I’m sure we all want to give up our day job for our dream job. As tempting as it sounds, it’s fraught with risk. On this episode of For Songs, California-based 3 Pairs of Boots, featuring the real-life married couple Laura Arias and Andrew Stern, talk about how they did just that. After years of balancing work and family life with the arts, Andrew and Laura reached a point where they needed to give music their undivided attention. And we’re all better off for it. As 3 Pairs of Boots, Laura and Andrew perform California-tinged Americana music—imagine if Stacey and Steve Earle grew up in LA instead of the Midwest. The duo’s newest album Long Rider comes out on Jan. 29. Learn more about their journey together and how the adventures of another free spirit inspires their songwriting. Listen in!