On Friday, we invoke the muse of motherhood to shine her light of inspiration upon us.

In Lyons, nothing smacks of celebration quite like a concert by our very own Songbirds—a family extravaganza that gets the kids moving and shaking.

The Songbirds are: KC Groves, Annie Sirotniak, Shannon Johnson, Ashley Johnson, Julie Adair and Lisa (aka Nature) on the drums. With their infectious jams, soulful takes on old classics, and  reggae and folk songs inspired by nature, the Songbirds bring the joy home like no other band.

Julie sent me this clip of the band performing in 2011 (that’s Oriah on the maracas in the foreground):

the songbirds from Elizabeth Marglin on Vimeo.