Encouragement & Support
We're still reeling from the overwhelming response to our Wakarusa 2015 announcement. It was literally all we could do to contain ourselves when we found out that we were going to be heading to the Ozarks for the first time!
Thank you all for the kind words of encouragement and positivity! As I've said in previous posts, we're in one helluva squeeze trying to get our new album wrapped up, and we're looking down the barrel of a huge summer of travel to places we've never been! It's as exciting as it is terrifying, and the support you've all expressed means more than you know! Here is a snippet of fan mail we got yesterday from a young woman named Taylor P. It really warmed us up inside:
"I know you most likely get a million messages a day because you are just that amazing, but I can't even begin to explain the love I have for you guys. It is unreal the crazy awesome vibes you give when you play. I was so super excited about going to Waka to see you this year as soon as i heard you were going to be there!!..."
"I'm sure you already know but I want to remind you that you are so talented and have a gift that can change peoples lives literally. its almost as if you had a super power. when you start playing it heals people in a hard way to explain. you are an inspiration to so many people (including me), you lift spirits, you make girls dance naked around the house like crazy:) you brighten days, make people smile and you bring happiness with the talent that not allot of people have. i love you guys. Your different and that is what makes you successful and unique. NEVER stop being you. Thank you so much for helping create a better world for us to live in with the power of your music. You'll forever have a piece of my heart<3"
Phew! If we've ever felt right about what we're doing, we're feeling it now! We are developing some pretty lofty goals for what we can eventually achieve and change with our music, but sometimes the size of the issues we face as a band, a community, a nation, and a globe make it all seem a bit overwhelming. A small gesture like this is huge for stoking our fire for the future, so the moral of the story is:
NEVER underestimate how kind words, or good tunes, or positive vibes can change someone's situation for the better. Do something good for someone today and it'll come back to you.