‘It’s hard bein’ on the road, Babygirl,’ the tall, dark man said with a raised eyebrow as he passed me on his way out of the tour bus. I was hanging out ‘back stage’ at a local show last year and was shooting the sh*t with one of the bands. The guys were laughing and teasing one another, but the big guy getting off the phone with his lady wanted to make sure I knew: life on the road ain’t easy.
But after spending some time on Groundation‘s road last month, I knew that while it may not be easy, it can be unbelievably good. Sure there’s family and loved ones left at home to miss. There are long hours and late nights and uncomfy beds. There are close quarters and contagious coughs and irritated nerves. But Groundation somehow gets it. They’re a family united by roots that go deeper than some life -on-the-road blues.
I think the thing about Groundation (besides their fantastically groovy music) is that they’ve got soul. And when you’ve got that, it doesn’t matter where your journey may take you, the road’s always a good place to keep on groovin’ it.
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