May 19, 2014

Happy Monday!

Hey, guys! We hope you all had a wonderful weekend. The weather was beautiful down here: clear skies, a nice breeze, and relatively mild temperatures for this time of year! We played at the Downtown Waycross Market Friday evening with our favorite guitarist, Frank Sikes, then enjoyed "the best hamburger in Waycross," courtesy of the Plant Cafe and Steve, Marla, and Stevie Howell. If you've never been to the Plant Cafe, we definitely recommend it; the food is delicious, the owners are great, and the whole place is packed full of antiques. If that's not enough for you, then the local legend is that Elvis Presley himself at there when he played at the Waycross Auditorium, so you might sit where Elvis once sat!

On Saturday, we spent the entire day at Gary Sellers' farm in Hortense, and we had a blast! We watched a few volleyball games, did a lot of dancing, enjoyed a "Friendly Idol" with our very own Simon, Paula, and Randy, listened to a few good friends play, and then rocked out ourselves. There was also a lot of ice cream, barbecue from Smoke Rising Barbecue in Blackshear, and a little bit of sunburn, which makes for a perfect spring day. 

We finished the weekend off by celebrating Mom and Dad's 23rd anniversary at our favorite restaurant in the world, Bennie's Red Barn on St. Simon's Island. All in all, it was a great three days, and Monday didn't seem so bad after all. 

Enjoy the pictures we've added, and join us tonight on Ears Radio for the Pat Stone Show. We'll be in the chat room from 7 - 10 EST, so swing by, say hello, and join us for some great music. 

Lots of love, 

Beau + Luci

May 14, 2014

Upcoming Events

Hey, guys! We hope everyone's having a good week and looking forward to an enjoyable spring weekend. We'd like to share a few events going on this weekend that we're really excited about! Check them out, and join us if you’re in the area!
  • Friday, May 16, 2014, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, we'll be playing the Downtown Waycross Market at The Gazebo at Doughboy Park.  We have the privilege of opening up the first market day of 2014, and we're so excited to be a part of an event that supports local farmers, gardeners, craftsmen and artisans by offering fresh, local produce and handmade arts and crafts. We are passionate about a healthy lifestyle based centered on fresh, organic fruits and vegetables, and there's no better place to stock the pantry than a farmer's market, complete with a treasury of handmade arts and crafts.  We've attached a flyer below, so come enjoy beautiful downtown Waycross with us and check out our OneHeart Project, and sing along to our set of classic rock and modern pop favorites.
  • Saturday, May 17, 2014, we will be playing at the 25th Anniversary Celebration for Friendly Express, Inc., an employee family picnic at the Sellers' farm in Hortense, Georgia. We are looking forward to a day filled with good music, friends, and a delicious barbecue meal courtesy of Blackshear's Smoke Rising Barbecue, along with a few friendly competitions between co-workers, friends and family! This is an awesome event celebrating a Waycross-family owned business that has been at the heart of local communities in the southeast area for 25-years now.
  • Saturday, May 17, 2014, is the 1st Annual Mattie's Mission Bass Tournament, starting at 6 AM with Weigh-in at 4 PM and is hosted by the Ware Co. Farm Bureau. More information can be found here, here, and here, along with rules and registration information. We won't be able to attend the tournament, because of a scheduling conflict, but our thoughts and prayers are with Mattie's Mission family, our church-family and friends, and all the men and women joining together to support a foundation that is extremely close to our hearts.

Also, we are joining forces with Mattie's Mission over the coming months in various opportunities to help and encourage families who have had childhood cancer impact their family’s lives.  During the month of September 2014, another family friend and Mattie's Mission board member, Jason Rogers, prepares for a 33-day, 3,100-mile, cross-country triathlon - Tri4Mattie - starting in Seattle, Washington and ending in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.  Tri4Mattie, Jason’s third cross-country trip for raising awareness and funding for various charities, is a triathlon - cycling, running and swimming - which is an added physical challenge to his previous two cycling trips.  We will be sharing more information about the triathlon, and all events surrounding Mattie’s Mission, as dates draw closer, and we ask that you keep the members of Mattie's Mission in your prayers and offer your support by liking the Mattie Goble's Prayer Team Facebook page.  The fight against childhood cancer is one that involves us all, and it is our hope and prayer that one day, we will see an end to all cancers. 

Once again, we want to thank you all for your love, encouragement, prayers, and patience as we take these steps in our musical journey! Anything and everything we accomplish is because of you, and we are eternally grateful!

Lots of love,

Beau + Luci

May 10, 2014

Beau + Luci Buzz

By now, you've probably seen the daily posts with a silly hashtag, along with a picture, quote, or article referencing something that we're interested in, or someone that we admire greatly. We're calling this the Beau + Luci Buzz, and every week, we'll give you guys the chance to get to know us a little better, and hopefully we'll come to know you all better, as well! 

Every day will have a different theme: Quote of the Week on Monday to help you make it through the toughest day, Thank You for the Music Tuesday, when we get to talk about a musician or song that really means something to us, Wacky Holiday Wednesday, so we'll always have something to celebrate, the quintessential Throwback Thursday, so everyone will know how terrible our haircuts were in elementary school, Superhero Friday (because you made it through the week, like a real superhero), Classic Hollywood Saturday, and Serendipity Sunday, a day of inspiration, positivity, and optimism. We hope that you guys will get involved, enjoy the jokes and funny cartoons, and have a good laugh along with us. We love being able to interact with you all, and this is just another opportunity to have fun. 

