June 30, 2019 @ 1:15 AM

By Katie Carmer 
Returning to a familiar place is a special delight—especially when that place feels like home. 
When Cisco and the Racecars arrived in Kiev for our second Bluegrass in Ukraine tour, we were exhausted from 30 hours of travel. Unlike last year, though, when exhaustion mingled with trepidation as we tried to navigate the airport signs written in Cyrillic, our tiredness gave way to giddiness. Even if most of us couldn’t pronounce Вхід, we knew it meant exit. Those letters were no longer alien symbols. We knew exactly where to find our instruments in the oversized luggage section of baggage claim. Best of all, the faces that met us on the other side ...

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