This is the most fun the Allen Stone Electric Ensemble’s ever had on tour, and our most cohesive production. I’ve been through a lot with this band, and the touring’s always fired on all cylinders. We’ve got the dream team out with us - I hope we keep this unit together indefinitely.
This project’s experienced some nice success, and I’m privileged to have been there from the beginning. And one of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned, reinforced by this tour, is appreciating what’s in my control and what’s not. In this band, I play guitar, I help write songs, I help build the show, and I’m a bit of a bastard, though I’d like to think endearingly so. It’s a vital lane, one I feel I navigate well. I have other creative outlets - writing this thing, my own songs, the podcast - of course because I enjoy them, and also so I don’t have to ask this project to be anything other than what it is.
No band, regardless of how many Kombuchas are on the rider, can fully satiate, and I’m grateful for my other outlets keeping me sane and present on this tour.