First/Last-Lowly, The Tree Ghost

May 28, 2014

“When Andrew Arbogast decided he wanted to make music, a seed was planted. Try as he might to nourish it alone, a pursuit of a singer-songwriter career was too solitary and left him unfulfilled. The roots had begun to grow, the seed had sprouted, but something was missing. He needed a band. Thankfully, long-time friend Emily McKitrick and Andrew’s then-roommate, Joseph Piedmonte, joined him in a quest to nurture the fledgling music project that would become Lowly the Tree Ghost.”

The indie folk band travels down I-76 from Cleveland to play at Howler’s this upcoming Saturday night. I want to thank Emily McKitrick (Keys/Vocals) and Andrew Arbogast (Guitar/Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • Emily McKitrick: Michael Jackson “Dangerous”.
  • Your last album bought?
  • Andrew Arbogast: “Ten Stories” mewithoutYou.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • Andrew: “Catch for Us the Foxes” mewithoutYou.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • Andrew: Everything after MUTEMATH’s self-titled album.
  • First concert attended?
  • Emily: The Beach Boys.
  • Andrew: KISS.
  • Last concert?
  • Emily: Tobacco.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • Emily: When I saw WHY? in Pittsburgh.
  • Andrew: Any mewithoutYou concert.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • Emily: Probably when I saw the Mars Volta and Cedric was sick and spitting a lot of gunk out, so they had to end it after about 20 minutes.
  • Any thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • Emily: Lots of good shows played and seen in Pittsburgh – it reminds me of Cleveland until I hear the Pittsburghese.
  • Andrew: Primanti Brothers… and why not?
  • Thanks, guys. That Mars Volta show sounds gross, Emily. What a bummer.

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