Q & A: TRICKSHOOTER SOCIAL CLUB





TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR NEW ALBUM OR SINGLE?


“Honey I Believe” is a song about redemption, resiliency and the sublime

freedom of saying f*ck it. In this song - our female protagonist is simultaneously

filled with hope and hopelessness, fear and fearlessness, despair and ecstasy.

She decides that she believes she can change everything. She is

talking to is, of course, herself. And she does, in fact, change things. She grabs

her partner, her regrettable cigarettes, and her dignity, and she hits the road

in search of her own demons and angels. And she finds a glimmer of something

that looks like truth among the ice machines and Bible drawers of a

questionable Motel somewhere in East Tennessee. May we all be so lucky.



WHAT INSPIRED THE ALBUM OR SINGLE?

Chasing demons is a reoccurring theme in a lot of our stories. It’s such a

universal truth that we’re all running from things and chasing things-we just

wanted to tell that from the POV of a character who’s somewhat broken, and

go with her on her journey to being empowered to change.


CAN YOU SUM UP THE ALBUM IN A FEW WORDS?


Whiskey-soaked and world-weary.


WHAT RECORD CHANGED YOUR LIFE AND WHY?


Plenty of musical artists influenced us in our younger years. Wilco’s “Yankee

Hotel Foxtrot” came to us later in life and rewired our brains as to how you can

write and record. How to take “finished” songs and completely break them

down and rebuild them. How to play with textures and experiment with sonic

noise. It made the possibilities beautifully endless.


DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE MUSIC VIDEO FILMED BY YOUR BAND OR ANOTHER

ARTIST?


Our video for “If I Could” was a great experience for us. Again, a story about an

empowered woman–upon finding out her boyfriend wasn’t being faithful, finds

a Chicago dive bar to unleash her wrath. Watching her enter like a tornado and

tear the place up in her own way while the band played onstage was a fun story

to tell and think we captured it.


WHAT WOULD WE FIND YOU DOING WHEN YOU’RE NOT MAKING MUSIC?


We are creative folks by nature. So if we’re not making music, we’re writing,

acting, making films, commercials. Or soaking in other people’s art.


DO YOU GET NERVOUS PERFORMING LIVE, IF SO HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THAT?


At this point, no. We get excited, for sure. But this band plays off each other

and brings the best out of each other. So having that team mentality sort of

does away with any butterflies. We just want to get out there and have fun.


HOW DID YOU FORM THE BAND?


We never wanted to a form a band. We wanted to create a community. Where

there was always an open seat for any instrument or voice to contribute

something to. Along the way we built a core of members that make up

Trickshooter, but on any given night, we have dobro players, percussionists,

rappers, spoken word artists up on stage and in the studio with us.


HOW DO YOU WRITE? - DO YOU HAVE A KEY SONGWRITER, OR DO YOU ALL

WORK TOGETHER?


Co-founders Steve and Larry are the main songwriters, but we fully embrace

that ideas come from anywhere. A lyric. A synth loop. A violin scrape through a

delay pedal. It’s about pieces and parts and listening to them and building on

them.


WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

We’re students of popular culture. So we’re, of course, influenced by the

books, movies and music that surround us on a daily basis. But really it’s the

people in the rehearsal room that inspire us. And why we continue to invite

people into the social club. To take us to new places and bring unexpected

voices.


WHAT IS NEXT?

Right now, we’re pretty focused on putting out our new single, “Honey I

Believe” and the new EP, “Monte Carlo”. We have a new label, Animal Farm

Music and they have been amazing. Looking forward to working with them

more. And now that the world is slowly making its way back, we can’t wait to

start playing all these new songs live.


PLEASE TELL US ANY SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS SO WE CAN SHARE.

Stream “Honey I Believe” here:

https://music.apple.com/us/album/honey-i-believe-single/1571347761

https://open.spotify.com/track/0AUnDV5ggwZXslarQuY9sq?si=8fa5645aee3d48f

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