Wall of Fire
How was working with Charlie Sexton?
This was probably the finest recording experience I’ve had because it really came together for the band; we really bonded musically and personally, and Charlie got right in there too. For such a "cool cat,” Charlie’s very willing to goof around and he’s quite a mimic; he imitated Dylan and some times we thought Christopher Walken was in the room.
Is this record a departure?
It’s only different from my previous writing style in that hopefully it’s better. On the last Local Rabbits record, I stumbled upon something that was working for my voice: soul and R&B. I think Charlie was nervous when I mentioned those styles to him but the songs were in that vein, so they came off as believable.
And it feels like you’re in a band again?
I have a slight feeling of fraudulence referring to the project without a band name attached because they’re a huge part of it. It’s funny when you think about Springsteen, the E Street Band weren’t inducted into the Hall of Fame because their name doesn’t appear on the records. That’s kind of a shame. Actually, I feel worse about Springsteen than I do me. (MapleMusic)
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