Artist: Stacy Harden, James Phillips, and Daniel Michalak (of Bombadil)
Hometown: Durham, NC
Latest Album: Fences
Personal Nicknames: Racer Whiteside, Strong Foot, Z Pocket
If you could safely have any animal in the world as a pet, which would you choose?
SH: Two-Toed Sloth.
JP: A pug named Frederick.
Do your socks always match?
SH: 99 percent of the time.
DM: Yes, but they have holes.
If you could have a superpower, what would you choose?
SH: Adamantium claws.
JP: Definitely flight, although I’d want invincibility with that ability, as well. A close second would be the ability to freeze time.
DM: Time travel.
What’s your go-to road food?
DM: WaWa hoagies/gas station hot water.
Who was the best teacher you ever had — and why?
SH: In high school, my senior year history teacher, Andrew Smithson, would sometimes go off on a tangent and give us lessons on basic life skills. Once, we were supposed to be learning about George Washington’s farewell address, but instead we learned how to balance a checkbook.
JP: Jenny Conlee was an amazing piano teacher. She was so thorough, encouraging, and organized. I’m still working on exercises she gave me five years ago and trying to keep my pesky left pinky in line.
DM: Plants … they teach patience, and that death is okay and inevitable without water.
What’s your favorite city?
SH: Any city with its own style of BBQ.
DM: I love all cities.
Boots or sneakers?
SH: Usually sneakers.
Which brothers do you prefer — Avett, Wood, Stanley, Comatose, or Louvin?
JP: I’ve never had a brother, so I pick my sister Anne.
DM: My brother, John.
Up or down?