News item #1

So, dear friends, spring is here, (not a moment too soon) and we are about to pack our bags and head west, for that is the habit of this band when it comes to touring.  To the northwest!  My home territory, which I, and all of us, are incredibly excited to visit… man, if I had a nickel for every time I thought longingly of Seattle, while wincing away from the winter wind here in the east, or sinking in the sticky summer, I’d probably not have to worry about making rent anymore.  But then, getting someone to pay me for being homesick is even less plausible than getting paid to play the hammer dulcimer.  Hmm.  At the very least, that means that I didn’t make the absolute worst career choice possible.  Ah, comforting thoughts all around!  This is what I get for staying up late writing this, and listening to extremely moody music as I do so.  What I really mean to say here is that we’ll be playing all around Washington and Oregon this May (see the tour page for our schedule), and we’d love to see you out there.  I’d also like to add that the northwest is the best and most beautiful place on earth, in my entirely unbiased opinion.