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3×3: My Politic on Time Traveling, Tree Climbing, and the Stanley Brothers

Nov 28, 2017

Artist: Kaston Guffey (of My Politic)
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Latest Album: 12 Kinds of Lost
Personal Nicknames:
Nick Pankey: Snickolias Mozart
Jen Starsinic: Jen Stars in it!
Wilson Conroy: Willie Peyton
Will Cafaro: Will Cafero (We spelled his name wrong on the back of a record once …)
Kaston Guffey: I don’t think I have one …

If you could safely have any animal in the world as a pet, which would you choose?

Miniature giraffe. Like, a dog-sized giraffe.

Do your socks always match?

Not a chance, I’m colorblind.

If you could have a superpower, what would you choose?

Time travel, if that counts.

#fishin

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Which describes you as a kid — tree climber, video gamer, or book reader?

Tree climber

Who was the best teacher you ever had — and why?

Jaime Carter. He wasn’t a “school” teacher, but he did teach us how to make records on our own. We made three with him in high school. Also Mr. Davidson and Mr. Roberts, Nick and my choir teachers. Their passion for music was amazing.

What’s your favorite city?

We’ve had an incredible four years here in Nashville, so I guess Nashville, for now.

Tonights stage at Urban roots farm. Springfield MO. 😀

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Boots or sneakers?

Sneakers

Which brothers do you prefer — Avett, Wood, Stanley, Comatose, or Louvin?

The Stanley Brothers

Head or heart?

Depends on my mood. A healthy dose of both.


Photo credit: Ross Jaynes

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