I’ve been doing interviews with bands since I was seventeen years old. Over the years people have asked my advice in how they can do their own interviews.
Most recently I interviewed Tom May from The Menzingers. Their tour manager, Scotty Bell, is a good friend of mine and wrote me telling me that Tom thought the interview was great and that my questions were “really gonzo-esque and off the wall.” Scott was thinking of interviewing bands and asked me for tips.
As with the other, people who has asked, I wrote him a couple of thousand words about my process. I’m never sure if those e-mails ever make sense, but I wanted to take a little time today and write a little bit about my process and show you how it plays out.
You may know Damian as one of the Managers at The Black Sheep in Colorado Springs, Colorado. You might know him as the Former booking agent for The Triple Nickel Tavern in Colo Springs. Or maybe you've met him on the road, where he has Traveled with Drag The River, Two Cow Garage, Michael Dean Damron, Austin Lucas, Harrison Bergeron and The Rightaways.