Saturday, January 22, 2011

Karen Peck and New River

Here is a follow-up to the concert Friday night!
It was so much fun!

We got a phone call around 5 saying that it was time for our sound-check. Casie's hair was about 1/3 of the way through, but being the trooper she is, she packed up mid-hair and we headed out the door.

She was way pumped when we walked into the auditorium to find Karen Peck standing RIGHT there. Oh JOY - I get to meet her just like this. Karen said, "Hey Girls!!! I see it's time to do some hair!" It was at that point that I knew I was going to love her and that it was going to be a fun night!

Here we are about two hours later standing around back-stage chatting and waiting for the concert to start. All of a sudden we hear, "Please welcome Brad and Bart Howlett!" And Bart had a momentary freak out because Brad was no where to be found back-stage.

The Howlett's and Karen Peck

Did I mention that it was like a freezer back there? Seriously, mom ran up to the church to get a heater, and the girls (including way fun Karen) crowded around it like a bunch of loonies! I changed my shirt because I was sooo cold.

Waiting to sing!!!

Post - Hair Picture!! :)

Check out that color-coordination friends!! You know she's a fun girl when she says - please tag me on facebook in these pictures!

Karen and Mom

The Kilgore Family

(remind me why we didn't get a family picture with Karen?)

I only had one lyrical slip up (Jes-dus) and thanks to sweet friends, we got it on video! I was going to put the video on here for you to view, but I couldn't get it to upload. Have no fear because I found this video on YouTube that someone mysteriously uploaded. Gasp Gasp Gasp. Oh dear gracious. Not sure who authorized that. Jesdus is on the second song during my solo. Wait. For. It. And laugh with me!! :)

Keepin' it real!!

My thoughts after watching that video - Mom was rockin' the stage presence!! The rest of us need to up our game. I knew I should have clipped my bangs back. And I totally almost fell over at one point.. good thing they were only getting from the waist up at that moment.

Karen Peck and New River, The Howlett Brothers, The Kilgore Family

It was such a fun evening! Karen is such a normal, genuine, personable individual. I love when you go to a concert and know it's not about the performer. It was truly evident that they knew their purpose. Oh and she has the most country accent ever!

I think one of our favorite parts of the evening was just sitting back stage and hanging out! Oh, and since you know this is "let's, quick, find Megan a husband year..." Karen tried to hook me up with Jeff, the singer in her group. Her and every other female at the concert. No joke - I got texts and comments from so many women - Megan, it's destiny. baha. I'm such an awkward person. We talked school (lame?)- he used to be an English teacher. I'll let you know how that one works out! ha.


Christina said...

Savannah is in my lap and she says, "Thank you for the musical." She liked watching the video!

Asha K. said...

MEGAN!!! I JUST found your blog on CJW's You girls (er...I mean LADIES) have grown up beautifully!! I will definitely be following! If you get a chance check us out at and tell your folks that Asha and Adrien said HI!!

Anonymous said...

is this the same bart and brad howlett who use to live on caddo st. in marshall tx. i use to live next door in the white stucco two story house...... we would go to their house to hear them sing..... their best song was - coat of many colors....- let me know please at....
thank you,
barbara mcqueen