FALL TOUR ANNOUNCED

Hello tribe!  We miss seeing you on the road so we've booked a new fall tour hitting the west coast for some select dates this November before we go back in to the studio. See if we're coming to your city!  Follow all of our tour debauchery on Snapchat, IG, Twitter @listentoedison

See you soon friends, Edison

FALL TOUR 2017

NOV 2. Denver, CO - The Hi Dive

NOV 3. Salt Lake City, UT - Piper Down

Nov 4. Boise, ID - Cinder Wines

Nov 5. Sandpoint, ID - Di Luna's

Nov 7. Snoqualmie, WA - Black Dog

Nov 8. Portland, OR - White Eagle 

Nov 11. Santa Cruz, CA - Private Event

Nov 13. Long Beach, CA - Pike Place

Nov 14. Los Angeles,CA - Hotel Cafe

Nov 17. Fort Collins, CO - CSU Stadium (4pm Tailgate Party)

Nov 17. Fort Collins, CO - Hodi's Halfnote (9pm headline show)

Nov 18. Wray, CO - 4th & Main 

SUMMER SHOWS & A NEW MUSIC VIDEO

Hi Friends! We've just released a new video for CIVIL WAR (directed by Justan Floyd) for your viewing pleasure. We shot it in Oklahoma City on our way home to Colorado from South by Southwest.  We've also just annoucned a slew of summer shows. We'll be in our home state of Colorado a lot. We'd love to see you. Hope you're all having a beautiful summer :) 

JUNE 24. Westword Music Showcase. Denver,CO (w/ Shakey Graves) 

JUNE 30. Piper Down Pub. Salt Lake City, UT 

JULY 1. Downtown Artery. Fort Collins, CO 

JULY 2. IheartRadio/Broncos Block Party. Denver, CO (w/ Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness)

JULY 6. Summit Music Hall. Denver, CO (duo set w/ Tow'rs) 

JULY 13. Vuhaus / 105.5 FM Event. Boulder, CO 

JULY 20. Indiana RedBarn. Nashville, IN

JULY 21. Brothers Drake. Columbus, OH 

JULY 22. Fort Wayne Pride. Fort Wayne, IN

JULY 27. Duffy's. Lincoln, NE 

JULY 29. THE UMS FESTIVAL. Denver, CO

JULY 30. Ophelias.(Sarah Solo) Denver, CO

AUG 10. Black Shirt Brewing (Maxwell solo) Denver, CO 

AUG 13. Bohemian Nights. Fort Collins, CO (w/ Brandi Carlisle / Flobots)

AUG 17. Levitt Pavillion. Denver, CO 

AUG 18. Wray Amphitheatre. Holyoke, CO

AUG 25. New Belgium Brewing Series. Fort Collins, CO 

SEP 9. Royal Gorge Festival. Canon City, CO 

SEP 12. Rockwood Music Hall. New York, NY 

TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

The west coast leg of the Familiar Spirit Tour will begin soon. We're kicking it all off in Fort Collins at FoCoMX Festival with 200+ bands playing at the end of April. We'll be making our way down to Texas to begin recording part of our next album, followed by a string of shows leading us to our residency in LA. We have LOTS of news to share with you soon. Check out dates below and come say hello if we head to your city! 

April 29 - Fort Collins, CO. FoCoMX Fest 

May 5 - Cheyenne, WY. Fridays In The Asher

May 7 - Dallas, TX. SuesAPalooza 

May 10 - Austin, TX - Stay Gold 

May 18 - Cody, WY. Juniper Wine 

May 20 - Pleasant Valley, MT - Pine Creek

May 23 - Spokane, WA - The Bartlett

May 25. Snoqualmie, WA - The Black Dog

May 26 - Portland, OR - The White Eagle 

June 1-8-15-22-29 - Los Angeles, CA. The Hotel Cafe 

ALSO - we have NEW SHIRTS available along with physical copies of Familiar Spirit on VINYL/CD

 

 

Tour Recap: Sarah

Tour Recap: Sarah

“Francois Rabelais. He was a poet. And his last words were "I go to seek a Great Perhaps." That's why I'm going. So I don't have to wait until I die to start seeking a Great Perhaps.” - John Green, Looking For Alaska 

I’m writing my journal entry from back home in Colorado. Now that I’ve started to catch up on rest my mind is able to stitch back together the last couple months and assemble my version of everything that happened.

 We set out on familiar highways and roads we’ve often seen in the last two years. It’s crazy how comfortable you feel once you’re hundreds of miles away from any major city.  There is a calm that settles over me and what could evoke isolation ends up making me feel more connected to everything around me so much more. I vividly remember leaving Colorado in February and letting the excitement settle in once we’d crossed into Nebraska.  

