Wednesday, August 24, 2011

You Jump in Where You Can, Right?

So, yeah yeah yeah, we'll admit it: we're not exactly a blogging band. (As if you haven't noticed.) There are updates on Facebook (profile: LostAnd Found, or official page Lost And Found), and the random photo and status update sort of serve as a blog of sorts. But when it comes right down to it, we don't often get around to updating this little section of the website. (And you'll notice how I am quickly spreading the blame for this by using the royal "we" as opposed to my usual "I.")

Anyway, we wanted to at least tell you about the groundbreaking, first-ever, biennial, Luther 500 Festival. As you'll see from the website, the initial Luther 500 was held in June of this year, and will happen every two years until 2017, which marks the 500th anniversary of the wall post heard around the world, when Martin Luther had a hammer.

With about 150 participants, we were joined by some of our favorite musicians, including the bluegrass duo Alathea, and the blues singer Rachel Kurtz, and of course the blue-speedwood group, yours truly. There are so many great things to say about the Luther500 Festival, that it's hard to know where to begin. But one great thing is that it takes place in Germany, with day trips to various cities, while spending the nights staying in a castle in Wittenberg. In addition, there are servant events, and recreation options. Plus, Morning Prayer in the Castle Church. I know, riiiight? So go poke around the website and give it some thought for 2013. Registration opens on Reformation Day of 2011, which is October 31st to you and me.

In other news, Lost And Found continues our regular lives of touring around the country and world, playing our little songs and hoping people will remember to call us up and invite us to come play in their towns. (Cue finger tapping you on the shoulder saying, "Hey, you live in a town, don't you?")

And maybe, just maybe, the piano guy will get his act together and start updating this blog more regularly. I wouldn't count on it if I were you, but we can always hope, right?


Debi (Bridges) Driver said...

I was at the Luther500 Festival in Wittenburg this year, and thoroughly enjoyed all of the musical groups there, especially you guys! I hope that you will be back there in 2013, because I definitely intend to be there! I am hoping to be back in 2017, also. Keep up the good work, and thank you for all that you do...:)

Charisse said...

Hmm, 2017 - Mitch will be on sabbatical that summer, and Hayley will have just graduated from high school. (Hayley will have just graduated from high school!!!) Maybe we can make it to Germany.

Can't wait to host the band in January!