Clampitt, Gaddis & Buck perform Saturday July 9 at ACME, SE 8th and Main
Have you found that people will write-off a country/bluegrass band just because they aren't from the South?
What? I am from the South. The South Bay... San Jose, CA. Honestly, this issue has never been a problem for us. In fact, the idea that your creativity should somehow be limited to a region is absurd. And those sick purists who subscribe to such a doctrine should be taken out behind the shed and thrashed.
After writing a song like "Hazel's Hoedown," did you ever think about just ditching the band and making getaway music for The Dukes of Hazzard?
Yeah, if the Duke boys are good enough for Willie and Waylon, they're good enough for us. Besides, you should hear our track off the motion picture soundtrack: "CG&B, featuring Jessica Simpson." The video is hot. I directed it. It's got Marley Gaddis and Jessica Simpson washing the General Lee in daisy dukes. Go to www.cgandb.com to check it out.
Since CG&B has toured quite a bit, do you find crowds are more receptive to the sound in the Red States or Blue States?
Oh... I get it. Time to bring up the fact that I'm color-blind. I have no idea which state is what color. Low blow, bro. Besides, a fan is a fan--even if they voted to put Satan in the White House... again.