BQ: How did you both get into the Americana/country/alt-country genres?
PD: That probably goes back to me discovering Gram Parsons. I was always into pop and new wave music, and I was a big fan of Elvis Costello. And still am.
And I remember reading an interview with Elvis and him saying, you know if you think I’m good, you should check out this guy Gram Parsons.
And this was like an epiphany for me. I went out and bought a Gram Parsons record and it was like my eyes were suddenly open.
I thought, I get it now. I see where all this music comes from: rock and roll all comes out of country and blues.
And it just took me from there: Emmylou Harris, Allman Brothers, Hank Williams and Jimmy Rogers.