Last month, I spent an afternoon by the pool with the band members of Grace Joyner. You may be familiar with the Charleston, SC - based group if you're a local music lover on this side of the country. If not, give them a listen on Spotify.
Lead singer, Amber Grace Joyner, had moved away from the coastal city for about a year to bide herself some quiet time in the mountains of North Carolina. After the hiatus, she found herself moving back to be surrounded by the local scene. In the midst of the move, she had teamed up with Asheville musician, Joe Chang (Gold Light), to perform small stints under the name Grace & Gold - or Gold & Grace, however you prefer. She welcomed Joe into the band earlier this year, and they've been touring across the East Coast off and on ever since.
I've had the joy of being good friends with Amber, and only a few posts back are the photographs I took of her in North Carolina last summer. It's always funny to look back and see how much time has passed, as that only feels like a few weeks ago.
Here is to the rest of the hot summer in Charleston. I have to admit though, I'm completely ready for the cool fall weather.