it's a bluegrass kind of saturday / by Maranie Staab

the power of music never ceases to amaze me. it's ability to change ones mood in an instant, to turn an average day into a memorable one and perhaps, more than anything, it's ability to bring people together in a way that few other things can is without comparison. 

i took this image of my father saturday night as he and a handful of his musician friends (folks that i have had the pleasure of knowing since i was a small girl) sat around and played into the early morning hours. 

while not the norm in many ways, i will forever be grateful to have grown up in an environment where the weekends were spent jamming around a campfire, the summer at (music) festivals and where a generally simpler way of life made each day magical in its own way.