"Failure is not the opposite of success. It's part of success."
For those that follow us closely, you may have noticed that we fell short of meeting our Kickstarter goal earlier this month. At first, it's easy to doubt ourselves and question whether we should pursue our next album. But, after much discussion, it became obvious that we must move forward stronger than ever. We understand that people probably had a hard time donating to something that they cannot see or touch until it is completed, produced, and distributed. We also reminded ourselves that we do not write and record music to get rich. So, something like a Kickstarter puts a dollar sign on our dream of creating a follow-up album to Getaway. We write and record for ourselves in hopes of others connecting to the music in their own way.
With that being said, we will continue to write music as only we know how and will set a benchmark to be in a studio sometime this winter.
It should also be mentioned that tragedy reared it's ugly head earlier this month. Any time death touches a musician's life, one of the natural ways to deal with it is to put it into music. These raw emotions will only help to fuel new music and contrast other music that will appear on the next album. We already had two working songs being sharpened for album.
On a much lighter note, we got to play two shows in one day last Saturday! First, we played at the Mighty Mudder After Party at the POPs Club south of Hannibal, MO. After that, we headed east to the area of Coatsburg, IL for a private party. We got to meet some great people and played our hearts out for a surprise 30th wedding anniversary. We had a crazy good day and the weather was spectacular!