The remote nature of Old Death Whisper's home turf creates challenges. The band may have a substantial draw in Ketchum, but expanding the group's audience isn't simply a matter of driving to the next town.
Making a living as a touring musician has always been tough, but hitting the road amid a worldwide recession presents its own challenges. Idaho bands talk about the trends they're seeing and share some cost-saving tricks of the trade.
In its request to the Idaho Public Utilities Commission to gain support of the move, Idaho Power said joining the EIM could reduce net power supply expense to customers by as much as $4 million to $5 million annually.