It wasn't a difficult hiatus, as nothing about their friendship changed between Carrabba and the members of Dashboard.
But playing at Riot Fest in Chicago they began to remember what they were missing.
"I guess in that regard, I'm playing to the dedicated audience.
I feel they've earned it by granting us a welcome return."And if all of that wasn't enough, the recording of the new Twin Forks album, the routing of a new summer tour, Dashboard attention was boosted from an unlikely source.
Carrabba doesn't get enough credit for the term "confessional songwriting" when its used today, but his first two albums make the shortlist of best ever breakup albums of all time.