Artist: Rachel Sumner (of Twisted Pine)
Hometown: Boston, MA
Latest Album: Twisted Pine
Personal Nicknames: Dan “Fireball” Bui, Chris “Moose” Sartori, KP, Rachel Slumber
What song do you wish you had written?
“Temptation of Adam” by Josh Ritter
Who would be in your dream songwriter round?
Joanna Newsom, Anaïs Mitchell, Shara Nova, and Joni Mitchell. Holy smokes.
If you could only listen to one artist’s discography for the rest of your life, whose would you choose?
This is the toughest question! I’d probably go with the Beatles since their catalogue is so diverse. I’m never not in the mood for the Beatles.
How often do you do laundry?
As often as I can/need (two or three times a month?).
What was the last movie that you really loved?
I just watched the original Blade Runner and then had to watch the director’s cut immediately after. Annie Hall was reigning supreme before that.
If you could re-live one year of your life, which would it be and why?
Maybe summer 2009-2010. That was the summer I graduated high school and discovered Largo at the Cornet. I started going to the Watkins Family Hour every month, saw a bunch of my musical heroes in the flesh, and went to my first-ever festival. Guess you could say that was the year I caught the roots music bug!
What’s your go-to comfort food?
Quesadillas and fideo!
Kombucha — love it or hate it?
Love love love it.
Mustard or mayo?
Possibly unpopular opinion: I think they’re better together.