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Hello, Flint Family!

As our studio days draw to an end and our EP gets closer to it’s release, we’ve stumbled upon a time of important moments. Moments that wouldn’t be possible without the support and positive words and actions of the Flint Family members who have been there with us every step fo the way. Since we’ve always viewed Flint Eastwood as a project based around community, we figured it’d only be fitting to giv you all an insite into the process we’ll be going through to finish up our release. I’ll be doing weekly (sometimes more) posts, text, photo, and video, on where we are in the EP wrap-up process.

And as always, thank you, thank you, thank you, for your support! We believe that art & community can be an enormous positive force in people’s live and that the only way to make it happen is start from the ground up. Thank you to everyone who has allowed us to meet you and hear your stories. Thank you to everyone that has showed up at our shows ready to dance, and ready to exist in a judgement-free environment. Thank you to everyone who has believed in us. Your support means more than you will ever know!

Stay tuned for more posts coming soon! It’s gonna be a crazy ride - we’re excited for you to experience it with us :)

#LNBT!!!!

Love,

Jax

(& Clay & Mark & Bryan)

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We met some new friends at AltarTV last week, while touring through the wonderful city of Pittsburgh.  They shot this cool live session of us playing Shotgun.  Please share with your friends and support AltarTV!  They’re great people doing great things!  

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****TOUR RECAP ALERT***

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Hey there Flint Family,

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We had the privilege of spending the month of November touring across our great home state of Michigan. It felt good to be surrounded by so many kind and interesting humans along the way - some we’ve seen before, others we gladly experienced for the first time.

We’re big fans of when music brings people together and this month felt like nothing but togetherness and unity. We danced, we laughed, we held deep conversations about acceptance and life goals, and drank coffee until our stomachs ached.

One of my favorite moments came in Lansing. After our set I was able to have a conversation with a younger human who attended college in the area. She initially asked me a question that I don’t receive very often: does your family support what you do? I was taken aback - both by the unfamiliarity of the question and the gratefulness I felt that towards my own family. i’ve never taken the time to appreciate all that they’ve done for me. I’ve always supported myself monetarily, but my family has always been the ones to give me the confidence to and emotional support to back me up in any creative endeavor I’ve wanted to get involved in. After my brief moment of self-reflection I snapped back to reality, answered yes, and asked her the same: does your family support what you do? I was surprised not only by her reps one, but her attitude while telling me: an upbeat and vibrant “No”. I went on to ask her family situation - she was from the south and grew up in a hobby that her family had sort of forced upon her. She grew older and she wanted to make her own way - to pave her own path - to follow her own dream. So she went to college across the nation for something that was proving to be challenging, but well worth it. I was amazed by her courage and tenacity. Not many people would have the guts to stand up to the unwanted expectations placed upon them. Most people would find it too difficult and quit.

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Her story was greatly inspiring to me - sometimes you gotta get creative and do what you you need to do instead of what you’re expected to do. (I know this story seems a bit vague, but I never want to overstep my boundaries by telling specific details of a story that’s not mine to tell). I love hearing people’s stories. People are so fascinating. 

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We’re so grateful to experience such genuine people time and time again in cities that practically feel like second and third homes we’ve traveled through so much this year. We’re excited to see you all again and to welcome new members to the Flint Family 2014. This year is gonna be a wild one!

Up top is a recap of some of our favorite moments during our Showvember tour - Have a watch and reblog if you find yourself!

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Love,

Flint Eastwood