Name: Lucy Dacus
Hometown: Richmond, VA
Latest Project: No Burden
Driving Album: Remain in Light by Talking Heads will never get old.
Backstage Hang: The NorVa in Norfolk, Virginia. We played a bunch of pool and pinball before our show with Daughter. I hear that there’s also a basketball court and a sauna, but we couldn’t find them …
Car Game: Jacob, our guitarist, pulls up Wolfram Alpha before we get to whatever city we’re playing and makes us guess the city, urban, and metro population. It’s about as fun as it sounds.
Just finished this devastating and heartbreaking book @alittlelifebook by @hanyayanagihara – to everyone I recommended this to midway through, I had no idea what I was getting you into. It's so good, but very difficult at times. Proceed cautiously, despite the picture, I would not call this a "beach read".
Health Food: There comes a time when everybody just wants some straight-up raw broccoli. We’ll stop at a grocery store and buy a full head of broccoli and maybe some hummus to dip it in. Need them greens!
Book Store: Whenever we have some extra time in New York, we have to make a pilgrimage to the Strand. I’d like to be buried there so my ghost spirit will have plenty of reading material.
Sushi: Now And Zen in Charlottesville, Virginia! HUGE rolls, very good eel roll, top-notch sake, great service.
House Concert: Every year on Fourth of July weekend, our manager Brandon Crowe throws a big backyard party that showcases tons of local Richmond bands. You can see the fireworks from the baseball field down the road, there’s Hardywood beer, and people come from all over the country. I’d been attending long before we started working with him and it is always my favorite day of the year.
Tacos: There has been much discussion over the best tacos, but I think two major contenders are Taco Republic in Kansas City, Kansas, and an unnamed taco truck in Austin, Texas.
Highway Stretch: The stretch of I-40 between Knoxville and Asheville is amazing, especially if you catch it when the mountains are smokey and the light is right.
Music Festival: We loved playing Treefort Fest in Boise, Idaho! They were super sweet and accommodating to us, and Boise is an unexpectedly rad town. Plus, we played a showcase with Your Friend, Porches, and Alex G who were all bands we wanted to see anyway.
Truck Stop: On a recent drive, we took some serious solace in the North Carolina Welcome Center. We stretched and laid on their shaded picnic tables for like 20 minutes.
Tour Hobby: Seeking the perfect breakfast sandwich.
Photo credit: D Condren