It’s always very cool when one of my favorite Bands agrees to answer a few questions for 50thirdand3rd. In the beginning when we started putting together the plans and what it was that would make this site unique , we thought of doing short interviews. I want to thank Those Darlins for agreeing to this Interview. Questions have been answered by Jessi……. Did I say…I love this Band and for all of you who like the music, buy it on Vinyl and turn it up and be prepared to dance…….
This is not entirely true. In murfreesboro tn kelley (our former bassist) founded a camp called Southern Girls Rock n Roll camp, and i attended from 12-17. I met kelley there when i was 12, linwood at 14, and nikki my last year when i was 17. I was actually the only one who attended the camp as a camper, the rest of the band are several years older than me. We really didn’t become friends/band until after i moved down to tennessee around 17. That being said, nikki and i have been in the band for 7 years together and have done a large amount of growing up together. It’s a cool thing to be able to watch each other progress and support each other in our creative adventures.
When I was growing up all I ever wanted to do was get out of the South. I felt no connection to it, like I was an outsider that didn’t belong. Once I finally did start travelling i realized how much the geographic location of my upbringing had an impact on who I am. I think the thing about growing up in the south is that there’s plenty to rebel against. That’s important. I’m not sure what impact it’s had on me specifically. I know that the south’s rich musical history has really impacted me. I grew up around country music, its in my families’ heritage. Its just cool to feel like i have something to pass down and keep alive, even though i put my own spin on it. But yeah, growin up as a weirdo artist in the south- hell i can do anything and go anywhere. Makes you tough.
Jessi- i’ve always thought about what it would be like to be a young person during the roaring twenties, when jazz was punk. I’d do that. And yeah, i don’t think i would care so much about meeting celebrities or musicians, thats not really my thing. just would like to listen.
Well hell i don’t know till i get there. We’ll see.
I dont know, could be a bit of both. It’s another one of those things that we’ll all just have to wait and see. You can never really know whats coming up next.
Interview made by Scott Rex /2013 © Copyright 50thirdand3rd. com /2013