Kasey Anderson's gritty, narrative-driven songs are raw, and, at times, reflect a clever witted sense of humor Kasey so easily possesses. The Triple Door jumped on the opportunity to interview Kasey before he joined the rest of The Honkies for a night of uninterrupted Americana on May 2nd on the Mainstage.
Kasey Anderson: The Rolling Stones - "Happy"
TD: Name your biggest guilty pleasure, musically?
KA: I don't believe in guilty pleasures. If you like something, just be willing to admit to liking it.
TD: When you're not playing music, what are you up to?
KA: Eating sandwiches. 100% of the time, every time.
TD: What was the first song you ever played?
KA: "Let Me Die in My Footsteps" by Bob Dylan. Followed probably by "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
TD: If you could play with any musician, living or dead, who would it be?
KA: It would definitely be one of the living ones because playing with a dead musician would be horrifying.
TD: What was the best concert you ever attended?
KA: Any number of Springsteen shows over the years. A close second would be Bob Log III at the closing night of the 3B Tavern in Bellingham.
TD: If you could perform in any city in the world, where would you?
KA: I love playing in Dublin. Really, anywhere but Pierre, South Dakota is fine.
TD: What's your most embarrassing on stage experience?
KA: A guy in my old band - many, many years ago- wet himself on stage. That wasn't embarrassing for me personally but the embarrassment-by-proxy was pretty overwhelming.
TD: What inspires you to play music?
KA: Other bands. There are a few things better than finding a new favorite band.
TD: What hidden talents do you have?
KA: I've achieved the perfect combination of insecurity and egomania so I usually make sure that any and all of my talents are on display. I do make a great sandwich, though. I don't know how many people know what about me.
TD: Who is your musician crush?
KA: Rachel Flotard
See Kasey Anderson and The Honkies (with guest Honkies Jeff Fielder and Star Anna) w/ Widower on May 2nd at 8pm on The Mainstage.