Published in Relix Magazine, July 21, 2015 Ben Kaufmann opened his eyes at 6:40 A.M. on April 20 to the sound of his son’s voice, calling him to come “play trains.” He got out of bed in his Northern California home and made breakfast for his family. Then, the two converged on the train set. After hitting the road hard in early 2015 with his group of jamgrass pioneers Yonder Mountain String Band, everything was finally in its right place. “It was the same breakfast, the same p
Prayer flags over town. Tabo, Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh.
It took me a long while to look at the thousands of photographs we took while traveling. For the first few weeks after we returned to Israel following the accident in Laos, I truly didn’t want to think about both what my life was and what my life was not. It was difficult, frustrating, a bit heartbreaking. It was not life on the road. At least not anymore.
But slowly, Tal and I let ourselves return to ‘the tri