Closer to the heart.

Closer to the heart.

"Closer to the heart."
Can a more human thing be built than an instrument?  They are crystal balls. Hammers.  Translators of loss. Magnifiers of love.  A song can make you eighteen. It can make you cry. It can make you shout in a bar with your arm around a stranger.  It connects you with a stadium of people. It makes you think of things only you know about, of a person you think about the most. They are spiritual tools. The sound of one instrument makes you choose different notes than the next one would have.  Who will you meet because you picked that chord instead of the other?  What lyric fits that progression that would not have fit any other?  What will that verse do to the hearts of a room full of people? In hearts throughout history? What will that show us about being who we are?
Those questions are always there but we don't always answer them. That only happens with the intention of the person playing them, buying them, or building them.  The easiest route is to make them commodities, into things we use to hide behind our proficiency. We can use them like we are memorizing a phone book - a useless distraction. When it comes to selling, buying, and playing instruments it's time to sow a new mentality. 
The Mule Bus is us trying to help answer those questions.   We want to see you. You.  We want to talk about where you work, how you first heard the band we are seeing that brought us to this place.  Together. Build relationships in person. We will sit in lawn chairs in parking lots, play these talismans of connection, drink beer, and stand together at whatever concert has a Mule on stage. Parr, Posen, King, Foucault, Bryant, Turpin and more will be our pied pipers. We will answer questions and be asked bigger ones.  See you on the road. 
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Matt
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Art L.

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