Q: What do you do to fill your time now?
A: Well, Frisbee now. We figured out that a Frisbee is probably one of the more important things to have on the road.
Q: Is there anything else about being a performer that you don’t enjoy?
A: We don’t make a lot of money. (laughing) No, I feel like I’m built for it. We’d never really been on tour for any extended period of time besides maybe for two days before we went out with Fullbright a few weeks ago and it didn’t phase me. It felt like I was doing what I was supposed to be doing.
Q: Do you have a band that travels with you?
A: Yeah, for the Fullbright tour it was just me and my base player, Michael Rose, but we’ve also been playing with a fiddle player named Daniel Foulks, and he hopefully will get to go on the road with us more as money allows.
Q: What kind of advice would you give to someone who’s interested in being a musician?
A: Don’t do it. (laughing) No, it’s extremely fulfilling, it’s just a lot of work. You’ve got to be committed to it. It has to be the only thing you want to do. Just like any job, any job that requires a whole lot of work I think your heart has to be in it or it has to require a really big dollar sign. There’s a chance, like a one in a million chance, that you could make a lot of money but you can’t be in it for that, you can’t be in it for anything except for you have to do it.
Q: How would you feel if you were one in a million though?
A: I wouldn’t complain.