For those who might not yet have heard your music, how best would you describe your sound?
Lyrical, melodical, story-based, country swing, and jazz folk. 3-4 part harmonies, call-in response vocals, drums, horns and more.
Where do you draw influence or inspiration from for your music?
More than just music; I draw influence from the situational, mundade, and extraordinary aspects of daily life. I find I'm greatly affected by my surroundings; the weather, the seasons, the architecture, and people; food, booze, coffee, drugs as well.
If you could work with anybody on future material, who would you choose and why?
Beck. I like the sound he gets, the samples, the way he records drums and more.
Your album 'Something In The Water' was released earlier this year, how did you find the response to that record?
Pretty good. People are memorising the songs and singing them at our shows with gusto. It has seemingly done what I hope in that it has opened up a new chapter in music and my work.
What sort of creative process do you go through when putting a new album together?
I write a lot. I write as many songs as I can - now more than ever. I get with the producer and start chipping away.
How have you found touring and playing in the UK this year?
The UK is a most excellent group of countries to play. Playing a sold out show at Union Chapel in London was something I'll never forget.
What should those coming to a show in the future know and expect from the gig?
Every show is different. Depends how I feel. Different musicians, different instruments, different songs.
Do you enjoy the touring life?
I enjoy the touring life - sung to the melody of Louvin Bros, 'I Like the Christian Life'.
What's coming up for you in the next few weeks and months?
November and December will be some touring through the USA. Then we take off the first three months of next year and start working on a new album.