Tell us about your tour vehicle.
We roll for now in a Honda CR-V. We were wearing it down to the bone pre-pandemic, however who knows how we’ll travel in the future. It’s tight quarters but it’s just the two of us and a box of Triscuits, so it works for now.
How do you eat cheaply and/or healthy while on tour?
I wouldn’t say we eat cheaply. We try to eat healthy. Big hack is grocery stores. They have a lot of food you can assemble in the car. If you type organic food into Google, you can usually find something. If not, you’re screwed.
How many strings do you break in a typical year? How much does it cost to replace them?
It’s expensive to keep the instruments working right. I don’t have an exact number, but repairs, purchases and stage needs can cost thousands of dollars per year.
Where do you rehearse?
Rehearsals happen wherever we can. We can rehearse acoustic for now, so the space is as peculiar as the house we’re in.
Describe your first gig.
First gig was opening for Stash Wyslouch (@thestashbandmusic) at Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn. It’s a tiny 30 cap room, and it feels like everyone that I knew and admired in NYC came that night. It really helped get us going, and we’re forever thankful to Stash for asking us on the gig.
What was your last day job? What was your favorite day job?
Sunny’s bar in Red Hook, Brooklyn. He loved it. Adam’s last days job was pedi-cab driver in Boston. Many years ago. Both great ways to make a buck, no doubt.
What one thing do you know now that you had wished you knew when you started your career in music?
You have to make everything happen for you. Nobody cares about your music as much as you do. Every effort counts but doesn’t always feel worth it, and often it’s not. The music part is way better than the business part, but nobody likes their job all the time.