“With a lot of bands, it’s very important to have infrastructure, and to have a good manager and booking agent, and people around you who are very stable, keep you on track and not let you destroy yourself in all the chaos of touring. When you talk about some bands from that era, who were absolutely genius, maybe they were taken down by addiction, bad things on the road or tragedy, where it would have been helpful to have people keep you grounded. And we’ve been lucky that way.
“Emily (Saliers) and I have always been committed to making new music, being active, having different people tour with us and getting better at what we do. And all those add up to having a longer career, having respect for it, and knowing it could go away at any minute.”