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What a year it's been... 

The year is winding down and while our calendar appears to be rather calm, things are anything but that here at Society of Broken Souls headquarters. That saying about no rest for the weary or the wicked? Feels pretty appropriate right now. (Well, maybe not the wicked part. Or maybe.) 

2017 was a hell of a ride for us. We traveled over 22,000 miles in a 22 year old RV, performing nearly 100 shows in 18 states. We boondocked in Flying J Truck Stops, Walmart parking lots, Cabela’s parking lots…

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Princesses Need Not Apply 

Shit is breaking down — in our 22 year old RV, in my ability to deal with the challenges of traveling in a 22 year old RV, in Dennis’s patience with his wife’s inability to deal with the challenges of traveling in a 22 year old RV. You can see the spiral, watch the ways in which all of these challenges can quickly unravel this life we’re trying to make work. 

We have discovered the source of the leak (which I wrote about last week). We thought perhaps it was the water tank, but then when we hooked up at a…

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Counting on the Kindness of Strangers 

We are parked at soggy, muddy campground just outside of Eureka Springs, our first day off in what feels like many, many moons. It’s spring in the Ozarks — which apparently means cool temperatures and a good healthy mountain wind blowing through the pines and the still mostly bare deciduous trees, and rain, rain, and more rain. There is a leak as yet to be determined somewhere in the water system of the camper, and so the carpet is also damp and cold in places. The Rialta smells like, well, like musty, old…

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Things Still Left Unsaid 

"My heart feels full and life seems well lived because of listening to your music." 

It is hard to express how grateful we were to read these words, which recently graced our email inbox, from a new member of our band of fearless souls. Sometimes, in the uphill climb that is the independent musician's life, we forget why we do what we do. And sometimes, after years of toiling away at something in stolen moments (our new album, in this particular case), we lose sight of what it is we're hoping to…

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