February 27, 2007
Piercing screams leap from a tidy Victorian home in a quiet Lawrence neighborhood. Foul play? Tragedy? Little girls playing Barbie.
Things are getting back to normal for Katie Euliss (vocals, upright bass) and Mike West (vocals, banjo, and guitar) of Truckstop Honeymoon-as normal as the life of two global troubadours raising children on the road can be.
After Katrina destroyed their home and studio in New Orleans' Ninth Ward, they moved to Wichita as guests of Split Lip Rayfield's Kirk Rundstrom. From there it was a short hop to a new home in Lawrence. In less than a year, Euliss and West have built a new recording studio, recorded a new TSH album, and created a new family member due this summer.
Street Level sits down to tomato soup and grilled cheeses sandwiches in the TSH kitchen to talk with Euliss and West about the riches of friendship, the benefits of home schooling, and the hard-won joys of a life on tour.