It’s difficult to pin The Sometime Boy into a specific category, they blend it all together better than most bands these days. If you like jazz, country, folk, soul, blues or bluegrass , this is the Band you’ve been waiting for. Reading the answers to the questions gives you an idea of how diverse the members of The Sometime Boys are from each other. That’s the genius of the Band and the sound, I doubt very seriously if anyone else could come up with the beautiful melodies, vocals and music that puts it all together, unique, smart, Americana roots at its best.
Hi our name is….
The Sometime Boys
And our sound might be best described as….
Psychedelic rhythm & bluegrass
Sarah Mucho [vox], Kurt Leege [guitars], Jay Cowit [drums], Pete O’Connell [bass], Rebecca Weiner Tompkins [violin], Gypsy George [mandolin/banjo/keys]
We are originally from….. Brooklyn
Who are some that have an influence on your sound??
Our influences are all over the place. To name a few: The Band, Joni Mitchell, Bon Iver, Etta James, Feist, Alison Krauss, Iron & Wine, Bill Frisell, Pink Floyd, Steve Earle, Dolly Parton and The Allman Brothers.
The first time we met was…..
Sarah & Kurt met in 2001 and have been playing together since then in numerous projects. Pete joined the band at the beginning in 2010 followed by Rebecca and Jay in 2011 [Jay and Kurt also have a post rock band together called Wounded Buffalo Theory]. Gypsy George came on board this year.
We knew we were going to be a Band when………
The Sometime Boys started as a side project while Kurt & Sarah’s prog-rock band was on hiatus. After getting a really good response from some shows, we decided to do an album. The band really seemed to come into it’s own though when Jay came on board as the musical chemistry between all of us just exploded & the type of swing rhythms that Kurt and Pete were exploring totally locked with Jay’s style.
Before starting the band we were employed as…….
Bartenders, accountants, radio producers, teachers… and we still are.
Our craziest gig ever was….
We threw a Big Lebowski tribute and played the entire soundtrack in full costume while the movie screened behind us.
The first song we wrote was…….
The first song written specifically for The Sometime Boys was ‘Master Misery’.
The pain of being a woman [as are all of our songs].
What tunes are you currently jamming to…
We all come from very diverse musical backgrounds and our listening tastes tend to vary drastically. Just to give you a taste:
Sarah: Neville Brothers, Sia, Gillian Welch, Drive By Truckers and Townes Van Zandt.
Kurt: Bon Iver, Sister Rosetta Thorpe, Bert Jansch, Dr. John and Bill Frisell.
Jay:John Hartford, The Barr Brothers, Cloud Cult, Foxygen, Sam Amidon and Black Mountain Symphony.
Pete: Break Science, Hooray for the Riff Raff and Frank Zappa.
Rebecca: Sturgill Simpson, The National, The Silos, Richard Thompson and Jason Isbell.
What are some of the 1st songs you remember listening to that made you say, that’s what I want to do:
Sarah – ‘The White Album’
Kurt – Song? No, Album, ‘Darkside of the Moon’.
Jay – Song, ‘Here Comes the Flood’, Peter Gabriel; Album, Genesis – ‘Trick of the Tail’.
Pete – ‘Out Come the Wolves’ by Rancid.
Rebecca – ‘Scarlet Rivera’ by Bob Dylan.
When your touring and have some time off , where could we find you..,.,
We don’t tour as much as we’d like – though we’re beginning to play out of town more often and are planning to push for that much more in the fall. You can always pretty much find us around Brooklyn or Manhattan playing shows, going to shows and hanging out in bars [all of us are in multiple musical projects and have a ton of friends who are musicians too].
The one thing we want you to remember while your listening to us
Never swim for at least 30 minutes after listening to The Sometime Boys. Unless you’re already in the water.
Listen to the Music….
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