The tour harkened back to the simpler times of childhood, like when Mr. Rogers would take everyone to the neighborhood cabinet maker or backpack manufacturer. The band hung on his every word with wide-eyed glee as he explained how a humble block of wood transforms into a world class, custom made instrument.
“Did you know that when placed in the vacuum dehydrator that a block of wood can yield up to a gallon and a half of water?” David Crowder exclaimed later that afternoon. And no, we did not.
Band members were ecstatic to see the afore mentioned dehydrator, various saws, a large computerized machine that cuts wood, sanders, little inventions that wind pickups, and a large contraption that dries a coat of paint in 15 seconds flat.
“Amazing. Simply amazing.” said guitar player Jack Parker, a proud Anderson owner and supporter. “I had no idea the amount of love that goes into making these things.”
Neither did we, Jack.