Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My Cousin. The Rockstar!

I come from a very musical family, and I've always loved music. My cousin, who is a senior in high school, isn't much different. She began playing violin at age 5, and she's come a very long way since then. She not only plays the acoustic violin but the electric violin as well... among other instruments. (I told you she's a rockstar!) The girl has an amazing ear for music, can play just about anything that you throw her way, and she is just hands down an incredible violinist!

About two weeks ago, my cousin became part of a band called Eucalyptus. The band consists of my cousin and a classmate. She plays electric violin, and he plays guitar, piano, and he sings too. About one week ago, they won their high school's Battle of the Bands! The winner won the opportunity to perform at a local bar/restaurant... and perform is exactly what they did.

They played a great mix of contemporary music, self composed songs, and they even played a few audience participation songs like "Lean on Me" and "Hey Ya" by Outkast. I'll tell you, it was pretty entertaining listening to the entire audience shouting "Shake it! Shake it! Shake it!" during their cover of "Hey Ya". Their cover of "Boston" by Augustana even had me and my aunt a little teary-eyed. It was so much fun seeing my cousin on stage while playing as part of a band. She really is a rockstar! I'm so glad they won Battle of the Bands and that I had an opportunity to hear them play.

Eucalyptus was fantastic, and I hope they play again soon. (:


  1. That's so cool! I wish that I had some amazing musical talent. I used to play piano, but I quit a long time ago and can't remember how to now. So sad.

  2. How fun! What great pictures, too, Ashley!

  3. What a great resource!

  4. The dogs bark, but the caravan goes on.

  5. Very cool! I love the violin. String instruments in general are so nice :)