New Jersey Stage 2015 - Issue 10 - Page 19

wheels started spinning. It was like this is more than perfect…” “It wasn’t as romantic as it sounds though,” continued June. “It’s pretty funny because we were both so tired from all of the traveling, by the time we got to Paris we had driven about four hours, and I had to drag her down to the Eiffel Tower. When we finally got there I was like, ‘I know you’re tired and I’ve been dragging you around every city in Europe for the past month, but this is why.’” The couple has been thinking about moving out of Austin and starting somewhere new. In the past decade, the rising cost of living in the city has made it difficult for many musicians to survive. In addition, Austin’s population has swelled in recent years, largely due to an influx of musicians arriving with a dream of making it big. The influx has completely oversaturated the local music scene. Watch the video for “Hard Times” by Mike June NewJerseyStage.com 2015 - ISSUE 10 19