Holly Williams stays at the Village Inn of Woodstock
Lucky, that’s the only way to describe how I feel about my chance to meet Holly Williams and her husband Chris Coleman. If you haven’t heard of Holly, you will, she is bound to be wildly famous. She has an incredible voice, writes really moving songs, and just happens to be the daughter of Hank Williams, Jr. and granddaughter of Hank Williams. The amazing thing is just how sweet and down to earth she and Chris are.
Holly and Chris stayed with us at the Village Inn of Woodstock for two nights this week. They had just come back from a tour in Europe, and after just a day or two back in the states, drove from Nashville to New York to start their tour with John Hiatt. This was their first night off in quite a while. We feel lucky that they picked our Inn, and that we got to spend a few hours with them. Holly and Chris were so kind to invite us to be their guests at the Lebanon Opera House, where they were performing the following evening.
I hate to admit that I had not been to the Lebanon Opera House before this event. It is a beautiful little theatre in Lebanon, NH, only about a half hour drive from Woodstock. It’s the kind of venue that just doesn’t have a bad seat in the house because of its size. They’ve had lots of great acts that I would like to see, I guess that I just never made it a point to go. Like a lot of things in life, you figure that there will always be another opportunity.
Well, David and I just happened to be free the night of the concert, so off we went. All that I can say is that I was so completely blown away by Holly and Chris. She played several songs from her new CD, “Here with Me,” including a sweet thank you to her mother titled “Mama”, and a great steamy number titled “Three Days in Bed”. I could have listened to them play for much longer. Oh, and it was so sweet and utterly unexpected, Holly gave The Village Inn of Woodstock a great plug, saying how much she loved the Inn, the food, and the whirlpool tub. John Hiatt and the incredible musicians in his band didn’t disappoint either.
There is nothing like seeing a live performance, the energy and the sound are just intoxicating. We feel lucky that we saw this show, we would not have gone except for meeting Holly and Chris. We realize how much we have been missing all these years. Check out the Lebanon Opera House’s schedule to see if there is anything that interests you while you are in our area, it really is a terrific venue.
Last but not least, thank you Holly and Chris for crossing our paths. We feel so blessed to have met you, and wish you nothing but the best. You are just the most amazing people in so many ways. We hope to see you at our Vermont Inn this summer!