The Road Most Traveled: Chuck Ragan & Friends

Written by Sam Carolan | March 15, 2013
<span class="caption left"><img src="/sites/default/files/news/image/the%20road%20most%20travelled.jpg" width="170" alt="" /><em>The Road Most Traveled</em><br /> by Chuck Ragan</span> As any musician knows, life on the road can be difficult. To some it's months spent away from family and friends, days of crappy food and nights in bland hotels; and the awful feeling of being uprooted and adrift both literally and figuratively. To others it can be a time of senseless inhibition, a kind of adult summer camp that bears the same emotional highs and lows: falling in love with a new place and new people, and then suddenly being stripped away from them. Luckily, others have gone before you and can impart some warning of the snares and share in some of the nostalgia of the road's best moments. Join Austin Lucas, Chris Shiflett, Chuck Ragan, Frank Turner, Matthew Pryor for "<a href="http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_MP990729">The Road Most Traveled: Chuck Ragan & Friends</a>" Saturday, March 16 at 2pm in the Austin Convention Center Room 16AB where they will discuss how life as a touring artist will never be easy, but there will always be someone who has already been there to learn from. Based on Chuck Ragan's <em>The Road Most Traveled</em>, hear first hand experience about the struggles of day to day life on tour and what it takes to hold on to the original passions that bring an artist to the road to begin with.