Friday, August 17, 2018

Thistle and Lace

   
  Every teenager who loves music has probably thought about becoming a rock star or some sort of musician in their life. I've always wanted to go out and sing, but life took me in a different direction. My sister, however, has gone out and done what I've always wanted to do. She and Thistle and Lace is helping every person relive the past through their renditions of hit songs throughout the years.


About the Band

     Thistle and Lace consists of a husband and wife duo (Jon and Ashley) from Dixon, IL (the hometown of President Ronald Reagan) who formed the acoustic group in 2016. Ashley wows us all with her sweet and soulful voice that effortlessly hits all the high notes that us altos have always dreamed of reaching while Jon smoothly sings to us with his bluesy/grunge/folksy/alternative rock voice as he picks away at his guitar, sending all the women into a swoon and making men wish they were him. A year after they started, Natilee (my sissy!)  was invited to join the band offering her rock/gospel "Melissa Ethridge" like voice, complimenting the other two voices, which created an unstoppable,  harmonious force that pleases the listener's ear. 

      The group offers all the fun hits and are fun to watch with their easy, comedic banter. It's hard not to dance and sing along as they perform. Thistle and Lace, while providing a fun time for all is also very family friendly, too. My kids enjoy listening to their cd when we're driving along in our car. Their favorites are River Deep, Mountain High (Ike and Tina Turner), Have You Ever Seen The Rain (Creedence Clearwater Revival), and Listen to the Music (The Doobie Brothers). Every song is clean and full of energy and are hits that never get old. But why listen to me? I may be a little biased because I have a sister in the band. Here are some great testimonials from others:

Testimonials
      
"From the initial contact to the night of the event, the trio went above and beyond for our needs. We requested 70's music for our 70's theme. I know for a fact some of the songs performed were new in their repertoire just for us. Most importantly, the crowd had a blast!"
-Knoxville Hospital and Clinics Foundation

"We were SO pleased with Thistle and Lace!!! They were absolutely fantastic and did such a great job! Very professional and wonderful music selection...it was perfect for our event! We received many nice compliments from our employees. I would highly recommend them to anyone!"
-UPM Raflatac


“Best National Anthem we’ve ever heard! THISTLE & LACE was fantastic!”
-Invenergy

First time I heard them was at the Hummel Annual Pig Roast. I was mesmerized by how good they were. Beautiful clean and clear voices, and absolutly wonderful guitar, never missed a beat. I only hope I get a chance to hear them again.



Follow Their Facebook Page

     The group loves to keep us all up-to-date with their Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/thistleandlace/ . The page shows all of their updates, new song,  things that had happened to them that day, as well as asking for song suggestions. You feel like family and like you've been friends as long as you can remember. It's always interesting to see what they will post next. Will it be something silly? Serious? Or will you be able to enjoy watching the mini concert that they performed just for you?







How about this mini concert?




Promotional Video

      There's also some good news! Thistle and Lace will travel to sing for you or any event that you will hold. Here's their promotional video, see what they can offer you! (Thistle and Lace will bring all necessary equipment including lights, instruments, speakers, and of course vocal talent)





      Since the making of this video, Thistle and Lace has only gotten better, perfecting their harmonies and show presence. To view prices and booking dates, visit THIS website.
CD
    There's some more good news! If I haven't convinced you that this band is great, their music speaks for itself.

 
     If you loved that (how could you not), you can purchase their CD HERE.

     If you love music and you love the classics and hits of today, you'll love Thistle and Lace. Don't forget to join their Facebook page for upcoming events, to book a gig, follow news, and to purchase band merchandise to show that you're a fan! Also, please show some love in the comments and share with someone who you think will enjoy this fun eclectic band!

56 comments:

  1. This is awesome! So proud of both my sisters. :)

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    1. Thank you! We're very proud of you too! Nit sure why one sentence with Natilee is all large. I'll have to go in and fix it.

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  2. That's fantastic! My daughter is 12 and sings both in groups, in musicals and solo. I know she would love to make it a real "thing" and it's nice to hear about someone who did. Awesome.

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    1. A lot of it is knowing the right people. Jon and Ashley own their own music school so they had a lot of their own equipment to put together their CD and they did a great job. They were able to find an agent to represent them and now they are touring all over the USA. It's very impressive.

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  3. It sounds like a great band and I'm sure that you sister is so happy to be part of it. It sounds like they do a very happy music, the covers you mentioned are all great!

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  4. It's certainly rewarding and fulfilling to follow one's dreams and passions. The Thistle and Lace duo appear to be having quite a swell time. Their collaboration will surely strengthen their union.

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  5. This is a really nice initiative. You must be proud of you sister. The covers are great too.

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  6. I love how their husband and wife team compliments what they love to do, their passion for music. More power to them!

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    1. Its very nice when you share your passions with your spouse.

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  7. AW, this is sweet. I can see how happy they are with the path they chose. Music is really wonderful, isn't it? It can unite anyone. I will listen to them as soon as I can.

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  8. I love to see how they are supportive !! It's so cute ! I don't know them though ! need to listen ! Thank you for sharing :)

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  9. Sure they are going to be a hit for reliving timeless songs. Maybe they could play Abba's hits.

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    1. It's definitely something to suggest. Abba would certainly be popular, I mean, the made two movies just for their songs.

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  10. I never heard about Thistle and Lace before but after reading this post, I am now interested in their band! They are pretty awesome!

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  11. I bet your sister is excited be part of the group. It's always nice to follow your passion.

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  12. It's so great that you're supporting your sister and getting the word out! And I LOVE that she followed her passion and actually became a rock star! Too cool.

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  13. I love to play and write music. Keep it up

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  14. Being part of a band is such a unique experience

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  15. It's great to see people so passionate about their dream and pursuing it. I hope your sister knows how proud you are.

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  16. there is just something so magical about enjoying live music

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  17. How fun that you both like to sing. I bet it makes for fun family get-togethers. I wasn't gifted with it, but I still sing anyway (just not where anyone can hear me). ;)

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    1. My earliest memories are of my grandpa pulling out his guitar and he and my grandma would sing together. Then we would sing as we got older. My other sister used to travel in a singing band in college.I used to sincg in praise band until they made us be focused on on group so I stayed with the drama team.

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  18. Awe! What a blessing to do what you love together! So rad!!1

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  19. We love live music! Keep living your dream.

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  20. Awesome!!! I will certainly check them out on my next car ride!

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  21. It's great to see that your sister is following the dream most of us had at a time. All the covers are really amazing. You must be so proud of your sister.

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  22. Congrats to your sister and the band.I am gonna follow them on Facebook and love to know more about them. The promotional Video looks amazing.

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    1. They did a great job on the video, but since it was made, they've only gotten better.

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  23. The promo is great. The music awesome. I make music myself so can vouch for it. Good going.

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  24. This music definitely sounds so amazing. I can not wait to hear more!

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    1. Hopefully, they'll be able to start playing on the radio.

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  25. Its great youre showcasing this indie band. I wish them the best in their musical endeavors

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  26. I will have to share this because I'm sure there are those who would love have them for events. I know you must be so proud. I love seeing people doing what they love.

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    1. Very proud! I would really appreciate the share! They're still pretty new, so I'd love to get them recognized.

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  27. Not everyone gets the opportunity to live out their dreams it is such a privilege to be able to do what you love. I'll be sure to like them on face book.

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  28. WOW this band sounds awesome I have never heard of them until now so glad you shared! TY!

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