The Longest Day

Dear Junebugs,

Welcome to summer. Today is the Longest Day of 2012. Eight years ago I wrote one of my very first songs on the longest day of the year. It was perhaps the first song I wrote that made me believe in this crazy idea of being a songwriter for a living. Every year on this day I think about that tiny seed of belief, and am so thankful to be doing what I’m doing.

A long overdue thank you note to everyone who helped make our spring Europe trip so special. We faced multiple van breakdowns, thieves, and illnesses, but still came home inspired and in love with the world. Here are a few photo highlights:

After the Europe tour we were lucky enough to do a week of shows in Alaska, and had an amazing time! Thanks you to our hosts at the Universities in Fairbanks and Anchorage, and to the amazing people in Denali. We had a day off in the park, and hiked over the spongey tundra, saw moose, caribou, and beaver, but never could spot the tallest mountain through the clouds.

Here’s the view from Savage River Trail:

I’ll be posting new shows in coming days. We’ll be on the West Coast with our buddies Blind Pilot in July, and will be touring with Calexico in September. Portlanders, we’re playing a free all-ages outdoor show July 12th for the Ecotrust Sundown series.

More soon!

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