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Why Art Matters

This talk was first shared when Nate recently spoke at the local Kiwanis meeting here in Goshen, Ind. on December 8, 2016. We were encouraged by the audience response that morning, including a former school administrator standing and apologizing for the way

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Recording Music at the “Wild Edges”

We’ve been working on the next iteration of songs from the SSB music machine – and will be revealing several surprises soon!   Nate & I have been recording at the wild edges — wild edges of our time, our

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Nate & Amber on “The Art of Asking”

It’s an amazing thing when we find people who can help guide us; shine light on the road ahead by sharing their own stories and learnings.  One recent treasure we uncovered was Amanda Palmer’s book, The Art of Asking: How

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All in the (#tinydeskcontest) Family

We had an incredible amount of fun creating the music and video to enter NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Contest. One of our goals this year is to make more space for creating new music – so it was the perfect

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Return to the Music

This summer has been like a great unfolding – unbending arms and legs, lengthening muscles and stretching out – just as it should be after a long winter. We took an extended break from performance to welcome our daughter Violet

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