What We Had

Mark Rutherford and John Merritt grew up sharing the same sand box. As they grew up, they each followed separate paths. John had a successful career in the Chicago financial world. Mark moved to Alaska and raised a family in tiny cabin he built with his own hands. Twenty years ago, Mark began a successful adventure fly fishing guide service in the Bristol Bay region. An avid fisherman, John got in touch with Mark and scheduled a trip. On that first trip, John revealed that he had been diagnosed with M.S. Ten years prior, doctors told him he had seven years to live. That first trip marked the beginning of decade of trips, each more adventurous than the last. Today, we are headed up stream to the confluence of several lives. Friendships are a bit like rivers–when they converge, they swell into something greater.


Becca and I are stoked to share the new release from We Are Augustines. We have been awaiting this debut from some of our favorite musicians. We Are Augustines is the continued collaboration between Billy McCarthy and Eric Sanderson, formerly of Pela who we loved rocking out to in Seattle. We love the powerful lyrics and fist-pumping beats. They are every bit as passionate about their music as we are about the outdoors. Check out their website for their incredible story of family, loss, and perseverance motivated by a love for music.

Other cuts include: Capsular by Moon Holiday   •   This is Not a Pipe by Franz Nicolay

Music provided by IODA Promonet.


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