What inspired Jet Plane & the Oxbow to be so drastically different from past albums? And how did you start making music? Thanks so much, I'm a big fan!
Hi Andrew - Thanks for writing, and I'm sorry to be almost a year getting back (!)
But in answer to your questions - I started making music when I was a kid; I think I was 6 when I joined my first choir. Still trying to unlearn some of that training! But I picked up guitar when I was 14 and started trying to teach myself; that felt like the real beginning. Spent a lot of high school trying to learn how to play electric guitar and drove my poor parents bananas.
As for JPOB - it's always exciting to do something different; and it's the same with the new Loma record, which is very different from JPOB. If you don't mix things up you start to go kind of crazy - especially after a tour where you play the songs a billion times. RIght now I'm pretty excited about just playing guitar in a band again and letting someone else do the lead singing. (JM)
When are you coming to Denver? :)Shearwater responded on 02/10/2018 Next question
I'm late to hearing you. Your performance of David Bowie's Berlin Trilogy was astoundingly good. When are you touring as anything? Especially the west coast of Canada?Shearwater responded on 01/12/2019