Wild Parsley to Play at the Limestone Music Festival
An engineer, a creative spirit, a big move, a great romance, two supportive spouses, five children, a ministry, demanding careers and a love of music combine to form the joyful harmony of Wild Parsley, a duet featuring Anna Shirey and Bryan Davenport. Wild Parsley will perform at the Limestone Music Festival on April 14 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Limestone County Event Center. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased from any ELHS Band student, from Chick Fil-A of Athens and from The Village Pizza of East Limestone. Tickets are also available online here .
An ad on Craig’s List brought this duet together. “My Mom was horrified when I told her I was going to meet a musician that I found in an ad on Craig’s List,” said Shirey, “but when we sang together, we clicked.” Davenport laughed, “I am very busy with work and family, but I wanted to get back to the music and I figured Craig’s List was a good way to start, and it worked!”
Davenport, a chemical engineer grew up in a home filled with music. “My brother, is a gifted classical pianist. He was probably my earliest musical inspiration, he was always playing.” Davenport is proof of the music-math link. “I love to play, and while I don’t write music, I can pretty much cover anything I hear acoustically.” Shirey grew up singing in Church. “There’s something about a song that has a special truth and freedom,” she said, “there’s nothing else that allows you to convey a feeling so completely.”
Learn more about Wild Parsley and the Limestone Music Festival on Facebook at 'Limestone Music Festival' or on Twitter @LCALMusicFest. The Limestone Music Festival is presented by the East Limestone High School Marching Band. All proceeds from the event go to support the band and County for a Cure, an American Cancer Society Relay for Life program. Sponsors for the event are Andrew Kirk, Financial Advisor for Modern Woodmen of America and Chick Fil-A of Athens.