On the weekend, my brother and sisters and I were asked to perform at a flood charity event as the supporting act for the wonderful Walmsley Brothers.
It was very exciting for us! We are a very musical family, and there is almost always a guitar out when we are all together. But it was the first time that us siblings have done something all by ourselves.
It was a bit of a whirlwind… we had a week to pull together an hour-long set-list, take photos, and come up with a name!!
Willow Tree came to me one night when I was dropping off to sleep. I looked it up and found Isaiah 44:3-4:
3 For I will pour water on the thirsty land,
and streams on the dry ground;
I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring,
and my blessing on your descendants.
4 They will spring up like grass in a meadow,
like willow trees by flowing streams.
Perfect. I love that it suits us, and has a meaning.
We mainly did covers… Brooke Fraser, Taylor Swift, Dixie Chicks… and Jordan even did a solo Switchfoot number (and was awesome!).
It was so much fun. We won our battle with the nerves, and from all accounts, I think we managed to pull off a pretty fabulous set.
I absolutely loved performing with my sisters and brother. I was proud of us, and I REALLY hope we can do it again some time.
(Plus it’s pretty cool that we can say we were the support act for the Walmsley Brothers!! – even if they are our cousins!)