The Trews have rapidly become one of my favourite bands, and by far one of my top 3 to see live.
Their songs have beautiful lyrics and the instrumental accompaniment makes this band perfect to listen to while driving with the windows down, or sitting around a bon fire with your best friends, or generally just providing a chill awesome soundtrack to life. Each time I've seen them live everyone in the crowd is dancing, singing and the overall energy level makes you feel truly happy.
I've recently got to meet the band at a intimate concert event and, although I probably made a fool of myself by telling them I was super proud of them, these guys couldn't be more genuine guys. These are the guys who were your best friends growing up, who would break out the guitars, or put on the good tunes and you'd sit for hours in your parents basement laughing and telling stories. True Canadians and it's easy to see.
I truly just wanted to say thank you to them.
Not that you'll (The Trews) ever read this post but you guys seem to be playing not only for yourselves but for every musician who's dreamed about being where you're at.
My dad was a musician and passed away before I could ever tell him how much I truly appreciated the creativity he couldn't hold back. The way he looked when he was preforming was like everything was right in the world as long as he was on stage...everything negative faded into the darkness and the spotlight shone on him like lighthouse calling you home. I'm proud because you all represent everything that is a musician. You play for the right reasons and I got to be part of that.
Music is such the most beautiful thing we have besides love in this world. Something that makes us dance, sing, lifts us up and all it takes is a push of a button, or a download of a song, or the purchase of a ticket…..or if we are lucky to be so talently inclined to create it ourselves.
I will always be thankful to the MacDonald family for this concert experience. I will carry it with me always, and whenever I talk about meeting The Trews I will speak with love, and inspiration….and every so often remind myself that it did happen……"on a night like this"
Again, thank you for sharing your talent with us.
Ever so inspired,
Kate - your friendly dog sitter