Chris Kimmerer: Maybe it's been a long day. Or it's been a sticky, sweaty, whatever kind of day. Or you're not feeling well. Whatever it is, you can almost fight through those first couple of tunes and then there's just something that happens. You get to a spot where you're two or three tunes into the show and thinking, "Oh yeah, this is what I love! This is the best part of my day."
We've all played through illness. A couple of weeks ago, I had sprained my wrist. I was in California and took a spill on my bicycle and still had to play that night. Even on those nights, when every back beat was kind of throbbing, I still felt, "Man, this is the best part of the day."
I'm proud of the guys I get to work with for being people that would help pick you up, help you get to that spot musically and also personally. That's something that I'm really proud of with this camp… the band, the crew, everybody. Everyone maintains that head space. That's no BS. That's a very true statement and something I think we're really proud of.