We're sure you've been reading countless articles about COVID 19, toilet paper shortages and DIY hand sanitizer recipes so we're not going to make this week's blog about it. There's a lot of mixed information going around about the severity of the illness and who is most at risk. We're urging all of our fans, instead of forming opinions about the virus, to look at the facts compiled by the CDC, updated every 14 hours and follow their guidelines to the best of your ability. Here's the link: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov
Cancelling 5 Weeks of Our Tour... At Least
We're full time independent musicians. So, that means 90% of our income comes from playing shows. We've learned that no matter where a musician is in their career income will flow in this order: Shows, Merch, Licensing, Royalties (income from streaming). The decision to initially cancel 5 weeks of our Spring Tour (which you can check out HERE) and assessing if we'll need to cancel additional weeks going forward did not come lightly. We'd be lying to you if we told you we weren't scared. We're unsure if we're going to be able to continue making music and have it be sustainable. If you enjoy what we do and find some value in it we'll tell you how you can help in just a bit.
We're Afraid The Universe Is Doing Exactly What We Tell It.
We didn't expect we'd be forced to take extended time off the road but we have said out loud a few times over the last year, whether jokingly or in frustration, "I need a fucking break!" We can't help but imagine the universe laughing and saying, " Here's your 'fucking break!'" We're not going to beat ourselves up over it and we don't think you should either if you've ever found yourself saying something similar.
We're going to take this time to work on new music and few other types of content that we've been wanting you to see but "Just didn't have the time." We hope that you're able to do the same in whatever capacity you can. Many of us are losing something but maybe we gain something along the way.
As artists, we rely so much on your support. If you enjoy what we do and it benefits you even in small way, please consider making a donation of $1, $2, $5, $10, $20 or more so we can continue making music during what may turn into a long time off the road.