It’s important to squeeze eight people into a van and drive across the state sometimes. To take the longer route and brave the icy passes just because the scenery is better. To take gigs at small, independently owned establishments of tiny towns, that don’t guarantee a lot of money. To trust that the experience alone is worth it. It’s important because it humbles you and solidifies the bonds of good relationships. It’s important because it reminds us that we are in it solely for the love of music.