Artist: Phillip-Michael Scales
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Latest Album: From Your Bones (2013)
Personal Nicknames: Bee-Are
Which decade do you think of as the "golden age" of music?
Oooh, the mid-60s to '70s.
If you could have a superpower, what would you choose?
Teleportation. I can be a bit lazy
If you were in a high school marching band, which instrument would you want to play?
Trumpet. Lots of mobility for dance moves and not too heavy.
What's your go-to road food?
My car is littered with coffee cups and Clif Bar wrappers, by the end of tour.
Who was the best teacher you ever had — and why?
My high school English teacher. She taught me how to write by showing us how to analyze literature at a college level and not grading papers. You just had to revise them until they were strong so it became about the work not the grade.
What's your favorite fruit?
Boots or sneakers?
Noodles or rice?
Noodles. All day.
Pacific or Atlantic?
Photo credit: Cynthia Post