The Bluegrass Situation: Roots Culture Redefined

3×3: The Yawpers on Bowie, Bolan, and Beating a Pickle

Aug 3, 2017

Artist: The Yawpers
Hometown: Denver, CO
Latest Album: Boy in a Well
Rejected Band Name: Neon Brown


TFW your life has lost personal meaning, but your friends show up.

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If you could go back (or forward) to live in any decade, when would you choose?

Probably the ’70s. Bowie, Bolan, Zeppelin …

Who would be your dream co-writer?

Brian Eno

If a song started playing every time you entered the room, what would you want it to be?

4’33” — John Cage


My homies learned to tie a bow tie to end my nosedive. Sad, but balling. Photo and tie cred @dwayne_barack_johnson

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What is the one thing you can’t survive without on tour?

WTF Podcast. It helps me stay awake and alert during the long, monotonous drives.

What are you most afraid of?

People giving free drugs to my bandmates before a set.

Who is your celebrity crush?

Tom Selleck


Just one more thing. #columbolife #falkyourself

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Pickles or olives?

Nothing beats a good pickle.

Plane, train, or automobile?

Automobile, although it depends on the vehicle. We’ve gone cross country in a mini van, as well as an RV, both terrible ideas for a touring band. Our current vehicle, a Dodge Sprinter, is perfect for a band our size — great gas mileage, plenty of space, handles like a dream.

Which is worse — rainy days or Mondays?

Mondays. I like rainy days. We don’t get enough of them in Colorado.

Photo credit: Demi Demitro

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