You obviously wouldn’t know what any of us hold near and dear to our hearts unless you have been following us for a really long time, or you are a friend of ours. Even then, you may not really know. One of our guiding principles is “family first.” I know that may sound a little cliche, but we really mean it.
The schedule that we keep on the weekends is a little hard to manage sometimes. That does have it’s perks, especially during the week. I was able to keep both of my kids while working from home to manage the band. I kept my oldest, Jackson until he was just over a year old, and I kept my youngest, Channing until he was almost two. I am also able to pick them up from school every day and spend the rest of the day with them, doing homework, running errands, going to the park…you get the idea. That is huge for me.
Many of the other band members have similar stories. While we obviously enjoy what we do, and are blessed to be able to make a living doing it, this is just a “behind the scenes” perk of the job.
Be sure to take a little time with your family and friends, and come out to see us play sometime. I can’t think of a better way to spend quality time.