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10 Quick Quirky Questions with Blackberry Smoke


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Atlanta based Blackberry Smoke continues to grow into the premiere Southern Rock band of America. Over the last 12 months they have shared the stage with ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Shooter Jennings, Cross Canadian Ragweed and countless others.

Blackberry Smoke debuted the band’s first ever live DVD, Blackberry Smoke; Live at the Georgia Theatre in late 2011. In addition to releasing a new DVD, the band was recently announced as special guests on the newly announced 2012 “Eric Chuch-The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour” where they will join Country Music’s “Chief.”

The new DVD brings Blackberry Smoke’s high-energy show to fan’s living rooms with 15 songs and other thrilling features including performances with special guests Zac Brown, Clay Cook of the Zac Brown Band, and Jimmy Hall of Wet Willie, and mini-documentary interviews. And as an added bonus, fans will get a glimpse into the recording of Blackberry Smoke’s highly anticipated new album with footage from the recording at Echo Mountain Studios and much more!

10 Quick Quirky Questions with Charlie Starr of Blackberry Smoke

Q: Video games or books?
A: Books. My video game skills died with nintendo.

Q: What’s the most personal song you’ve ever written? Did it make it on your album?

A: When I look closely at them, I guess all my songs are pretty personal. “Prayer For The Little Man” was on our last album, and it’s very personal. A song called “The Whippoorwill” will be on our new album, and it really moves me because it is about memories of my Grandmother.

Q: If you could duet with any artist of a different genre, who would it be?

A: That’s a tough one, there are so many.I would love to sing with Norah Jones, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch, Robert Plant, Levon Helm….

Q: Do you collect anything? If yes, what do you collect?

A: Brown suede shoes. Apparently I have a real problem with it, according to Brit, our drummer.

Q: Do you have any habits you wish you could break?
A: Smoking cigarettes and losing my temper.

Q: Do you have any hidden talents we don’t know about?
A: I’m a dancing fool.

Q: What is your is your favorite song to belt out at the bar? In the car? At karaoke?
A: Brit, Gene and I are fond of making up silly ass songs on the spot, and singing them for all to hear.

Q: Finish this sentence: Ten years from now I will be…..
A: Making music.

Q: What is the hardest obstacle you have had to overcome?
A: Waiting for the music business. I have not yet overcome it. I’m impatient. You could add that to the “bad habit” deal as well, I guess.

Q: If you could meet anyone in the world dead or alive who would it be and what would say to them?
A: The Dalai Lama. I would say, “Yo, Lama…how bout a little something…ya know…for the effort…”

Get get the latest on Blackberry Smoke check out their website at: http://www.blackberrysmoke.com/

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