Long before the Stringdusters, I worked as a fly fishing guide in Southwest Montana. Over time, music took over my life and outdoor pursuits faded into the background. Years later, as the Dusters business plan evolves to include the marketing reach and overlap of companies like Patagonia and Klean Kanteen, we are finding our way back to the great outdoors. This past summer we worked with a great nonprofit, American Rivers, raising awareness about the issues facing our country’s waterways, as well as this great organization. Klean Kanteen, Patagonia, Osprey and the Moab Brewing Company were all on board, helping to make the tour possible, spreading the word and supporting the cause. At the end of it all we gave $1 per ticket to American Rivers, and hopefully this is just the start of our relationship. We also set out on an incredible 6 day float of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River along with a bunch of fans and our new best friends, Idaho River Adventures. It was the perfect way to put us directly in touch with the tour’s underlying message. What an incredible trip–check it out.