The American singer-songwriter takes some time out of his busy
schedule to talk to us ahead of his upcoming UK Tour...
are you up to at this very moment?
to a show in Pontiac Michigan, my friends typing while I drive, because safety
What can fans expect to experience at one
of your shows?
me talking too much, lots of stories, and I would like to think a general good
time. I also like to hang around after the show and meet as many people as I
What is your favourite song to perform live?
Gun, I’ve always wanted to write a song like that, I used to cover a lot of blues
songs and rock n roll songs because I love the feeling of playing them on
you’re not performing what do you do to keep yourself busy when you’re on tour
/ on the road?
there’s usually a lot of other work to do like emails and boring life stuff
like paying bills and keeping up with things at home, but other than that I
read and watch a lot of TV shows and movies. I’m watching the new season of
Sons of Anarchy right now.
the best gig you’ve ever played?
a tie between the last time I played Toronto, Canada and when I played the
Hammersmith in London with Boyce Avenue. Both were just such shocking turnouts,
I was just trying to keep up with my own surprise the whole show.
was the first gig you ever went to?
saw the Beach Boys play when I was like 7 years old. I remember I was too far
back to have it really matter that I was watching anything, but it was really
cool to hear different versions of songs I had heard on records so many times.
Will you be playing any new material or a mixture of your
changes every night. There’s always a mixture, but the mixture always changes.
I like to keep it fresh and now that I’ve put out around 5 or so
records/EP’s, I’ve got more to choose from than when I first started.
Which other artists are you listening to at the moment?
Dylan’s new record, Drake’s new record, and a lot of country like Miranda
Lambert and Keith Urban
Which song do you wish you had written?
Birthday and the National Anthem. I think that would be a great opening line
when you meet someone at a bar. “Oh Me? I only wrote the 2 of the most
important songs in America, What do you do?”
Who would you most like to collaborate with?
will be available anytime anywhere if either John Mayer, Kings of Leon, or Bob
Dylan want me to hang with them.
for the rest of the year?
will be touring Europe for my first headlining tour, and then I will be back in
the States for a few more dates before I will be done for the year. Then,
I’m going to pull out my PJ shorts and catch up on my DVR.