The Crane Wife
We picked her because (multi-instrumentalist Chris) Funk had talked to her and she seemed really cool and was really excited about the prospect of joining up. She's basically doing the following: singing, viola, glockenspiel, guitar, accordion, banjo. Crazy. And she does them all very well. Right now, she's considered a "touring member" but I suppose that could change. Depending on how well she likes the smell of our stinky feet in the morning.
Laura Veirs will not be joining us, sadly. She's got her own thing going on (obviously) and I doubt she'd want to head out on tour just to sing a part of one song. One of these days, though, we'll work it so she can come out. . .