Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Saddle Tramps: Kings of Mobile Home Rock

The Saddle Tramps is a five-piece band from Sparks, Nevada, that plays "mobile home rock." Scotty discusses the band's style, the differences between touring the US and touring Europe, and with whom the band would like to share a bill.

Complete the sentence. The Saddle Tramps are...

The Undisputed Kings of Mobile Home Rock

Describe a typical Saddle Tramps song for someone who has never heard the band.

We play corn-fed rock and roll. Some call it cowpunk, whatever you want to call it is fine with us just don't call us for dinner.

You recently returned from a European tour. Tell us about that trip. How does touring in Europe differ from touring in the States?

We did extremely well over there. We're going back for a bit longer stay this August-September. We'll be doing some festivals and some club dates as well. Europeans are still extremely supportive of live music. They're not jaded yet like Americans are. They'll go see a band they don't know just because they think it may be cool. The days of people doing that in America are unfortunately gone. We're too busy Twittering to interact directly with humans anymore.

If you are putting together a bill with just one other artist, who would you choose? Why?

We just played with Civet and they were great. We'll be doing more dates with them hopefully this year. We'd would love to tour with Nashville Pussy and/or Tom Jones. That guy gets more ass I swear.

What would you be doing if you weren't making music?

Leading a coalition to bring back Blue Chip Stamps...duh?!

[Author's note: I haven't heard a Saddle Tramps song that I dislike, but allow me to recommend "What Would Jesus Drink?" "Mexican Hot Rod," and "How Can I Say I Love You (with a Shotgun in My Mouth?"]

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