In Tune With Musicians |

In Tune With Musicians

Submitted Photo The Whittingtons recently released a new CD, "World Ain't the Same."

Editor’s Note: The Whittingtons play the Summit Coffee House in Glenwood Springs on Thursday, May 17; Rivers Restaurant, Friday, May 18; Glenwood Music’s Wednesday Night Live May 23; and Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park Saturday, May 26 on Memorial Day weekend.City/hometown: Glenwood SpringsType of music played: CountryBand members’ names: Caleb, Keenan and Parker Whittington, and Don PenningtonMost memorable experience playing music in Colorado: Opening for Ty Herndon in Paonia

What inspires you in your songwriting? Emotions of lifeHave you ever worn a cowboy hat? Since I’s a babyWhat’s it like to play with your 14-year-old and 17-year-old sons? An honor and a pleasure Does the microphone ever smell like a beer? Nope, just coffee What message do you want to convey in your music? Honesty of love and lifeWhich three musicians, living or dead, would you jam with if it could? Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Sam BushBiggest influence: Because so many artists help to shape our sound, I think it would be hard to pinpoint any one person to be the sole influence.

If you could play anywhere in the world, where would it be? Oh man that’s easy, The Ryman Auditorium in NashvilleWhat’s the best part about living in Colorado? In less than 10 minutes I can be up in the mountains and completely alone.

Beatle: The drummer before RingoColorado wild flower: Of course the Columbine, cause I always pick ’em for mama. Just kiddin’.Trucker song: “East Bound and Down” – you know, the “Smokey and the Bandit” song.Author or poet: Louis L’Amour Ed Sullivan moment: The Beatles Animal in the wild: Big ol’ Muley, nothin’ but rackCampfire food: S’MORESPlace to write songs: In our studio using ideas that come from everywhere.Restaurant in Nashville: The Blue Bird Cafe with a side of guitarChildhood memory: Being on the Flat Tops with my dadWords to live by: Manners go a long way.

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