HOW DID YOUR NAME ORIGINATE?
I was doing some backcountry hiking in Big Sur and lost the trail. I had to cross a stream with my bag and shoes over my head. I finally found the road, took ten steps and turned to my left to discover a ten-point buck staring me down. A buddy had just explained the concept of spirit animals to me the week before. It was written. -
WHERE WAS YOUR FIRST GIG AND HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE THERE?
First show with the official lineup was at Mercury Lounge. There were probably 100 people there. I think I overdressed. -
WHEN WAS YOUR LAST DAY OFF AND WHAT DID YOU DO WITH IT?
Two days ago in Destin, FL was a top-ten off-day experience. The radio station hooked us up with a 24-foot pontoon boat! We whipped it around the bay blasting music and had burgers on Crab Island, this waist-high area where you walk from floating food stand to floating food stand. We initially found out about this gem while touring with The Struts.
WHAT IS SOMETHING - APART FROM YOUR PHONE OR WALLET - THAT HAS TO BE IN YOUR VICINITY AT ALL TIMES?
Headphones. We're big new music heads.
WHICH SONG BY ANOTHER ARTIST DO YOU WISH YOU'D WRITTEN?
"If We Were Vampires" by Jason Isbell
WHAT'S BEEN THE MOST SURREAL FAN MOMENT?
The first time someone showed up with a tattoo of my handwriting.