We grew up strumming guitars and banging on pianos. At six, each of us began classical training in piano and joined a local children’s choir. Fast forward a decade or so, and Beecher and Ezra were jamming to Celtic tunes with a couple buddies. It was a fun hobby, plain and simple. And then the phone rang.
After being asked to perform at a Relay For Life fundraiser, the guys asked Liza and Asa to perform with them (they sang harmony and played the spoons, respectively). That started the ball rolling, and the phone kept ringing.
After touring around Texas and the United States performing bluegrass and folk music, we knew exactly what we wanted our debut album as Willow City to sound like: an infusion of roots music with pop-driven beats, combined with lyrics that were meaningful and fun at the same time.
We’ve now had the opportunity to perform with artists such as Asleep At The Wheel, The Casey Donahew Band, Ellie Holcomb, Hollyn, and Josh Wilson.
Gaby and I each asked them a few questions, then we asked each other a few music-related questions as well! To see what Gaby asked Willow City, and what questions she asked me, check out her blog after you read this!
Beecher, Are yall planning on having any concerts in Colorado any time soon? 🙂
“Nothing is planned at the moment, but we’re always up for a quick tour up to CO! We love it there.” -Beecher
Liza, What is your favorite thing to paint?
“Floral designs are my go to when I sit down to paint. There are so many different styles that can be created, so it’s fun to experiment with different designs!” -Liza
Ezra, What is your favorite instrument to play?
“Guitar is by far my favorite! No matter what kind of music you’re playing, a guitar can always do the trick!” -Ezra
Asa, Besides fishing and music, what do you like to do in your free time?
“I’m a fan of reading, wood-working, and being outdoors!” -Asa
For you all, are you planning to do a Christmas album anytime? And any big tours coming up in 2019?
“We would love to do a Christmas album at some point, but we don’t have a set plan for when! We’ll mostly be sticking around Texas for 2019 and we have some really exciting and fun things coming this year!!” -Willow City
One of their songs
The questions I asked Gaby:
Besides Willow City, what is one of your other favorite bands? I really like Ben Rector, Anna Clendening, NEEDTOBREATHE, and PRETTYMUCH right now.
What is your favorite genre of music? I can’t pick one. I really enjoy Christian contemporary, pop, and film scores.
How did you come across Willow City? Idiscovered Willow City from your Song of the Week post a few months back. After listening to Faces, I was hooked 😉
How much music do you listen to daily? A lot, I usually have music on except when I’m in class or talking to someone. I listen when I’m studying as well as when I just chill.
What is your favorite song from your childhood? I can’t remember a specific song but I really enjoyed listening when my parents put Blossom Dearie or Michael McDonald on.
What is your favorite song by Willow City? I really like Hometown Sign and their cover of Ben Rector’s Brand New.
I want to give a HUGE thanks to Beecher, Liza, Ezra, and Asa for allowing Gaby and I to interview them!!! It was soo awesome and still unreal! 🙂
Now that you have finished reading this post, make sure to head over to Gaby’s blog to see her part of this awesome collab!! Also, don’t forget to check out Willow City’s YouTube.
P.S. Just last week they posted some super duper exciting news!! Check it out:
How was your Valentine’s Day? Mine was pretty chill. I spent the day doing school, working on this post, making homemade pizza, and hanging out with my family.
The day before Valentine’s Day I made my nails look fancy! Last month I went to a Color Street Nail Party!! 🙂 Color Street nails are like stick on nails. Super neat! I will be showing you how I did mine below.
This is how the packaging looks.
First, it is very important to clean your nails with an alcohol wipe to remove any oils from your nail so the stickers will stick.
There are a few steps in between this…but once you find the right size and do the steps it tells you, it will look something like this. 😀
Since my nails are smaller I can use one sticker for two nails!
After sticking them on all your nails…
You will trim the stickers either with your fingernails on your other hand, or with a cuticle thingy, and/or fingernail trimmer.
I added a top coat…not sure if that is good or not, but it seems to work well for me. 🙂
All done!! They are super easy, so much healthier for your nails! Plus…the first time I did these (this is only my second time) they stayed on for two weeks!!
