Jason Mraz answered 12 fan questions on his blog at MySpace (@jasonmraz) on Monday (July 20), including how he meet Tricia Huffman and how she became his “joyologist”. Mraz responded:
Tricia originally came to us as a monitor technician courtesy of Sound Image, our phenomenal audio team behind every live show. She used to create the mix of sounds we hear onstage. More than a year ago she handed in her crew shirt and left the road to deepen her Yoga practice, learn the art of Raw Cuisine, and be free to see whatever came up for her. It wasn’t long before Tricia with the already infectious laugh REALLY exploded with Joy. The first side effect from following her heart was making incredible raw desserts in my kitchen at home. (Oh yea, we became roommates.) The food and overall energy at home was so good, I suggested to Tricia that she join us again on tour – But not doing sound. Instead, I thought it would be sweet to have her bring her delightful creations and inspirations to all. Calling her our “Joyologist” is the way we acknowledge her for the extraordinary job she’s created. Her knowledge of the road, raw food, and rowdy men, partnered with the practice of yoga and patience empowers her to bring so much peace, love, and joy to everyone in our touring community and the extended families (including you) affected by our travels.