What is your favorite part of touring? Do you have a favorite place to play? Or something you're looking forward to seeing along the way? Something you've already seen?
You know what's really cool about touring? That moment you realize you've made a new fan. When the show is over and someone walks up to you and says "Never heard of you guys, but man, that was great!" is something that is just so awesome to hear. It's nuts to hear.
Aside from that though, it is really cool to play in venues you've always heard about, but have never actually been. Landmarks like the Beacon Theater and the Ryman Auditorium.
The Shadowboxers funded this album based on a Kickstarter account. Why did you decide to go the Kickstarter route? How did it come together?
After a few tours with the Indigo Girls, we would get these new fans that would post on Facebook or whatever about how they couldn't wait for a record and offering so much support, and so it became more of a community effort to put the album together once our fans were given the opportunity to contribute.
It gives us a bit more drive and focus knowing that it's not money that was just thrown at us from a record label to make the album but literally from the pockets of our fans.
And people were so much more generous than we expected. It really gives a whole new purpose to the internet. Whereas it can be such a cold and sterile environment most of the time, a situation like Kickstarter is really an opportunity to show real support to people trying to make their dreams a reality.
What's next up for the Shadowboxers?
It'd be interesting to see what a festival has to offer us. Hangout Fest
or something like that would really cool.
Frank Zappa or Bob Dylan?
Bob Dylan. It has to be. I love Frank Zappa, but Bob Dylan. He can write songs that are so simple and also so overwhelming.
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