Our tour route went from Colorado -> Nebraska -> Missouri -> Illinois -> Indiana -> Ohio -> New York -> Virginia -> North Carolina -> Tenneessee -> Georgia -> Louisiana -> Texas -> Oklahoma -> Arizona -> New Mexico -> Colorado 

One of the best things about tour is losing yourself in music while you’re driving. I discovered a lot of new bands on this last run and listened to a lot of my constant companions. You can hear the tunes that summed up this past tour for me in my new Spotify Tour Soundtrack

There were notable things in every city we came to, but I think I’ll take a move from Max’s playbook and reminisce on a few highlights.  

  • Folk Alliance International: The conference was held in downtown Kansas City with music being played in every hotel room on three floors. We sauntered our way through crowded hallways to listen to folk music from all over the world. We drank sake in the Alaska Room, ate cheese in the Wisconsin Room and heard music that melts you in the British Underground room. Colorado hosted the “Colorado & Friends” Showcase in a room where we played alongside fellow travelers and musicians from back home. It’s crazy to begin tour with a festival like this because you literally stay up playing music until the sun is about to come up each night.  (Kansas City Must Try: Lulu’s Noodles)

  • Columbus, OH:  We’ve come to consider Columbus a second home while on the road. This is due to a group of solid people that we’re friends with thanks to Max.  In the last two years we’ve played Columbus 5x and each visit through we’re greeted with the most sincere love and welcoming energy. This past tour we played a show at Brothers Drake  Meadery to raise money and awareness for Green Columbus. The show was packed and we closed the night eating pizza and playing music with friends late into the night. (Columbus Must Try: Basil Thai & One Line Coffee on High St.)
  • New York, NY:  I was really excited to return to NYC after living there for our residency last summer. That time created new friendships in my life that I’m really thankful for and I knew going to see the city meant time for stoop talks and working hard.  We did a jam packed press day that included interviews, photoshoots, FB Live Sessions and crossing the burroughs all day.  The highlight for me was going back to the hip-hop class I took last year (thank you to Darren and his Dance Grooves for helping me learn to pop-n-lock when I was 13).  (New York Must Try: Punjabi in the East Village, Rustique Pizza in JC)

 

  • Asheville, NC:  I hadn’t ever been to Asheville, but had had an obsession with North Carolina since I was younger (thanks, Dawsons Creek).  We spent a night off staying with a couple new friends and found ourselves at an open mic night. We each signed up and spent the next few hours being absolutely floored by the talent in the room. I’m serious. It blew our minds and was the best surprise evening we could have asked for. I ended the night around a bonfire having beautiful talks with new musician friends that had been strangers just hours before. (Must See: Jack of The Wood Monday Open Mic)

  • South by Southwest:  It meant a lot for us to be official this year. I had been attending SXSW in various capacities since 2011. This year was a completely different experience than those in the past. We played (7) showcases and did a LOT of press. My favorite part about it was the #BirdhouseSleepover that we won from HomeAway.  I entered us a few weeks prior while driving to Canada and figured it wouldn’t hurt to give it a shot. It felt so good to sleep in a comfy bed and wake up each day near the festival. My favorite part about SX this year was a night off from playing our shows when we hopped around to see other artists with old and new friends. We found ourselves doing a video session with Taylor Guitars and being body painted on an Austin rooftop.

We finished the festival in Austin and headed to Oklahoma City to film a music video for “Civil War”. The exhaustion I had been putting off started to hit me as we made our way to our final show in Santa Fe.  We had headlined Phoenix Pride the night before and I could feel myself being on my last legs.  The last show was a pop up show put together through Max’s friends a few days prior. We arrived at the “Mill House” and were greeted by a group of kind and generous people. Dogs were running around and I was trying to keep up with each person's name around the bonfire. There was a creek rushing on the other side of the yard and we played our set just up the hill. It was the perfect way to end tour.  I remember looking around the room at each person’s face as Max started the night with his solo set. They were all mesmerized in hearing how he plays for the first time. In that moment all my exhaustion faded away and I was overcome with gratitude for this being my life and for the moments that led me there. There’s uncertainty you have to face when you do this for a living. You question things and yourself from time to time. That night in Santa Fe I felt the opposite of that. It felt like one of my favorite lines from the book, Perks of Being A Wallflower.

“And in that moment, I swear we were infinite. “
 

After traveling so much I find that little pieces of my heart are all over this country. There are so many kind people that have crossed our paths during all of this and that's what I really take away from it. I believe I'm better for it.  Thank you to each of you that have been part of making this chapter in my life so monumental for me. I love you and will see you soon. - Sarah 

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Tour Recap: Maxwell

Tour Recap: Maxwell

I'm writing this as we are heading north on I-25, making our way to drop me off in Fort Collins. Reflecting on the tour, it's easy to say that this tour was the busiest and best tour to date. We played 35 shows and had more coverage than any other tour by far. 

I could recap every day chronologically, but I don't think that would be too interesting. Instead, I will share some memories around our conferences and my Best Of Tour List. Here are some of my favorite memories on tour...

1. Press day at SXSW- our amazing publicist at Big Picture Media set up a press day for us during SXSW. We speed dated publications, photographers and interviewers in 15 minute chunks over a 4 hour block. It exhausted me but we got a lot done in a short amount time. 

