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- Posted on Mar 10th 2010 1:30PM by Courtney Gillette
How did your band form?
Nate [Query] and I talked about starting a string band, and it just went from there. We just wanted to play some instrumental music, though now we have songs with words.
Describe your sound in your own words.
String band that bends the limits of traditional form.
What are your musical influences?
Strength in Numbers, Romani music, Tin Hat Trio, Clogs [and] Bartok.
How did you come up with your band name?
Annalisa sort of shouted it out at practice. I wanted to call it "Slow Prairie Death," but we figured no one would book us. There are a bunch of "Black ----" bands -- maybe we should have thought that through.
What's the craziest thing you've seen or experienced while on tour?
We only played one show, which was a flight to San Francisco. Sorry.
Have you been to SXSW before?
Yes, with the Decemberists many times.
What's in your festival survival kit?
Surgical strike, and have a beer as soon as it's offered.
Any songs you dream of covering?
'Jackie Blue' by Ozark Mountain Daredevils.
Beatles or Stones?
Holly Modal Rounders.
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