Why Do We Say Thanks?
Thanksgiving is important to us. We say thanks because someone has done something for us. Whether it's holding the door for someone, making a meal or pulling us out from a burning building, we say "Thanks" because what's been done for us is good and we want to encourage that person to do it again. We're always reminding ourselves to be grateful. A lot of times we forget where to place our gratitude. We're reminded this time of year that people need to be thanked. Idealism is cool but gratitude doesn't mean anything unless someone is there to receive it. Saying, "I'm grateful for __" isn't enough. It's easy to say what you're grateful for but it's harder to reach out to the people that gave you those things. We're grateful we continually get to make music for a living but if you're reading this YOU are the object of our gratitude. Thank you so much for allowing us to make music for you! A lot of times, as musicians it's hard to reconcile our place in the world. We're not doctors or firemen. We don't provide items essential for survival. So the fact that you continually allow us to keep our jobs is overwhelming. Thank you! We mean it. We hope you do it again.
We had an awesome time last week in Savannah, GA and Anderson, SC! We absolutely love these two venues specifically. If you haven't gotten a chance to check them out click the icons below. Over the years we've realized there's always the possibility of no one showing up to a show (or it at least no one showing up on purpose). The past few shows have been incredible and the reason for that is you. Seeing your smiling faces through the fog and stage lights is one of the best feelings in the world. Thanks for hanging out with us!
Playing With Grammy Award Winning Artists.
We've been following a band for awhile and we got the opportunity to play a show with them last week. They put on a great show and the Grammy's (yeah that's right) they have under their belt are well deserved. It was inspiring to share the stage with them. Give them some love if you haven't already. We're looking forward to working with them on and off stage in the future. Check out Trae Pierce and The T-Stones below.
At the end of the show on Saturday
When the venue was closing down, bouncers were shuffling people toward the doors and a fan came up to us and asked an unexpected question. "Do you ever worry about stuff?" Obviously, we do. She said she'd like to give us something if that was okay. She began to explain that awhile back someone gave her this stone with the instructions that anytime she felt stressed to rub the imprint with her thumb. She said it was something that really worked for her and it was time to share it with someone else. We said yes, we'd be honored to take it and would definitely use it. She smiled really big and gave us a warm hug and was off. How awesome is that!? And yes, it does work. There's probably some brain science behind it but we think it works because someone felt it was important to try to soothe another person's worries. A lot of time knowing someone wants to help is all the healing you need.
So, wherever you are on Thanksgiving don't just say what you're grateful for. Find someone, one on one and thank them for something that they've done for you. We have lots of things to be grateful for but they're just things. People are what matter. We love you. Thanks! Tell us about someone that deserves your thanks in the comments below and then tell them in person if you can.