What is your favorite recording of the band or song and why?
I'm generally happy with all our recordings and there's little nuances here and there that I always enjoy hearing whether it be the piano on the last record or the guitar solos on the first though once the record is recorded and released I don't listen to it much. There are certain songs that mean a lot to me because their very personal like 'A Better Life' and 'Kings & Queens' and then others which are just always great to play live 'Blues For Cubby' and 'Vernon Jackson' so, all of those I guess hahaha.
What are some of your favorite records these days?
I mostly listen to old shit, whether it be classic rock, old punk, blues, soul or country. This week I've been on a big Misfits kick but before that it was Cali hardcore: Black Flag, Adolescents, etc., and before that it was The Groundhogs and the more obscure 70s hard rock shit. As far as more current bands, I love that Earthless record from last year, I like Black Mountain, RPG and Shame Club are great and good friends of ours. The new Shame Club record is great and the new RPG record is gonna rule too.
As a musician and rock artist, how would you describe or classify the band to someone who hasnt heard you yet?
To me, it's just rock 'n' roll. We get the southern rock tag a lot, which is fine - I love plenty of 'southern rock' and southern music whether it be blues or soul or old school rockabilly and country, but to me it's just rock. And we do rock.
How is the (new/next) LP a representation of the band compared to the past ones or do you find them similar along the lines as your sound, traditional or changing?
It'll definitely be different from the last record but still coming from the same basic place. We've got 3 finished and complete rock 'n' roll songs and then a weird epic instrumental and then a bunch of unfinished acoustic jams. It's funny, originally I wanted the new record to be like Led Zeppelin III and half acoustic but the last two songs we wrote are way punk rock so I guess there goes that idea hahaha. But you know, the 1st record and 'Right On Time' sound different so I think it's a good thing. I don't want to just keep putting out the same record over and over.