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Why I’m Not Reading My Book Right Now…

I pulled Butter’s bed out into the living room this morning because Mallory was at work and I was reading on the couch. She’s still asleep there now. Too cute.

The book I was reading is called “Stern Men” and it is captivating. It’s been sitting on my bookshelf for over 4 years after Mallory handed it to me and said, “Scott, you have to read this right away.” It’s about fishing for lobsters and life on a tiny island off the coast of Maine. It’s foul-mouthed and lively, full of characters whose family lineage is carried around heavy as the Bible itself. It’s fantastic. And so, I had my coffee, my couch, my sleeping dog and a book that is hard to put down and yet here I am now, sitting at the kitchen table writing a blog to you. You see, just the other day, we, impromptu, had a day of booking shows. It felt good. There were some outstanding emails in the inbox this morning and as way leads on to way, here I am, a couple hours later, my book, my couch, my dog and my coffee in the next room. We’re taking some time off from traveling for the early part of this year, as Mallory said in her last post, but that just means we’ve got more time to make sure that we’re ready to get out to see you again on the road.

I wanted to point out a few things though, for you to check out in the meantime.

1. We’re playing a really great festival in Savannah called The A-Town Get Down on February 21st. Headlining the festival is one of the coolest old groups I can think of, The Blind Boys of Alabama. Get there if you can.

2. Mallory’s blog. Have you read it? It is so good. If you’re idea of a good read is witty banter, hilarious stories full of insight into what tumbles around in the mind of a traveling folk singer looking back on her childhood, then let me recommend “Quartz From Pallets.” Seriously, folks. It’s good.

3. As always, check out our website for more tour dates. We’re heavy into booking now, so if you’ve got recommendations on where to play in your town or if you want to book us for an event or something, please contact us! We’d love to hear from you. Be well.

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