Driveway Peace Concert June 2, 2020

My last blog post (Healing Harp) was about the new world order but the world feels more like chaos every day. On May 23rd, with just a two-hour notice I did a little driveway concert for a few friends. Being able to SEE everyone was wonderful and lifted my spirits tremendously. Hopefully, it did for others as well. Actually, I know the music did help a few people beyond those I saw in my driveway because a few days later I received an anonymous note from a neighbor that they had heard and enjoyed the concert so much. What a kindness that they sent the note.

Last week, on June 2, 2020, there were many peace rallies going on across the nation for Black Lives Matter. This was a tough week. So my small contribution was to have a harp concert for peace and love in my driveway. Although most of my friends were down at our local rally a few neighbors and friends came to watch. I had carefully crafted the set list to specifically talk about what I was feeling through the use music. The night proved to be emotional for many of us. We had music from Bob Dylan, the Beatles, several hymns and gospel songs, as well as a patriotic tribute and some mood lifters. You can’t see it but my shirt says LOVE! While the video skills of my main grip might need perfecting I do plan to keep him on staff for many more years. (You might see an actual professional videographer in the crowd, but he’s not mine, so we’ll have to wait to see what comes of that tape.)

I hope you enjoy a small excerpt from the concert. Video link below.

Harpist Beth A. Stockdell giving a driveway concert on June 2, 2020.
Wide view of the driveway concert on June 2, 2020.
View from the rocks.