do you pronounce your name?
(DUH-row-shay) is pretty close.
that your real name?
accusations otherwise, it is my real name.
are you from?
was raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, home of the Crimson Tide.
don’t have a Southern accent.
is true, though if I drink enough and hang out with my old friends,
it can magically appear.
mother is French and my father is American. I guess that makes me Franco-American.
you speak French?
instruments do you play?
will pretend to play just about anything. When I write songs or perform
I usually play acoustic guitar or piano.
you have a band?
don’t have a band per-se. I often play solo, or with just drums
or a rhythm section. Sometimes I add strings and a guitarist for a really
lush sounding ensemble. It depends on how I feel, how much new material
I want to play, and who is available. I’ve had the honor of sharing
the stage with many amazing musicians. [Here’s
do you sound like?
have been compared (often loosely) to:
Tim Buckley, Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwright, Prince, and Elliot Smith
did your music develop? What are your influences?
the day my older sister brought home Pink Floyd’s Relics,
I have always been fascinated with English song craft. Beatles, Bowie,
Townsend, Jimmy Page. They had the R&B down but would add some architecture,
drama, and white-boy sentiment. Later, I went through a phase where
I listened almost exclusively to hip-hop and oldish R&B. I was completely
enthralled. Prince was my Elvis. Some of my earlier unreleased work
came from this period. Once hip-hop stared “falling off”
in my opinion, I gravitated back to more English string pullers like
Nick Drake and Davey Graham. On top of that whole bag, I’ve always
sought out a dreamy, slightly abstract sound, sometimes jagged and messy,
though lately more liquid and smooth. I love when you can’t tell
if something is old or new.
the name of your album?
doesn’t have a name. It’s what they call “self-titled.”
you have any more recordings?
C.O.B. (EP), Lazy Bones (7”), Lazy Bones (EP), and Sipsey Cane
(LP) were all self-released on a very, very-limited basis. I’m
also sitting on a bunch of stuff I have to sort through some day.
they available to buy?
at the moment. Check the “buy” page for updates.
your favorite color (baby)?
do you like your eggs?
side up. No slime.