Windycon may be about writing science fiction, but it's also about awesome music.
This year's Musical Guest of Honor was a delciious little group called Tricky Pixie. Tricky Pixie is made up of the lovely cellist Betsy Tinney, the ever delightful SJ Tucker (the Skinny White Chick with the amazing voice), and the ever entertaining Alexander James Adams.
My weekend of musical joy started with a pre-view sort of concer with Sooj (SJ Tucker) and Betsy....(I kind of wish they'd played this one... it's pretty)
and ended with a rousing concert by Tricky Pixie.
And yes... they do sing
Along the way, I also enjoyed Mary Crowell, who is sadly under represented on you tube, but is there on itunes.
Heather Dale, who does lots of music about the Arthurian sagas, as well as....
and a solo concert by Alexander James Adams, who writes some pretty serious stuff,
along with some very fun stuff
Alexander has so many CDs out that I just kind of gibbered, and plan to download things song by song until I figure out which discs I need to own entire (I fear the answer may be "all").
And just before the "main event" with Tricky Pixie, I snuck in a wee, grossly under-advertised, performance by Amy McNally. Amy (like Betsey), is one of those amazing artists who plays with other artists and groups, and just makes the whole thing sound better. (Amy played wtih Mary, for example, and it was just delicious). And... she's just an all around nice person too.
We heard stories about other concerts, and were alerted to you tube videos that are too fun not to share, like this one, in which the Ninja surprises Sooj
These marvelous concerts resulted in a certain amount of fiscal indescretion -- 'cause there were CDs, and I couldn't stop myself from buying several.
They are doing me no good whatsoever in getting this ear-worm out of my head though.
I wonder, does this mean that there's an alligator in MY house?