In this installment of the Earth Stringband’s epic musical trip with the U.S. State Dept./Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rhythm Road project, the band. . .

The Earth Stringband goes to Thailand

Just a couple good ol' bluegrass boys in Thailand.

Teaches Thai schoolchildren how to play an American classic.

Meets an elephant.

Earth Stringband meets elephant

Earth Stringband, elephant. Elephant, Earth Stringband.

Learns first-hand how epically hot Thai peppers can be.

And that’s just the beginning. . . read about it on the band’s tour blog.