Last night, we went and saw The Avett Brothers at the Peabody Opera House. It was the second time we have seen them and they did not disappoint. I have to admit I am not a big concert goer so I tend to be a tough judge. That being said it is pretty much impossible not to be captivated by the band's lyrics, stage presence and musical talents.
Watching the crowd around me - some who were VERY enthusiastic - it got me thinking about music's ability to affect our mood. Growing up my parents would always put on a favorite CD while cooking or eating dinner and while I am by no means a musical connoisseur (nor can I play an instrument or sing very well) I like to think I have a great appreciation for music. I don't pretend to have great musical tastes but I know what I like and how it can affect how I am feeling. Fast forward to now and you can usually find a Pandora or Spotify station playing while Jeff and I are doing things around the house. For me, having music on is just one of the many things that makes our house a home (sorry to be cheesy but sometimes a cliche is really the best way to say something). So in honor of today's musings I thought I would share a few musical inclined links.