Chapter Thirty-Three. Keep the Edges Wild

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When Linford and his wife Karin moved from the city to a farm, Linford’s father gave them some advice: “Leave the edges wild.” It was a curious suggestion for someone who was new to a rural land. Linford’s dad was a bird watcher, and he knew that if you make a farm too perfect, you won’t leave any space for the native birds. He said, “Leave the edges wild and let the birds have their hidden places for their untamed music.” As a singer-songwriter duo, Linford and Karin picked up on that phrase and integrated the spirit of it into their work. The phrase became a metaphor for how they approached music and ...

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