Boise, ID....Where Birds Fall From the Sky

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We are currently in a hotel, down by the river in Boise, ID. We are waiting to head downtown where we'll play for FREE today in Grove Plaza at 5pm. Boise is a nutty place...not like the people are crazy (maybe they are...I'm not really sure), but the weather patterns here are drastic and can shift in a moment's notice. Last time we were here to play this very event we experienced super-sized rain drops --> into hail --> into gale force winds. As we were walking through downtown after our show we came upon a bird that looked like it was hurt in the middle of the road. Our trusty fiddle player threw his shirt over the top of the bird and we took it back to our hotel with us. Over and over we called bird rescue, but it was far too late and nobody answered. The next morning we took our little birdy down to the rescue facility and turned our him in. It turns out he was a baby Peregrine falcon - the fastest animal in the world. It had fallen from its nest on top of a building in downtown Boise and we happened to snap it up before something happened to him. He was returned safely to his nest and mama bird was quite happy in the end.

Crazy things happen in Boise, ID...and especially to those bands that play at Alive After Five. You should come down today to check out what might happen to us this time.

Here's our bird friend --->

East Coast Swaaaang

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Friends, we're on the East Coast...but only for a short while. Check out those dates to the right --->> and check out this sweet poster made by our friend Lili Arnold. Hope to see your purdy faces out there at some shows.

On touring, and sandwiches

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A blog by Joe Pacini - Tour Manager Extraordinaire


Life on tour is inspiring, tedious, exciting, banal, and in every way comparable to sandwiches. The variation of traveling is as limitless as the types of sandwiches one can consume. Sometimes, you don’t get what you ordered, and there is nothing you can do about it. Sometimes you travel for hours to arrive exactly where you want to be, and you get exactly what you expected. Let me explain.

To read the whole blog and to see pictures of delicious sandwiches, click the Blog button above...

Left Side of the Divide Tour - Summer 2014

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Good day to you all! It's a summer day here in San Francisco - which means we're drenched in thick & soupy fog. But that's ok...cause we're leaving for tour today! We're preparing by doing rock squats, restringing instruments, loading up on snacks, washing socks and undies, smooching our loved ones and heading out the door into the wild blue yonder.

This tour is being dubbed as the "Left Side of the Divide Tour 2014" and it takes us through CA, NM, CO, UT, WA & OR. Check out this poster below designed by Lili Arnold. Ain't it purdy?

This is a big headlining tour for us, so we are asking for your help on this one. If you could please share our dates with your music loving friends or even just call or email 'em up or email and tell them we're coming to town, we would greatly appreciate it. We're trying to spread the word the grassroots way - through fine people like yourselves. Word of mouth goes a long way these days. So, please help us out and tell your friends we're coming their way.

Recovered From Massive Tour - Ready to Get Back on the Horse this Weekend in Big Sur!

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As you can see, we've been terrible about updating this here website. We are sorry for not keeping you up to date about all the goings on of band life and the ins and outs, ups and downs of life on the road. But that's all about to change. We'll be updating the site in the coming week with new photos and blogs and such. Keep an eye out.

We made it back from our massive tour with Yonder Mountain String Band, and our Southeast headlining run. When I returned, I slept for about 4 days straight and awoke, bursting with new energy. After a little time off, we're ready to hop back on the train and play some amazing festivals and shows.

We start this weekend in Big Sur at Hipnic - one of our favorite lil' festivals in the world. The lineup is incredible and the scenery is some of the best in the world.

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