Travis Book and Sarah Siskind on tour in CO

Just back from The Infamous Stringdusters’ 2010 Ski Tour in the Rockies, bass man Travis Book is heading back on the road for a brief tour with his wife, the talented singer/songwriter Sarah Siskind. In addition to her own critically-acclaimed CDs, Siskind’s songs have been recorded by Alsion Krauss and Randy Travis.

Travis is the very definition of a trooper, having suffered a broken leg on 2/21 when he collided with an aspen on his way down the mountain on skis. He broke his fibula and tore both his anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments. But the show must go on!

From Travis’ blog

“Snow was a little lighter than I thought I guess. Broke some stuff. So the Ski Tour ground to a halt, which is a real shame because I had a day at Park City, two days at Wolf Creek, two days at Loveland and at least one other day lined up before the end of the season.

In rehab mode now, waiting for the break and the MCL to heal. The leg is actually hurting more now since I’m using it and the bone is just about fused. Can’t get surgery on the ACL until all that other stuff heals so Sarah and I are still doing our Duo Tour in Colorado. It’ll be heartbreaking to be out there with all the great snow and no way to ride it but at least I won’t be in a bed in TN.

Expecting a full recovery, though, this has brought into question the lengths at which I’ll go to have a good time. I’m glad I hit the Big when I did because I kinda doubt I’ll ever do it again. Don’t think I would ever do it differently, though.”

Their duo shows will feature Sarah on guitar and Travis on bass, with both sharing the singing chores. All the concerts are in Colorado between March 3-13 with stops in Denver, Lyons, Durango, Salida and more.

Here’s a video of them performing together at the KSUT studios in Ignacio, CO.

More details about all the shows can be found on Sarah’s web site.

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