Ski Tour 2013

I just rolled in from 2 of the most amazing weeks of my life, and I’m pretty sure I was at work the entire time. To most people, being in a band means white 15-passenger vans, sandwiches for dinner, endless days on the road and…

GoPro Virtual Tour (Parts 2-3)

We captured the Stringdusters monster fall tour with a bag full of awesome GoPro gear. Part 1 took you backstage (previous post), while parts 2-3 bring you a bunch of music as well as some excellent outdoor adventures. Can’t wait to get back on the…

GoPro Virtual Tour (Part 1)

Yesterday kicked off three weeks worth of video retrospective, looking back at the epic 2012 Fall Tour that just came to a close. Each week we are releasing new footage at a different on-line outlet, taking you behind the scenes, on the bus, out into…

Enterprise, OR

This was a beautiful ride, until the freezing rain came down the valley and destroyed us for about 5 bone chilling miles.  

Music for the great outdoors

This was the best in-store yet. Mid day on the second day of two sold out shows with Yonder at the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC. We were late and about 250 people were waiting for us. Thanks to everyone at Mast General, where fans…

Putting the ‘Ski’ back in Ski Tour

I’m home in one piece, but part of me remains in the magical western US, where the Stringdusters just wrapped up our annual Ski Tour. Huge thanks to all the amazing people who came to see us. It was 3 weeks of pure bliss–14 packed…

Grand Targhee

Thank you good people of the 24th annual Grand Targhee Music Festival! After 4 days of teaching (camp was excellent) we were ready for the stage, and last Friday’s closing spot was extra memorable. The crowd swelled with noisy anticipation before we even played our…

The West is Best

It’s a fact of Stringduster life: when we load up and travel West, good things happen. It’s a time when we can blur the lines between work and play, do the things we love, truly embrace the day-to-day ride. And when we are in our…

Rainbows on the Animas

Amazing morning on the Animas River with my good friend Steve Lebowskie. The water’s warming up as the spawn winds down, but the big fish are still feeding. I got this rainbow on a red size 22 midge, hanging about 8 inches off a yellow…

Beaver Creek (protect your head)

A ski helmet saved my life the other day. I still don’t remember any of it, but they tell me that when I made it down after the crash I asked the same question many, many times. The docs gave me a clean bill of…

Icelantic Skis

Spent the day at Targhee yesterday on an amazing pair of skis: Icelantic Nomads. It was the perfect day (tons of fresh snow and wide open terrain) for this fat but super stable/carving all mtn ski. Icelantic’s stuff is all made in Denver, complete with…

New Video (Big Sky 2011)

Assorted scenes from Big Sky Big Grass 2011. Corey and Travis do most of the sliding, I do most of the filming. More ski footage is on the way, as the term ‘ski tour’ is taking on new meaning this year. Targhee again today, Beaver…

Lost Trail Powder Mtn

This place is old school–Travis and I are checking it out tomorrow, as Skiesta 2011 is in full swing. Five double chairs, $35 tix, only open four days a week. Lost Trail Powder Mtn–amazing spot.

Telluride Daily Planet/Brighton

Good article by our friend Katherine Warren in the Telluride Daily Planet (preview of the other night’s show). We were at Brighton yesterday. Beautiful day–blue skies and deep snow. Big thanks to our buddy Casey Zingg, daredevil and all around great dude. Heading to Bozeman…