First/Last-Son of Bitch

January 13, 2014

“Making folk a little more western, making western a little more metal everyday. A son of the South meets some kids from West PA and a daughter of Ukraine.”

Check out the band on Facebook, YouTube and BandCamp. The folkabilly band from Pittsburgh recently released their fantastic debut full-length “Venus and the Cat“. I want to thank Max Ward (Banjo/Fiddle/Baritone Ukulele/Electric Guitar/Back-Up Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • The Beatles “White Album”.
  • Your last album bought?
  • “Five Miles of Ellum Wood” by Bruce Greene.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • “Goodbye, Babylon”, a 6 disc compilation of old, forgotten Gospel music.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • Upon intense reflection, I think we would all have to agree that it would be Weird Al’s “Straight Outta Lynwood.”
  • First concert attended?
  • I think it was CKY at Rosebud.
  • Last concert?
  • Guests of Guests CD release show, Howlers.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • A jam that occurred outside my tent at Clifftop. Two fiddles, a banjo, guitar, bass and buck dancer, all of them locked in and driven. Nothing could be finer.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • I once saw Jefferson Starship playing in South Park. They stunk.
  • Favorite thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • Pittsburgh’s music scene has always been accessible and supportive to me, but there might be a lot of people who don’t feel the same. There seems to be a lot of division among musicians and artists in this town. I’d call it cliquey, honestly. Never quite experienced that in other cities. Either way, glad to see this blog covers just about everyone and everything going on.
  • Thanks, Max. I personally devote this blog to expose people to many genres of music and even though there may be cliques in town, it’s an unfortunate aspect of the ‘scene’.