We know that there are going to be records that aren’t as good. Our management and our booking agent have been with us since we were 24—for 26 years, basically. Sticking with the same people, if they are doing a good job; growing up together and respecting each other and having this family and this good groundwork. We feel like we’ve learned a lot from all those guys. She has a lot of depth of knowledge about the twists and turns in our career.In retrospect, we can’t always know that what we’re doing is forward-thinking, but the point is to make the effort. I think we felt like we could work with Jordan and have this completely fresh and different perspective. That’s always hard for us—a producer that knows where we’re coming from.These songs are rooted in tradition and inventive, too: nourished in dark soils, leafing and luminous.
“I think the biggest thing I’ve learned in life, now that I’m married and I have a daughter, is not to worry much about anything anymore,” says Saliers. Their songs often tackle such topics as civil rights, prison reform and marriage equality.This is music of the past, present, and future — a boundlessness earned and not bestowed.One Lost Day has a feeling of music composed across time, not just in time.The album maps the dim corridors of the heart and mind, lifting and landing the listener across state lines and continents.Place is a character rich in the universal specific: "Boots on a board in a barn" in "Texas Was Clean," boys "under the bridge on the river shoals off GA 9" in "Fishtails," the New Orleans' 1788 fire and the fence around the St.