Photo gallery by Anna Selle, Story by Kara Love, Poster by Jess Bonniwell & Sarah Dean
This past Thursday, a small group of about 20 people gathered together on the second floor of Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters for an evening of hot drinks, cold cereal, and folksy tunes. The evening started with a moment of silence over the recent tragedy in Parkland, FL and an inspiring message from Sofar emcee Tevin Williams about the healing power of music.
Foxlin, a duo from nearby St. Joseph, began the night with catchy songs of love and sadness. Ryan and Lauren’s banter between songs played to the intimate setting, leaving the audience laughing along and feeling as if they were among old friends.
Following them was the solo artist Brianna Straut. Originally from Texas, Straut’s southern roots shone brilliantly in a charming ballad dedicated to her cousin’s day-to-day life of checking trotlines – a heavy fishing line with hooks, for all us city slickers.
Ida Wenøe, hailing all the way from Denmark, closed out the night with haunting vocals that could carry any listener away to a land shrouded in magic and mystery. After captivating the crowd, she also taught us a bit of Danish. It was a peaceful night filled with hope, love, and a bit of wonder.