Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Day I Met Peter Breinholt

College.

That's the next part of my story.

And one of the things about college in Provo is the dynamics of live music. We've always loved our musicians in this town and for me, that all started with Peter Breinholt. My friends and I followed him from show to show like Bieber fans on youtube.

And today I met him for the first time. It was like I had popcorn in my veins. Peter is playing at our first Rooftop Concerts this Friday May 4th. He's bringing with him a full band, plus strings, some guests performers and his feel-good vibe.

I was really star struck. In fact, my interview was a little too awkward to be included in this piece, so instead Peter played for us. If you can't come for the concert on Friday, let me offer you this.

Plus, my friend Ryan Innes let me sing with him, which was nothing but indulgent, really. Hopefully his voice triumphs over the GLORY OF MY OWN.

If sexy had a voice it would sound like Ryan Innes. Golden. And he's opening for Peter.
(And Faith Johnson is opening for Ryan, and she's another phenom.)

Enjoy:



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26 comments:

Emily Heizer Photography said...

1.) I LOVE your dress. Where's it from?? and ku-DOS! It's not a maxi dress and I'm sure you'll make that writer from a million years ago delighted you're not wearing a half tee and a tube top! LOL

2.) "What can you do if you live in Connecticut?"

LMBO

Emily Heizer Photography said...

PS: Ryan Innes has a BEAUTIFUL voice. I could listen to him all day!

Where can I find him?

I'm shooting a wedding in DC or I would so come out to visit, JUST for you Court! (Okay, really for Ryan. :)

Meddy said...

This just made me so happy. I love Peter Brienholt and "What About" reminds me of happy September nights on my mission. If I were anywhere near Provo, I would be there on Friday night.

I love your excitement and your dress is gorgeous.

lawdy said...

yowza. can you say crush? mr. breinholt is a nice fella.

leslie s said...

I agree with CJane...Peter is fantastic. I became one of his fan's after spending a semester in Jerusalem (BYU) with him. Listening to him play was always a treat. If I didn't live in another country - I'd be there! Go to this concert!!! If you can! :)

Bits and Pieces of Me...Emily! said...

If only the roof top series was held in st George! :) I have fallen for several of the musicians you featured on your blog/concert. Mindy Gledhill, Meghan smith, imagine dragons ( hello) thank you! One I am making a trip up to yonder for a rooftop concert! Unless you decide to start one down in utah's Dixie (hint)

Vesuvius At Home said...

Courtney, could you please slow down? I just feel like you're growing up so fast. It seems like just last week, you were a baby.

I sing just like you. I mean that. Just like we mean it when we sing.

Just Jaime said...

What about all the September moons!

I didn't realize who Peter Brienholt was! I just got goosebumps and felt all nostalgic for EFY.

Emily said...

I graduated in '95 as well, which makes us the same age (duh!). And I will always have a love for Peter Breinholt! We, too, chased him all over the valley, listening to him over and over again! I still crank up the Peter on chore days. My kids love dancing to him while they dust!!! I, too, would have been totally star struck!

Carrot Jello said...

Bless your heart.

Jill said...

Hallelujah, my love!

I adore Peter B. He was a huge part of my college years. SO many fun memories.

I love that he's coming to Rooftop!

Thanks for the video. I was singing along at the top of my lungs.

Elizabeth said...

C.Jane, you make me laugh! I love your sense of humor. The end.

Fresh Hell, Texas said...

This has me laughing in the best way. Thanks for sharing it!

Amy said...

How CUTE are you? :)

Chatty Natty said...

What Utah kids are age weren't following Peter Brienholt around?? Heck, maybe we knew each other way before Quebec.

And going topless in high school? Looks like we both did the Clark name proud!

Vanessa and Jon said...

I just want you to know my sweet 23 month old was standing next to me and LOVED your singing with Ryan. He giggled and danced along. You just MIGHT have a future career in music......but don't quit your day job :)

LOVED IT!!

Tracee said...

I'm from Austin, TX and I sure miss the music scene. I live in a one horse town in PA now and the only live music in this town is the high school marching band.

I need to put Provo on my short list of vacation places and will keep this music series in mind next year!

I need to email you a story about my grandmother (Big Mama was her name) and the LDS church around the corner from her house in Madisonville, TX. She passed 12 years ago but I'd really like to share this story with you.

Transplanted Italian said...

We left Provo in June of 2010 for Grad school! Oh...I would not miss one concert if we still lived there.
I LOVE Peter Brienholt! And that song "what about" gives me goosebumps. Every time (and it does remind me of my mission...well especially the post mission, back in Italy...those melancholic months).
I am looking for the guitar chords online right now because I have decided I am singing and playing my own concert here on Friday. If I can't have the real deal in Provo, I am having a party with my husband. (and kids...why not!?!) singing Italian pop and awesome American pop!

Have fun Courtney this summer!
Sounds like you guys are going to have a great time!

Erin said...

I live in freakin hawaii and you make me want to move to utah and be your friend.

Jessica said...

I love Peter Breinholt. I remember him seeing him perform in Provo back in my days at the Y.

JessicaP said...

Now that took me back - a little teary myself.

Rach said...

Don't suppose you fancy doing a rooftop concert series in London, do you? I'd be there in a heartbeat. And I'd bring you chocolate, if that sweetens the deal.

Amy said...

Ha! I love this. You're so fun! I think I could listen to you sing 'til the end of time. It makes my heart happy. I need to attend a rooftop concert sometime, I think :)

Natasha and Jesse said...

I'm so sad not to live in UT right now! I have fond memories of Peter Breinholt- one of my mission comapanions introduced his music to me and I've been a fan ever since!

Jen said...

How I wish I could come! Not much better than Peter! Hopefully I'll be home bringing a baby into the world. Wait...that might trump Peter. Have a lovely concert.

Kelli Anderson said...

oh my word cjane. i can't even say how JEALOUS i am of the fact that you met peter breinholt. since the very first time i ever heard his voice i've been hooked. he has the most entrenching voice, full of whimsy and magic. i thoroughly love it, and i am entirely jealous of you right now.