Have you ever tried nails like this? What did you do for Valentine’s Day? ❤
I am doing my first…wait no it isn’t. So anyway, I am doing a blog tour for the awesome Rachel @Nancy Drew. Yay!! Please check out her blog! 😀 She is just getting back into blogging, and will be making some changes to her blog, so please check it out to see what is going on.
Since yesterday was Valentine’s Day, I will be doing a Valentines Day type post. ❤ I will be talking a bit about the 5 Love Languages…but before we get on to that, make sure to check out Mukta and Ara’s blogs the next two days for more of the blog tour!
I took a test to find out what my Love Language(s) are, these are my results:
Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, and Words of Affirmation tied. I think that is very true. All those things are very important to me. Physical Touch is also something I like – but not as much.
Are you interested in knowing what your Love Language is?
Check out this link below:
Please take the test then let me know what your love language is! I also recommend having your friends take it. 🙂 Knowing what your friend’s and family’s love language is can be super helpful in showing them, love. 💕💞
V1: Sometimes it’s hard to breathe All these thoughts that shout at me Try to bring me to my knees And it’s overwhelming Darkness echoes all around Feels like everything is crashing down Still I know where my hope is found And it’s only You
Pre: Oooooooh You say You’re working Everything for my good, and Oooooooh I believe every word Ch ‘Cause even in the madness There is peace Drowning out the voices all around me Through all of this chaos You are writing a symphony A symphony And even in the madness There is peace Drowning out the voices all around me Through all of this chaos You are writing a symphony A symphony
V2: Tune my heart to your beat Let me be your melody Even when I cannot see What you’re orchestrating Even when the dark surrounds You’ll never let me drown I know that my hope is found In the name of Jesus
We have gotten a total of 20 inches of snow in the past 2 weeks! Super amazing moisture for dry CO, it is great!! 🙂 The other day I went outside to get some snowy photos, and to just get outside as well.
Evergreen. Snow. Blue Skies.
Ruby picked up this block of snow and named it…Frank, I believe. 😛
Silas and Ruby sledding.
The sky was so pretty, lots of fun clouds! ❤
Welp, would you look at that–that snow was a lot deeper than I thought. 😀
Look at my snazzy bro! 😎
Country. Muddy. Dirt Driveway.
Ruby wanted to try to get a photo of her throwing snow. 🙂
Snow angel time.
This photo looks kinda weird…can you even see the snowdrift I was trying to capture? 😛
Sparkly snow. ❄
Go, Silas! 🙃
The dead and life of winter.
Look at this huge snowdrift on the edge of our property.
Another snow drift. Yes, if you didn’t already guess, this was a very windy snow storm.
Where did those little trees go?! Haha, well…at least they won’t need to be watered.
A week ago I had a belated, but very lovely birthday party with some of my friends! It was so much fun!! I thought I would share some photos from that fun day! 🙂
After eating a yummy lunch and talking some, we went up to my room and did each other’s hair and makeup! We also listened to random music and talked about random things. 😛
After we got all pampered up, we went out into the cold and 6inches of snow to take some pictures, besides it being cold, it was a lot of fuun!!
A classic selfie with my wonderful friends!!
My pretty, cute, loving friends! ❤
Our album cover photo 😀
Ahh! I love this photo..so aesthetic feeling. 😍
After taking lots of fun, cute, snowy pictures we came inside and had some hot tea and brownies and chatted.
It was a wonderful couple of hours. My friends made me feel very special and loved. *hugs* They all blessed me with gifts, and very sweet cards!! If any of you girls read this, I just want to say thank you again for the wonderful day you gave me. LOVE YOU ALL! ❤
Hello everyone! I am so excited for today’s post! We have reach 3,000 subscribers on Digital Diary which means it’s time for a giveaway! Todays giveaway is sponsored. 1 winner will be chosen and get to pick an item from the Etsy shop, The Striped Plaid & Co!
The Striped Plaid & Co is an Etsy shop that sells home decor, digital downloads, and more. The shop is absolutely adorable, and also pretty new to Etsy. All of the products / designs have a neat and clean look to them, and I’m sure that this shop will be very successful!
This giveaway is open to both US and international BUT international can only win a digital print due to shipping cost. Don’t worry though, this shop has some beautiful digital prints! US is open to their choice of anything in the shop. 🙂