Q: Who are the members of your band, and what instruments do they play?
A: Rob Ashe (vocals/guitar/harmonica) and for the show on May 9 at The House Of Rock, he will also be joined by friends Mark Reitan (mandolin/vocals) and Nate Pitcher (guitar/vocals) who he plays with in a band called BOOTS (yes, like the footwear). Also, he will be joined by members of a great young band, The Vistas, for an electric blues/rock set.
Q: How long have you been active?
A: I have been playing in bands for more than 10 years now, which is actually a scary thing to think about.
Q: What kind of music do you play? How would you describe its sound?
A: I consider myself a blues musician, though my definition of ‘blues’ is pretty broad. I think the style of music that I play is firmly rooted in the traditions of Delta blues and 60’s and 70’s blues rock. I had a professor in college who called my taste in music ‘primitive.’ I think he intended it to be an insult but I took that as the best compliment someone could offer about my style.
Q: Who would you list as your band’s musical influences?
A: Jimi Hendrix, Pantera, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Robert Johnson, Derek Trucks, SRV, Django Reinhardt, Seasick Steve, Doc Watson, Charlie Parr, Buddy Guy and Miles Davis.