Earlier this year we hosted musician and Artist Fellow, Lydia Luce at Getaway Dale Hollow outside of Nashville so she could disconnect from the noise and reconnect to nature. Here’s what she had to say about her music, her connection to nature, and her Getaway.
My mom was a classical conductor and I was raised in a very musical home. I started playing violin when I was 6 years old. My brother and I played in her orchestra for years. I pursued classical music until I was about 19 and then went to Berklee College of Music. I studied world music, songwriting and viola performance while I was there and started getting serious about songwriting when I was 25.
Nature is how I connect to my spirituality. It grounds me and helps me settle into a quiet place. The imagery that I find in nature makes its way into most of my songs. I love to go on solo hikes and camping trips to really center myself.
My time at the Getaway was incredible. My partner and I hiked with our dog and got to escape our hectic lives and reconnect. It was wonderful to unplug and absorb the nature around us. Its really incredible and I’ve spoken very highly of it to all of my music friends. This is a much needed escape from the noise of the city.