Thursday, July 21, 2011

my dad is a rock star :)

St. George has one tourist attraction that I just LOVE!  Ever heard of Tuacahn?  It's an outside amplitheater that is surrounded by the gorgeous red rocks.  Each summer you can go see a couple different musicals and this year they have Grease and The Little Mermaid.  We saw Grease (but we'll be going back for Little Mermaid and I can't wait!) and I loved it!!  I had no clue what to expect because I've never even seen the movie!  Crazy right?  Haha :)  One of the best parts of these musicals is the orchestra pit.  My dad plays the guitar for Grease (and has played just about every year for Tuacahn's musicals!) and his talent never ceases to amaze me!
My dad absolutely loves the guitar and he has worked so hard to become such an accomplished musician.  His band has opened for Kansas, Styx, Beach Boys, etc.  Best of all...they played at my wedding :) and we had the best time dancing to their music! 
Now that we know how my old man ;) parties it up at night... let's talk about his day job!  He teaches guitar classes at Dixie State College as well as individual lessons.  Who watched NBC's The Voice?  Dia Frampton and her sister Meg are former students of his (when Meg is visiting she still meets up with my dad for some lessons) and the list goes on. 
My dad is so passionate about his career and I really admire that.  I love my job because he taught me how important it is to love what you do.  He is one of the best role models a girl could have, and anyone who meets Lisle Crowley will agree with me! :)
Now, you MUST do me a favor and check out the latest project my dad's been working on.  He has started up a couple different websites where you can find online guitar lessons, musical arrangements, and other musical resources.

If you're interested in lessons or setting up a gig, this is an easy way to get connected!
And be sure to check out the e lessons tab! :)
He has arranged some LDS hymns specifically for the guitar here.
And some classical music.

Let me know what you think! :)  And if you get the opportunity, definitely see a musical at Tuacahn!  And while you're at it, take a husband who is happier to take cute pictures than mine is... deal?  Haha!

31 comments:

Gentri said...

I've always wanted to go to the tuacahn!! Especially to see little mermaid! Lucky! And how awesome that your dad plays for them!

Kaycie said...

I love Tuacahn!! We're going this labor day for Little Mermaid with front row center seats!! Can't wait! That's so so incredible that your dad plays for the pit. How fun!

Suzzie V said...

woah that is cool. Wish I could come down there to see Little Mermaid! It sounds like it will be amazing!

Vivian said...

I need to get down there!! Would love to see him perform. Please let me know when he comes up north ;)

The Stylers said...

I had SOO much fun playing in the pit with your dad! Me and my sister still laugh about things he would say, and talk about how AMAZING of a guitar player he is!!

LaynahRose said...

Oh my goodness the little mermaid is my faavorite! I've wanted to go for such a long time, I drove through once and it was just beautiful.

Shalyn said...

My jaw is on the floor right now. Don't you know John Travolta is in Grease annnndddd its my favorite musical. If you don't watch it soon I am seriously going to have to kidnap you and make you watch it, ha!

Your dad sounds like such a neat man! I can't believe he has opened for all those people- crazy!

Kandice said...

wow! sweet dad! haha
seriously that would be so cool to introduce my dad as a rockstar and actually mean it :D

as for st. george, i LOVE that place too and would love it even more if i were able to see either grease or the little mermaid with the beauty of SG surrounding. i can't believe you have never seen grease! i hope it's on your list of things to watch now!

Jessica said...

that is awesome!! and I loove your black/white shirt!!

tara said...

how fun! i really love your shirt!

jennifer a said...

That is so cool. Do you play too? I, too, am in love with your shirt. It's adorable. And, I am SOOO happy that you guys will be sticking around for another year! Just 6 weeks left til we'll be back in EM! (well, the kids and I will be there on Sundays starting in 3 weeks, but we'll be back for good in 6!) Can't wait to see you!

Jen said...

thats really cool :) I hope to have a job I love some day, I think it's important.
Ps. can you two stop being so cute please! thanks ;-)

Autumn said...

I have heard about these and would totally love to go! How fun about your Dad!

Jamie said...

Your dad is the coolest! I am going to check out those e-lessons!
*Thank you for the sweet comment on my miscarriage post. Love and hugs to you!

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

HOW COOL! What a lucky girl you are to have such an awesome talented rockstar of a DAD!

Y'all go to the most beautiful places. I am so in love with those beautiful red rocks. I've never seen anything like that in real life....one day!

oh & I'm super jealous that you are seeing Little Mermaid!!!!! I would love to see that!

Pamela said...

That is soo cool!! :) I bet it is so much fun to see/hear your dad play. The place looks so neat!

Courtney Ash said...

Omg how cool is that!?!? haha the best part is you get to tell everyone your dad literally is a rockstar!!! xoxo

Tatiana said...

Your dad does rock! How fun is that!
And I think it's so amazing that he was able to play at your wedding. That must have been unforgettable...

Denise said...

I've always loved guys and guitars! Not that I love your dad.. ha! I remember the very first musical I saw at Tuacahn, Utah! I still know some of the songs haha. I have a shirt just like that white one, only the flower ruffly things are black on mine :)

I changed my blog address
thatgirldenise.blogspot.com :)

Maddie said...

Thank you so much for the sweet comment!!! This is so cool that your dad plays guitar and is so passionate about it. New follower :)

xo
Maddie

M & T Peterson said...

Cute blog! Holynd misses you so much. :) Thanks for the comment! We're really missing everyone from Willow Springs!

P! said...

AH!! Celebri-dad!! How cool is this?! First off, that picture of him is ROCKIN' (no pun intended). Second, I love Meg and Dia!! Third, I plan on visiting that place when we venture to Utah- how cool!! I love that your dad plays in the pit for the shows there- the pit is the key to any awesome show. Good for him! I love that you love your dad so much! Dads are the greatest! Have a wonderful weekend!!

P.S. That top is FABULOUS!!

Amanda said...

SO VERY COOL, Courtney! You're a pseudo-rock star since you're a rock star's daughter :) Happy Friday!

Pretty Wonderful said...

great post! i used to want to learn the guiter but just never had the time.

thanks for your lovely comment on my blog too. Love yours, so i'm a new follower :)

Alice x

http://prettywonderfulmakeup.blogspot.com

Kelly-Marie said...

Awe, so glad I'm not alone when it comes to going crazy with junk food. Haha! Love the pictures, too cute!

Pretty Wonderful said...

i just gave you an awrd, here's the link if you're interested;

http://prettywonderfulmakeup.blogspot.com/2011/07/liebster-award.html

Alice x

Deidre said...

Wow what an inspiring story. Good for you dad! It is sooo important to love what you do.

Jess said...

Dad's are the best and it seems like you have a great one right there. Can't wait to check out the links, friend!

Jennifer said...

ahhhh how awesome is that! go courtney's dad go! <3

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Kelly said...

How COOL is that?! I mean, I think my Dad is a rockstar, but yours actually is :)

TriGirl said...

That is pretty awesome! Sounds like your dad is an amazingly talented guy!
Oh, and you two are the cutest! (stopped by from Shalyn's blog)