2. Homeaways Birdhouse stay- Sarah entered us into HomeAway's Birdhouse Contest (I forgot that actual name, just roll with it) and we won the contest. That entailed swag bags, 2 cases of Austin Eastcider cider and 4 days of accommodations, including our last two nights staying in the "Worlds Largest Birdhouse" at the HomeAway headquarters. Weird. Awesome. Birdie.

3. SXSW Softball Game- We signed up for the SXSW closing softball game and signed up on different teams. Sarah was with Managers/Agents, Dustin was on the Mixed Media team with our friends Jared &a The Mill, and I was on the Club Owners/Talent Buyers team. I haven't played softball since I was a kid, so my confidence in my ability was pretty low. But I must say, I did surprisingly well. We won our first game, giving me a veil of over confidence. We lost our second game 18-3. Confidence shattered. It was still a blast though and is now a part of Edison/SXSW tradition. 

4. Folk Alliance Swimming- After a long day/night at Folk Alliance International, we were getting ready to stumble back from the conference to our place (Van Morrison parked in a dirt parking lot 4 blocks up), when Dustin decided to walk the ledge of the outdoor fountain. I would have joined him, obviously, but I was feeling pretty under the weather that day. When Dustin reached the end of the ledge he decided to make the 6 foot jump to the final edge of the fountain. Amazingly, he landed...but just for a moment. He then began falling backward, frozen like a statue, and fell straight back into the water. 

Best Of Tour List

Favorite show- The Basement, Nashville, TN

Prettiest drive- Truth or Consequences, NM to Tucson, AZ

Favorite late night- Atlanta, GA

Favorite Gas station coffee- QT's, everywhere. 

Best local beer- Pecan Beer, De La Vega

Cleanest rest stop restroom- Loves

Most exciting animal spotted- armadillo 

Favorite crowd- Brothers Drake, Columbus, OH

Favorite interview- Distractify

Best day off- Fayetteville

Favorite movie- Logan

Favorite house concert- Mill House, Santa Fe

Most unsuspected visitor- Knoxville, TN

Favorite activity- hotsprings

Favorite show- Stranger Things

Favorite podcast- The Adventure Zone 

 

Tour Recap: Dustin

We have one more show tonight and then that's a wrap on this tour! As we are driving through cacti ridden, beautiful AZ, I'm feeling reflective. Like looking out the back window of our van, movie kind of reflective.

I think this has been my favorite Edison run thus far.

After enjoying a much needed holiday break, the family got back together at the beginning of Feb for a week long writing session at the Fort Collins Music District. We had 24 hour practice room access and cozy places to lay our heads at night. We ended up writing 6 new tunes that we're so proud of! We came out of that week with new material to road test and shift our sound that we didn't see coming. We are forever grateful to Fort Collins Music District for their contribution to our dreams. Sounds cheesy but it's so completely true!


In mid Feb we started our trek to our 2nd International Folk Alliance. It's my favorite music conference. Imagine an entire hotel filled with musicians carrying gear through crowded hallways, bumping into each other, smiling, catching up from last year. The shows were in set up in each hotel room till 3:30 am. Here's a pic of the hotel from the back. Every lit window had a performer in it doing their thing.

The band slept in our van (V Mo!) in a parking lot full of other camping folksters. We love crashing out in the van. It really is a home:) FAI was an exhausting success! Time to work our way North now. We stared our routing and stopped to play in some our favorite spots in Joliet, IL and Nashville, IN, where some of our new friends let us take their boat out on the lake for the day. We have the best tribe a band could ask for!

We worked and played our way through Columbus, Cleveland and Albany and seeing good friends along the way. It's nice touring as much as we do because we get a chance to make real friendships.

This was the band's 4th time to rock NYC. We had a blast and our days were completely packed with press, Facebook Lives and photo shoots. We did however carve out a good time for ourselves in the sleepless city. There was even a hip hop dance class to be had :)



After NY, we worked our way through Virginia, Knoxville, Nashville, Atlanta, New Orleans, Houston and Dallas.
 

We cruised into Austin ready to take SXSW by storm, well after V Mo got a little maintenance attention.


He's much better now.
This year's Southby was chaotic and simultaneously blissful. Edison was Home Away's Birdhouse contest and literally stayed in the world's largest birdhouse! It was fantastic!!


We also have a new tradition of capping off the week at the SXSW softball game. We've all vowed to practice and be way better next year:)

Mission accomplished in Texas!!


Next we shot over to OKC for a week of brand planning and video shooting. It was also really nice to stay put for a few days and recover in windy Oklahoma. As our tour was coming to an end, we started making our way through New Mexico and Arizona. Something about the Southwest energy is indescribable and can't wait to get back and feel it again.


We're almost home now. We're already looking forward to the next travel:)

To our tribe,


Thank you from the very bottom of our hearts for believing in us, feeding us, taking us into your homes and letting us into your lives'. We truly couldn't do any of this without you.

Dustin