Your new album Encore is out now, where and when did you record?
We recorded it in the restoring RCA A studio in Nashville Tennessee (where I live, as well) with my friend, Dave Cobb producing it. We did all of over 2017 but it was in sporadic bursts since we were on the road so frequently.
What or who has inspired the songwriting and sound of Encore?
We were very inspired by all sorts of classic and modern sounds but we had the intention of making every song have the ability to be played as the encore during a live performance.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
NPR mostly, Howard Stern, Travis Meadows, Foy Vance.
How did you first start playing music?
It came from singing in church as a child but when I was in my early teen years, I received a 4-track tape record and the fascination of making records is what ultimately maintained my interest in making music.
Probably growing up in Alabama.
What programs/equipment do you use?
I’m all over the place when it comes to that. We use a mix of modern and vintage recording equipment. We track to tape but then dump to ProTools for quick work flow.
What do you enjoy most about playing music?
The community, be it other musician, engineers, songwriters, etc…. but the greatest is the community with the audience.
How do you prepare for each show?
I usually have dinner, do about 20 minutes of yoga, warm up the throat, listen to some loud music with the fellas, have some Jameson and then rock and roll.
Favourite food and place to hang out?
FOLLOW ANDERSON EAST