What’s the first album you remember loving as a kid?
Darren – Seven and the Ragged Tiger by Duran Duran Kristen – Herbie Hancock Headhunters. My brother and I used to dance around the living room to Chameleon. Zachariah – My Dad’s vinyl Steely Dan “Gaucho,” yes I was three, ruined me for life. (See below) Branhan – Too close to call; either Storm Front by Billy Joel or Weezer’s debut….The Blue Album
What as the first album you bought with your own money?
Darren – Raising Hell by Run DMC at age 11 (thanks for letting me buy it even with the sticker, Ma!) Kristen – No Doubt Tragic Kingdom Zach – A cassette tape of Anthrax “State of Euphoria” Branhan – Think the first album I bought was Purple by Stone Temple Pilots.
What was the first local band that caught your ear?
Darren – Sourwood Honey – they were a few years ahead of me at Lexington HS Kristen – The Restoration Zachariah – Mountain Express, which is now known as Big Sky Revival Branhan – The Post Timey String Band was, and still is, righteous!
What’s the most recent album you bought or have been listening to lately?
Darren – Jenny Lewis “On the Line” – her best yet! – also Mario McClean’s new record LEARN Kristen – Unless by Hawktail- really raging and super creative acoustic instrumental band. Can’t stop listening to this album! Zachariah – Tchavolo Schmidt “Live in Paris” Branhan – I’ve been doing push-ups and pull-ups to Chronicle: CCR’s greatest hits.
Any other news or upcoming releases for 2019?
Darren – trying to see Boomtown Trio, Louis Reinhardt, and Slim Pickens as often as possible Kristen – My other project Boomtown Trio will be finishing our first full length album in June, so be on the lookout for that! Zachariah – playing a lot of guitar in 2019. A LOT. Branhan – Just want to keep learning the guitar