As always, keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter, and the website to keep up with the posts and any other news and information we'll be sharing!
Lots of love, 

Beau + Luci

May 6, 2014

Family Retreat

Over Spring Break (or Easter Holiday, whichever you want to call it), we all loaded into the car and took a spur-of-the-moment trip to Dillard, Georgia, one of the prettiest places in the entire world, and the Dillard House. We had an absolute blast, which was posted all over Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and now that we've gotten all our pictures back, will now be revisited. We're already missing the food, the scenery, the people, and, most of all, the horses! 

We get so caught up in the business of our lives that we forget to step back and immerse ourselves in a moment, to take a deep breath and enjoy the beauty of nature, to look at the stars, to make a meal more than a quick stop and turn it into a memory. It's a lot easier to do in the Dillard House dining room, with gorgeous views of the Rabun Gap-Nacooche School, the surrounding mountains, and the gardens and stables of the Dillard House, but we all came away from our little trip with the determination to incorporate a little bit of slowing down into our daily routine. That's much easier said than done, of course, but most good things are! Plus, it was nice to bring something back other than a few added pounds thanks to the amount of pecan pie we had! 

We hope you guys enjoy the pictures of our little journey and the furry/feathery/horned friends we made, and we look forward to hearing your own adventures from Spring Break! 

Lots of love, 

Beau + Luci

We met a few furry friends, like the judgmental, bearded goat and a cow with a freakishly long tongue!

We love horseback riding, and like to go on rides whenever possible. The horses were so beautiful, and the trail guides were friendly, funny, and knew all kinds of stories to keep us entertained.
 The scenery was gorgeous. We took a mile long hike to Anna Ruby Falls (pictured below) and made sure to catch the sunrise and sunset over the valley everyday. The weather was perfect, hanging between 30 and 50 the entire time, and even the rain couldn't dampen the fun! Mom spent all her time trying to get pictures of us when we weren't taking pictures. It was a difficult task!
The hike was stunning, and we would have loved to spend more time on the trails, but the park was closing and it was time for us to get back to Dillard for dinner! 

May 4, 2014

May the Fourth Be with You

Hey, guys! We have been busy, busy, busy lately, and we're excited for the chance to catch up and share with you all! It looks like spring has officially sprung, which is great for anyone who likes warm weather; as for us, we're already missing the cold! 

We have spent the past month preparing and rehearsing for the Lewis & Rauleron's 75th Anniversary Celebration. In spite of the scattered rainstorms (read: torrential downpour), we had an absolute blast, and if the show was any indication of how the rest of the month is going to go (we seriously hope it is!), then it looks like May will be great. As always, we'd like to give a massive thank you to our friend, co-conspirator, jack-of-all-trades, and guitarist, Frank Sikes, for practicing and putting up with us once again, and for letting us use his (extremely flammable) practice space, complete with goats, chickens, and cardboard cut out of Han Solo. We've never cuddled a chicken before (or sang with a goat judging us), but thanks to his miniature farm, we truly understand that the love of a bird is like no love we've ever had before, and that goats are truly judgmental creatures.

But before we start chasing a rabbit - well, a chicken - let's get back to the Anniversary Celebration. We really had a blast performing with Frank, and we are extremely grateful to Randall Broadhead and his crew from Sound Experiencing for running sound for us through a few thunderstorms. Not very many people can say that they spent their first few shows singing along with trains, but that's the fun part of living in a railroad town! Although it rained all afternoon, it certainly didn't dampen the appetites, as everyone enjoyed Coca-Cola's very own Mr. Terry Murray's famous chicken and sausage dogs, and lucky for us, he managed to save us a few drumsticks before everyone cleaned him out. We also were able to get up close and personal with the Shell-Pennzoil NASCAR race car and a Ferrari Indy car, which we were very tempted to "borrow" for a quick spin around the block. But alas, our efforts were in vain, and we were forced to admire it from as close as we could get for the rest of the day. There were two monster trucks as well, and we've yet to figure out how anyone gets inside them. We're determined to find out, and maybe try it for ourselves one day. 

Despite a few minor mishaps (including a very angry god of thunder who held up our sound check!), it was a day that we enjoyed immensely, and we always seem to learn a little bit more about patience, the importance of practice, and how necessary it is to be able to laugh at ourselves every time we perform. The rain could have sent us into a tailspin, but we've always had a particular taste for dancing in the rain, and the delays gave us the chance to meet everybody who came out to celebrate such an awesome time for a company we think of so highly because of the importance they place on family, community, and integrity in business.

Events like Lewis & Raulerson's 75th Anniversary Celebration give us the chance to talk about our OneHeart Project, through which we continually strive to increase awareness of poverty and need in our area. We will be placing another order for OneHeart t-shirts, which you can purchase by contacting us via Facebook or Twitter, calling or texting Allison Turner at 912 - 288 - 4048, or tracking one of us down in person. In the weeks ahead, we will be throwing a Beau + Luci Day at Waycross's very own Salon Cheveux, to rally together our friends and family in order to makes steps toward eradicating the poverty experienced by children and families in our area. We're extremely excited about Beau + Luci Day, and details will be posted as the time draws nearer, so make sure to check back and join us! For more information, or just to stop by and say hello, make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, check out our website and share us with your friends so we can get the word out! Also, we would love if you would join us every Monday from 7 - 10 PM on the Pat Stone Radio Show chat room for good music and conversation, and to hear any exciting announcements firsthand. We hope to see you there, and thank you all so much for the love you send our way! We appreciate every single one of you more than you will ever know, because you are helping us change lives while making our dreams come true. 

Lots of love, 

Beau + Luci