November 20, 2014

A Time of Thanksgiving

The holiday season has always been a special time for our family, despite the business that comes with it! We always find ourselves spending a bit more time together, laughing at jokes that might have gotten eye rolls a few months earlier, and, of course, putting in quite a few hours of decorating for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Christmastime is our largest undertaking, but there's something peaceful about bringing down the boxes full of autumn leaves, smiling scarecrows, and pumpkins that are just too pleasant to be included in the Halloween decorations. It only takes us a few hours to finish up, but we're always glad to have spent it together, with no sense of chaos and no deadlines to meet. 

At this time of the year, it's easy to get caught up in the rush. There are meals to prepare, family coming in, presents to buy and wrap (hopefully before Christmas Eve, though we've all been there!), and something always goes wrong, whether the turkey is still frozen when it's time to eat, or there's a squirrel in the Christmas tree, a la National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (fingers crossed none of us have to deal with such a thing, though it would add some excitement!), and without fail, we all have our "Cousin Eddie" adventures over the holidays. 

Even if nothing goes wrong at all, we oftentimes find ourselves at New Year's, wondering how November and December flew by so quickly. After all, it's supposed to be August, right? But whether you're so full of holiday spirit that you've been playing Christmas songs nonstop since November 1st at 12:01 AM, or if you're still insisting that "It's only November, turn that off!", we hope that you'll take a moment in the middle of the hustle and bustle and realize that, hey, life is good, family is crazy (but that's okay), and there's really so much to be thankful for.  

It is the most wonderful time of the year, after all. 

November 17, 2014

November, It's Nice to See You

Well, it's been a rather dreary Monday for us, but sometimes it takes a bit of rain to make us settle down for a few minutes and take a breath! The BEAU + LUCI team has been busy this weekend, working (and, of course, playing!) hard in Gainesville, Georgia and Miami, Florida, with more travel on the horizon! 

First off, we played at the Okefenokee Regional Fair on Thursday (November 13th), and we had an absolute blast! The crowd was awesome, and the view of the Ferris Wheel from the stage wasn't that bad, either! Once again, we are so grateful to our band for being so incredible and making things so much easier, funnier, and more interesting. 


After the show Thursday, we hit the road. We were in studio Friday evening and Saturday morning, where we began working on new music! We always have a blast at Rivercrest Music Studio, working with Mark and Graham Dowdy, and this was no exception. We can't wait to head back up and finish up! 

We only wish we could have been in two places at once, so we could have gone to the Homestead-Miami Speedway Nationwide Race and cheered on our favorite driver, Jeremy Clements (#51). We cheered him on from the studio, though, and in Athens later, and Brian did a fabulous job representing the BEAU + LUCI team in the pits, alongside our incredible publicist and sponsorship director, Kari! We can't wait to meet Jeremy in person, and to partner with him and his team in 2015!

We spent Saturday night between the hedges at Sanford Stadium, cheering on the Dawgs and doing a little bit of freezing! It was a great game, though, and we're always grateful for the time with our family!

We hope you guys have a wonderful week! Wishing you lots of love and holiday cheer (yes, we know it's only November, but it's practically Christmas, at least in Luci's mind!), 


November 9, 2014

Let's Catch Up

We're back!! After some extended, unexpected technical problems (for something that's supposed to make life easier, technology can be difficult!), we've finally got our blog back, and we have quite a bit of catching up to do!! 

First off, we went to Macon to film a segment for Studio 41 Entertainment News, hosted by Mr. Joey Stuckey on NBC Channel 41. You can watch our segment here! Make sure to check it out and let us know what you think of the song ("Mosaic"), which will be included on our upcoming EP titled MOSAIC! We want to say again how grateful we are to Joey Stuckey, and Macon brothers, Bob and Ron Holland, with the Georgia Music Channel, for this opportunity!

We also played at the JFly Music Festival at Phoenix Park in downtown Waycross in September, and we had such a blast performing, the crowd was awesome, and it was so nice to see Waycross-native JFly again!

We took a mini-vacation to St. Augustine for the Georgia - Florida game, and while the game didn't go exactly like we wanted it to, we had a lovely stay, and got some much-needed family time, not to mention a pirate tour with the debonair Captain Jack Sparrow from The Pirate Store. The man is a charmer, that's for sure!  As always, we enjoyed our favorite restaurants in downtown St. Augustine, O.C. White's and Kookaburra Coffee Shop.

This past Thursday (November 6th) we were thrilled to have the opportunity to help out at the Lewis & Raulerson - Friendly Express 14th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Jekyll Island Golf Club. It was a beautiful day for golf, Coca Cola's Mr. Terry Murray's special secret recipe grilled chicken and sausage dogs, a wonderful lunch catered by Southern Soul BBQ, from St. Simons Island, and the chance to witness firsthand the giving heart of Lewis and Raulerson and Friendly Express. 

Also, we found out just this morning that our song "Fire" (which will also be included on our EP "MOSAIC") topped October's "Most Heard" Charts on UK Country Radio! We are so excited and completely blown away!! 

And last but not least, make sure to put it on your calendars: we'll be playing at the Okefenokee Fair Grounds on November 13th, from 7:00 - 9:00 PM! Be sure to come out, ride some rides, and check us out! We hope to see you there!!

Enjoy a few more pictures of our shenanigans (including a mind-blowing time at the One Direction/5 Seconds of Summer concert in Tampa, Halloween decorating, a bit of silliness with beautifully terrifying masks, and some time spent in the stocks), and have a wonderful Sunday!! 


BEAU + LUCI at the Kookaburra Cafe, St. Augustine)

Even the best pirates get caught sometimes...

Outside Joffrey's Coffee in Ybor City, FL

Halloween decorations!!

Keep Calm and Spook On :)