What’s the best song you’ve ever written?
Oh, that’s a good question. Probably my latest one, which hasn’t been released yet. It’s called Crooked River, and it’s about loneliness and trying to find some redemption.
What’s the worst song you’ve ever written?
Well, my first song was about my dog dying, and it was pretty bad. I then went on to write songs about the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus, which were also really bad.
In 10 words or less describe going growing up in Boise, Idaho.
Sweet. Nature-filled. Troubled. Gorgeous. Home.
What’s the best music town in the world?
Melbourne, Australia – sorry, New York! In Melbourne, you can set up shop and play all these different, great independent venues in the city and surrounding suburbs for an entire week and still draw a crowd. People really go see live music there.
What are your thoughts on today’s music industry?
It’s highly saturated, and it’s kind of a wonder anyone can discover my music anymore. There’s just so many ways to hear music now, and I sometimes I wonder if we’re all just drowning each other out. Plus, it’s so complicated now with streaming. But there are still a lot of really great things about it!
What musician would you most like to have a drink with?
Boy, you’re asking the tough questions! Bob Dylan. Definitely, Bob Dylan.
Older or younger Bob Dylan?
I would say older because I’m kind of curious about what is going on in his brain now.
Chicken or steak?
I’ve been a vegetarian my whole life. My parents raised me that way – in Idaho! I grew up in the 80s and people, even adults, didn’t know what that word meant. I would have to explain what a vegetarian was to my friends’ parents when I’d go over to their house.
Have you ever tried meat?
I have. Yeah, I don’t care for it. But I do cook it for Mavis, my seven-year-old daughter.