"I think it needs to be always authentic but I don't think everybody wants to be creative. I think if it's going to come out of you then, hallejuah, and if not then, also hallelujah. People mustn't put pressure on themselves."
The Bolsheviks And The Alamo - AOTS Studio
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1: What artist would you most love to work with?
Chris Thile. His talent bursts through the genre police. One day he's playing Bach on the mandolin, the next he's covering Dylan ballads with jazz pianist Brad Mehldau and everything he does has the sound of truth to it.
2: What instrument brings you the most joy?
Any instrument played by a person with an epic libidinal energy. I once heard a solo on the Triangle that practically made me ovulate on the spot :)
3: What was the worst advice?
To wait for some sleazy dude in a camel coat to offer me record deal.
4: What was your first concert?
Paul Simon's Graceland. It blew my head off. I could hardly string a sentence together afterwards.
5: What/where is the best road food?
My band always stop in a British town called Bradford in the north of England because its rammed with incredible Pakistani restaurants. We do a lunch of fish curry and mango lassie. The only one who doesn't enjoy it is my Italian drummer Enzo because he e
6: What’s the best music advice you ever got?
To perform with awareness but never consciousness. Consciousness kills beauty! Gilad Atzmon told me that.
7: Who is your most surprising inspiration?
One of my best friends, the British poet and play write Caroline Bird.