In Tune With Musicians
Editor’s note: The Holden Young Band plays original rock, funk, soul and electric at 10 p.m. today at the Black Nugget in Carbondale. Information: http://www.holdenyoungmusic.com
Member’s names: Holden Young, Skip Warnke, Kurt WipperfurthCity/hometown: Boothbay, MaineType of music played: Rock, soul, singer/songwriter-spacerock, reggae and love-making musicHow long have you been a working musician? Three years, since graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston
Most memorable city, town or country you’ve played: Sedona, Ariz. This past summer on tour with New Orleans band E.O.E., we were very welcomed in Sedona, fed dinner, given a house to stay in and had the best sound!Ever break a city or neighborhood noise ordinance? If the cops don’t come, the night isn’t done.What’s your favorite cover song to play? “54-46” by Toots and the Maytals, also covered by SublimeFavorite place in Nashville: Caffeine Coffeeshop on DemonbreunSong playing on your MySpace page right now: “I Come From the Dark” (www.myspace.com/holdenworld)Which three musicians, living or dead, would you jam with if you could? Zakir Hussain (tabla-eastern Indian percussionist), Mickey Hart (drums-Grateful Dead) and Family Man Ashton Barret (bass-The Wailers)
Name of your first band: Iridium, it’s a heavy metal on the periodic table, eighth grade.Ever been confused for another musician? Reed Genauer from Strangefolk/Assembly of Dust. I think its our songwriting style. Intricate arrangements but with plenty of room for improvisations.Biggest influence: Anyone from another place or culture who shares a new light on my world.If your tour had a mascot what or who would it be? The BuddhaMusic industry pet peeve: “Hi, my name is so-and-so, who do YOU know?” Favorite Bob Marley song: “Rock My Boat” (my second-favorite cover to play)
The Man in Black or the Godfather of Soul: Godfather, good God!Phish or the Dead: I’ll go with Phish because I never got to see Jerry play live.Groupie or girlfriend: Girlfriend, pleaseDavid Lee Roth or Sammy Hagar: David Lee Roth – he knew how ridiculous Van Halen was.French fries or onion rings: Onion rings, mmmWashburn or Fender: FenderJeans or leather: JeansClam bake or fish fry: Fried, or baked, or both, man, I have no idea really, you know? Guitar pick or fingers: Guitar pickSurfing or snowboarding: Snowboarding!
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