Inspire Every Step | Day 17

Inspire every step you take today. Spread the love this February by committing to one act of kindness each day. Follow @MinnetonkaMocc on Instagram as we unveil a new act of kindness everyday with the help of a few of our friends.  

Are you up for the challenge?  Join in on the kindness, tag a friend on our Instagram post and pass it on! #InspireEveryStep

Inspire Every Step | Day 17

Inspire Every Step – February 17, 2015

Today’s idea and image courtesy of Laura of Roots and Feathers 

Day 17: Be generous with compliments today.

Pass on the kindness! Tag a friend on today’s Instagram post and who knows you could both be in for a sweet surprise.

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Back Roads & Backstage | Eisley

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.

Back Roads & Backstage | EisleyDescribe Eisley’s sound.

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.

Back Roads & Backstage | Eisley

Back Roads & Backstage | Eisley

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.

Back Roads & Backstage | Eisley

Back Roads & Backstage | Eisley

What are a few must-haves when you’re on the road?

Aside from my moccasins and my iPhone (because, yes, I am obsessed with Instagram), I never leave without a super cozy robe for the bus or hotels, a Moleskine notebook for my drawing and my Kindle.

Which artists or bands inspire you musically?

My forever staples are The Beatles, Sunny Day Real Estate, Bjork, Radiohead…But currently I’m listening to a lot of Beach House, The Hotelier, Local Natives and Good Old War.

Back Roads & Backstage | Eisley

Back Roads & Backstage | Eisley

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!

Back Roads & Backstage | Eisley

Featured Product: Fringed Moc, Beaded Kilty Moc, Thunderbird Softsoles, El Paso Ankle Bootie, Moosehide Driving Moc

 

Inspire Every Step | Day 16

Inspire every step you take today. Spread the love this February by committing to one act of kindness each day. Follow @MinnetonkaMocc on Instagram as we unveil a new act of kindness everyday with the help of a few of our friends.  

Are you up for the challenge?  Join in on the kindness, tag a friend on our Instagram post and pass it on! #InspireEveryStep

Inspire Every Step – February 16, 2015

Today’s idea and image courtesy of Rita Farmer, @mamacita.rita on Instagram. 

Day 16: Eat lunch with someone new today.

Pass on the kindness! Tag a friend on today’s Instagram post and who knows you could both be in for a sweet surprise.

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Inspire Every Step | Day 15

Inspire every step you take today. Spread the love this February by committing to one act of kindness each day. Follow @MinnetonkaMocc on Instagram as we unveil a new act of kindness everyday with the help of a few of our friends.  

Are you up for the challenge?  Join in on the kindness, tag a friend on our Instagram post and pass it on! #InspireEveryStep

Inspire Every Step | Day 15

Inspire Every Step – February 15, 2015

Day 15: Today surprise a family member or friend with baked goods.

Today’s idea and image courtesy of Grace from Camp Patton and her kids delivering treats to nurses! 

Pass on the kindness! Tag a friend on today’s Instagram post and who knows you could both be in for a sweet surprise.

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Inspire Every Step | Day 14

Inspire every step you take today. Spread the love this February by committing to one act of kindness each day. Follow @MinnetonkaMocc on Instagram as we unveil a new act of kindness everyday with the help of a few of our friends.  

Are you up for the challenge?  Join in on the kindness, tag a friend on our Instagram post and pass it on! #InspireEveryStep

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Inspire Every Step – February 14, 2015

Today’s idea and image courtesy of Jenny Highsmith of Maiedae

Day 14: Hug someone you love today!

Pass on the kindness! Tag a friend on today’s Instagram post and who knows you could both be in for a sweet surprise.

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