“It has to be so important for a person in some way to really own a process where they can create, whether it's artistic or not.”
The Zuni Mountain Boys are an Americana duo based out of Brooklyn, NY. Connor McGinnis and Matt Campbell formed the group in early 2014. They recorded their first EP in East Nashville in late May over two days, and released it via bandcamp in August 2014. The five song EP consists predominantly of two acoustic guitars, and two part harmonies with Connor singing the leads, and Matt accompanying. Dobro and piano are the only other accents on the recording, leaving the sound spare, with little more than is necessary to deliver the song. The lyrics hesitate to dip into the abstract, and instead paint the sound with ordinary images that allow the listener to arrive at something larger on their own.
No photos found for this artist.
1: What artist would you most love to work with?
2: What instrument brings you the most joy?
The voice. There is no separation of person and instrument, it is as raw, and visceral and immediate as you can get. No barriers.
3: What was the worst advice?
Probably something close to 'This isn't going to go anywhere.'
4: What was your first concert?
No answer provided.
5: What/where is the best road food?
Places with cold beer?
6: What’s the best music advice you ever got?
Keep playing. Listen to as much music as you can. Play as much as you can. Play what you want to play, not what you think people want to hear.
7: Who is your most surprising inspiration?
Short story writers have been a huge influence for us. It is the closest format to a song, that is not a song.