You now live in
Austin, but I think you come from
Cape Cod ? Is this where you grew
I was born on Cape Cod and
lived there untill I went to
college. My family still lives on
the Cape. I went to Art School in
Beverly MA (thirty minutes north
of Boston) for two years then I
transfered to UMASS Boston and
lived in Cambridge and Somerville
for three years. Then I moved
Was this a good place to
see live bands and find good
The Cape doesn't have too much in
the way of Rockabilly and Rock
& Roll the way we know it.
Certainly no Western Swing or any
sort of Roots music. It's a weird
What kind of stuff were
you listening to in your
Growing up I listened to what my
Dad listened to. He's kind of
like me in the way he'll like
anything as long as it's good.
But all sorts of stuff from Blues
Rock & Roll and later some
Country. Then I got into the Punk
Rock music when I got a little
older. About the same time, I
started listening to Elvis and
Burnette when I was in middle
school and all through high
school. But I still listened to
Boston had a whole lot more for
Rockabilly music. When I was
younger, I'd go to the punk rock
shows in Boston and when I went
to college it seemed as if a lot
of the punk crowd had turned
toward rockabilly and psychobilly.
What are your earlier
memories concerning music?
Well my first concert at Otis Air
Force Base on Cape Cod was the
Beach Boys. It was a really good
I can read in your bio
that you listen to Johnny
Burnette since youre
14. As this is not the kind
of music you can easily hear on
the radio, how did you find about
A lot of punk rock music I bought
was on vinyl. I accidentally came
across the Elvis Presley record
first and I really liked it. So
the next week I went back to that
section in the record store and
found a Johnny Burnette Trio
record. Accidental destiny I
guess. ha ha
Having experienced that
situation, I suppose your
schoolmates didnt listen to
Not really but I hung out with
the punk rock kids. A few of
which liked Elvis and and bands
like the Cramps and the Stray
Does any of your
relatives had any influence on
you to sing rockabilly and
Nope. That was an accident too.
But since I've started singing,
my Grandma has told me she wishes
she could have been a singer. And
my Dad always sings the way that
I used to, around the house, to
himself, whatever. My older
brother sang in school growing up.
I never did but I sang while I
did the dishes and laundry, and
to myself around the house.
believe you started singing with
The Two Timin Three, how
did you meet them?
When I met Eric Laufer of the Two
Timin' Three a little over two
years ago. I was at a bar and I
knew who he was because I had
seen him play. I started dating a
friend of his. Later that summer
I was at a party and he heard me
sing. I was kidding around
because I had had too much to
drink. A week or so later he came
over for dinner with Shane Kiel.
Long story short, once they got
me liquored up enough to sing...
They said I should come sing with
thier band sometime. They called
me to practice and I started
sitting in on thier gigs more and
more. I stopped being nervous
after a while. Then I got the bug
and came to love singing.
Why did you move to
I moved with the Two Timin' Three.
I needed a change and I wanted to
be with them.
Lets talk about
your debut album. It has that
late 50s sound that gives a
very distinctive sound from most
of the current rockabilly albums.
Is this something you worked with
Billy is awesome. But don't tell
him I said that! Kidding! That
guy really knows what he's doing.
I gave him my input and just
kinda let him do what he does. I
knew I was in good hands.
was it to work at Fort Horton,
with all those talented musicians
: Dave Biller, Buck Johnson, T
Friggin Amazing! I still get a
smile on my face thinking about
how great they all are. I feel
very lucky to work with such
How did you choose the
covers you play?
Some times people give me
suggestions, and make my cds of
stuff to listen to. I come across
a lot of them just listening to
different things. I always have
an ear out. If I find myself
singing a song, I'll usually
bring it to Bobby Horton or Eric
to help me work it up.
Bobby Horton and Eric
Laufer (Two Timin Three)
wrote some originals. What about
you? Do you plan on writing your
own songs? Did you make some
I try but I'm not very good at it
yet. I realize it takes practice
so I'm not discouraged. I'm
learning to play guitar so that
helps a whole lot. Hopefully on
my next album, I'll be able to do
more than sing. ha ha
a fan of Janis Martin, have you
ever met her or played with her?
I met her in Green Bay last year
but I was so star struck I could
hardly breath or talk. I cried I
was so happy. Eric dragged me by
the arm and said, "Janis
Martin! This girl loves you!"
It was really funny. I have my
picture with her. I haven't
played with her yet but I sure
would love to. (As long as I
could talk and breath.)
Have you been contacted
to play big festivals like Viva
Las Vegas or The Rockabilly Rave
I played Viva this year and it
was a lot of fun. I'm going to be
at the next Green Bay Rockin' 50's
Fest. I played The 'Shack the
Shack' Rockabilly Ball in Seattle
last year. I always hope to do
more. If you want me, call me, I
love to go anywhere and play.
Do you already have ideas/plans
for the next release?
I got a few tricks up my sleeve.
Like I said, I'm learning guitar,
and a little bit of ukulele too.
Maybe a guest vocal or two. We'll
see. I got more than enough songs
and people keep sending them to
me. But I love it because it
gives me so many ideas.
Could you tell us more
about Roots Tuesday?
It's a lot of fun. The Horton
Brothers play and backup a lot of
singers that they usually play
with aroundtown. Shaun Young,
Bear, Nick Curran, T Jarrod, Mike
Barfield, Jim Stringer, on and on
and on... All come sit in at
Ginny's Little Longhorn. It's
really a good time.
Do you want to add
I'm happy that people have really
seemed to like what I'm trying to
do and and I'm so thankful for it.
Did I say thanks? Well, THANKS ;-)
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