a traveling band

For everyone who ever wanted to know what the world looks like while traveling as an unsigned band. A story of strangers to friends and the quiet between the shows. This is where bands find themselves and where musicians find inspiration.
So many different people that might never connect if not for music.

So many different people that might never connect if not for music.

I just want to be on stage - when the lights go down.

I just want to be on stage - when the lights go down.

This guy helped us sell merch, have away free high-fives, stood side stage during the set, and did it all while wearing an FTK shirt.  When I was young I would have loved to have had a band I loved do this with me.  This was the best part of the day.  The set was second.

This guy helped us sell merch, have away free high-fives, stood side stage during the set, and did it all while wearing an FTK shirt. When I was young I would have loved to have had a band I loved do this with me. This was the best part of the day. The set was second.

Facing the King.

Facing the King.

Everyone of these kids needed a place to feel a part of something.  This is what that tour does.  It offers those who need a voice a day to be heard - amongst those who can empathize.  Best part - watching the parents who do not want to be here come here to support the child they might not fully understand.

Everyone of these kids needed a place to feel a part of something. This is what that tour does. It offers those who need a voice a day to be heard - amongst those who can empathize. Best part - watching the parents who do not want to be here come here to support the child they might not fully understand.

Everyday we are getting closer.  Music is like fireflies.  You capture them in your hand in set it free.  I almost have it in my hand and I can’t wait to set it free. A much smarter person than myself thought of that.  I just love how it sounds.

Everyday we are getting closer. Music is like fireflies. You capture them in your hand in set it free. I almost have it in my hand and I can’t wait to set it free. A much smarter person than myself thought of that. I just love how it sounds.

So many people wish the best for you.  The support is truly appreciated.  The young lady in this picture is helping us get the best.  Everyday she travels with the band.  She stays with us on the 18 hr days and puts up with four incredible egos.  She is the reason a band like us makes it through touring.  Thank you.

So many people wish the best for you. The support is truly appreciated. The young lady in this picture is helping us get the best. Everyday she travels with the band. She stays with us on the 18 hr days and puts up with four incredible egos. She is the reason a band like us makes it through touring. Thank you.

Before we got on stage.  The crowds are getting bigger and the voices louder.     We are starting to connect.

Before we got on stage. The crowds are getting bigger and the voices louder. We are starting to connect.

This is where I saw my very first concert. Before I knew I even wanted to be a musician.  Now I’m on stage at Nikon Jones Beach.  I am seeing what so many incredible bands have seen before.  Most importantly - I can see the seats from that first concert.  I can see where I sat and where my father sat.  Day 1.

This is where I saw my very first concert. Before I knew I even wanted to be a musician. Now I’m on stage at Nikon Jones Beach. I am seeing what so many incredible bands have seen before. Most importantly - I can see the seats from that first concert. I can see where I sat and where my father sat. Day 1.

p>A week away from leaving and spending the day with Ava.  We are grabbing some last minute items and listening to The Swell Season. She doesn’t seem to mind.  There are so many things that pull you away - and then there are the things that always bring you back.  I told her if she misbehaves while I’m gone I am going to take her back to the shelter.  This was her reaction.

p>A week away from leaving and spending the day with Ava. We are grabbing some last minute items and listening to The Swell Season. She doesn’t seem to mind. There are so many things that pull you away - and then there are the things that always bring you back. I told her if she misbehaves while I’m gone I am going to take her back to the shelter. This was her reaction.