Today my car is all loaded up with sleeping bags, food, camping gear, smore supplies, and my dear Indianian friend Jess, as we head down to Wild Goose Festival in the mountains of North Carolina. I am so excited to not only be attending my first Goose experience, but also to have the chance to be a contributing artist and to share these stories and songs that brought Coming Home to You to life.
Wild Goose Festival describes itself as "a community gathered at the intersection of justice, spirituality, music and art." There are artists and speakers and passionate people from all over who will be gathering in Hot Springs, NC (outside of Asheville), to share and learn and be in conversation with one another. And armed with more than 20 chocolate bars and a few bags of marshmallows, I aim to become friends with a few of them.... :o)
Both of my performance times are on Friday, June 27. I'll be at the Iron Horse at 2:15, and then at the Chapel at 6pm. The Chapel is being curated by the Forum for Theological Exploration and after just a quick chat with Kim, the curator, I am thrilled to be working with them, providing a time for communion in the midst of story and song.
We'll be off the grid for the most part over the next few days....If you haven't heard from me by Tuesday, then it's safe to assume I've been mauled by a bear, fallen into a fire, or floated downriver and can't find my way back. OR that haunted hotel Jess booked us in Richmond, VA on Sunday night did us in.....(think Edgar Allen Poe) Regardless, there is guaranteed to be a story or two.... I can't wait!