The villa owners, John and Katherine Reny, live in Round Pond, Maine when they're not on island. According to an article in their home town newspaper, the Lincoln County News, the Renys enjoyed the music and invited the group to their house. Next thing Grasshopper knows, the couple offered to sponsor his band’s CD releases and invited Inner Visions to Maine.
A few house parties up north followed, and then the Damariscotta River Association asked the band to play at its annual fund raising event for conservation and education programs, the Great Salt Bay Music Festival. Sunday, Inner Visions made its fourth annual appearance at the event.
“It’s all about future generations and protecting Mother nature for them,” Pickering told the newspaper. “We hope that our own children will return to this area, and to the river we’re helping to preserve.
Besides offering good music, Inner Visions also has a good time. “Mainers come out with a vengeance” during the summer months,” Pickering said. “It’s s real party.”