Hope you had a great Independence Day. We did here at the Mouse House. It was kinda chill and was capped off with an all-American barbecue... shandies, steaks, baked beans, tomatoes, cucumbers and zucchini from my garden and apple pie (well, we would have eaten it if anyone still had room for it). My niece and nephew played and the adults kicked back on our new deck. Pretty much as good as it gets. Adding to that was an awesome soundtrack. I've been totally digging some soul/funk music this summer. My Bill Withers station has become my default Pandora station. I'm not always sure Countrymouse likes it as much as I do, but he's a good sport. Probably my second (current) favorite station is Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. I wrote about Sharon Jones last summer in this post where I called her the "real deal" and I still mean it. I love her funky sound. If you're anything like me, you live for these long, casual summer days and nights and Sharon Jones makes for perfect summer listening. If you live within driving distance to Annapolis, Maryland you should consider attending the Silopanna Music Festival on August 27th. Jones and the Dap-Kings will be one of the headlining acts (along with Matt and Kim, Fitz and the Tantrums, Trombone Shorty and Harper Blynn, in addition to a host of local music). I'll be there so be sure to let me know if you're going!
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