Yesterday I was working outside and overheard two old men complaining about the weather and how they can’t seem to keep up with mowing their lawns because of it. As I continued to mull this over in my head for quite some time, I realized that extremes really allow you to appreciate what you have. These old men can’t appreciate the glowing green grass until there is a drought and the grass withers away to a burnt out yellow. I am sure some residents of Mississippi and Alabama didn’t realize how much their possessions meant to them until those tragic tornadoes reduced their homes and possessions to shambles. I know that horrible event made me appreciate what I have that much more, because I have a roof over my head and a comfortable place to live while others are sleeping in a shelter because of those wicked storms.
So why did I bother to tell you this? In case you thought that we were consumed by those tornadoes, we weren’t, thankfully, and our thoughts and prayers go out to those who were. I’m still here, but more importantly, WE are still here, and we’re working harder than ever.
Honestly, we’re frustrated because we have been putting in tons of time for a new EP, a new live show, and more, but we haven’t yet been able to share any of this with you. Believe me, playing to a wall in a basement is a lot less entertaining than playing for all of you. Playing for you guys and making music is what we live to do. We can’t even begin to tell you how much we miss playing and sharing our passion for music with all of you.
With that being said, we ARE on the upswing. After many arduous hours, we have a completely revamped live show, some tour announcements, and recordings of FIVE BRAND NEW SONGS, so come on out and see what we have have been hiding from you! (Not willingly, of course)
Unfortunately, aside from live shows we can’t release any new songs yet, but you can, in the meantime, check out our special video for “Heartstrings” on Youtube if you haven’t already!
This winter was a very trying time for all of us in the band. We hit a low point, and we had to overcome some serious obstacles. Through these obstacles, this band has learned invaluable lessons and grown stronger than ever before. In complete confidence, we can say that this band is more willing to work, and more willing to do anything and everything it can to prove what it’s all about. We can also say that this band has gained an even greater sense of appreciation of what it has. Sometimes you have to lose everything to truly see what you have. So take a look around and be thankful for what you have because there’s no guarantee that it’s going to be there.
Without a doubt, we are blessed to be where we are right now, and, because of some amazing things that have happened within the past month, we now have opportunities that were once unimaginable to us. This band is blessed to be making music, and this winter has truly allowed us to see just how lucky we are.
We can’t say enough about how appreciative we are for the support of our fans, friends and families. Thanks for bearing with us through this time and for continuing to support what we do. 2011 is going to be our year, and all of you have made it possible. So Get ready, because BIG things are on the horizon. (Really, really, we mean really, really big)
Mark and FV