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3×3: Romantica on Matching Socks, History Lessons, and Louvin Brothers

Mar 7, 2017

Artist: Ben Kyle (of Romantica)
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Latest Album: Shadowlands
Personal Nicknames: Benny Boo, T-Dizzle, Danger Dave, Fabulous Fabbrini, Lovan Spoonful, Sister J.

If you were in a high school marching band, which instrument would you want to play?

The snare. It’s all about the groove.

Do your socks always match?


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


What’s your go-to road food?

Chipotle. At least you know it’s GMO-free, the meats are almost reasonably raised, and you can’t beat that guac for healthy fat!

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

Steve Duesterbeck. Ninth grade history. At least once a day he would say, “War is hell and people die.”

What’s your favorite TV show?

The Waltons

Boots or sneakers?

Sneakers. I used to be cool. Now I’m comfortable.

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


Canada or Mexico?

Love ’em both. If I had to choose … Mexico. My father-in-law has a ranch in the mountains outside Gaudalajara.

Photo credit: Nicole McCoy Photography

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