Discover new music to love. Go Back Roads & Backstage with us as we accompany a few of our favorite musicians on tour as they navigate the back roads of America and provide a backstage glimpse of life on the road.
As daily admirers of singer/song-writer Sherri DuPree-Bemis’ Instagram feed (featuring an occasional Minnetonka moc or two!) and as fans of Eisley’s whimsical indie-pop sound we jumped at the chance to hit the open road with Sherri and the band last summer for a behind-the-scenes look at Eisley on tour.
Check out our Q&A with Sherri below and enjoy a back stage glimpse of Eisley on the road.
It’s very emotionally vulnerable and transparent. Whimsical. A sort of moody-melodic-indie-pop!
What’s your favorite city to play in and why?
Dallas, TX shows are always incredibly fun because it’s home-turf, but that’s a given. So many family and friends in one place always make for the most fun! But Los Angeles is another city that’s always been so very amazing and accepting of Eisley since the earliest days of playing shows.
What’s been your most memorable performance to date?
That’s such a hard question because it doesn’t take a lot for me to deem every last show more fun and more memorable than the last! Other than being a wife and mom there are few things that I enjoy as much as singing and playing music, so I have such joy and gratitude for being able to do it for a living during shows. It’s really a hard feeling to beat every night!
What’s your favorite part of being on the road with your family?
Sharing music and touring adventures with my best friends and my kid (soon to be plural) and their kids.
What are a few must-haves when you’re on the road?
Which artists or bands inspire you musically?
Describe your on-stage and off-stage style.
It doesn’t differ very much to be honest! I pretty much always wear dresses. Not because I’m so very girlie, but because I’m obsessed with easy but cute fashion. You know, not sloppy, but not fussy! I just think life is too short to be uncomfortable, but that really doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun and feel cute. And I have a closet full of cozy, eclectic print dresses to prove it!
And I honestly live in my Thunderbird soft soles on and offstage (I have for years…you can ask our fans). They’re my staple! I’m convinced they’re the perfect shoe.
What’s next for Eisley?
A new record! We’re writing it right now. I’m due with mine and my husband’s second daughter in a few weeks, but we plan to start pre-production on it not too long after she’s born. We turned our garage into a studio a few years ago so it makes it easy to work on music with the kids around!