Monday, December 17, 2007

2007 Year End Survey | Rogue Birds

Last year, Bo, the Eat More Kale Guy, was one of only two people in the survey that saw their wish for 2007 come true (Alex Wolff of the Frost Heaves got his ABA championship). Within a month of him wishing for a Police reunion tour, Sting and company were putting their differences aside and hitting the road. So, watch out for his wish in 2008; or better yet, watch out, Willie.

This year, Bo started an Americana folk band called Rogue Birds which in its short life has played a lot of gigs and even appeared live on WGDR. Their rootsy sound with cello, guitar and drums is a bit reminiscent of The Kamikaze Hearts in the way they attacked their strings and skins.

Here's a list of upcoming shows:

Jan 3 Stonecutters Brew, Barre
Jan 18 Worcester Town Hall
Feb 9 Skinny Pancake, Burlington
Feb 14 Bees Knees, Morrisville
March 14 Bees Knees, Morrisville

Bo, the Eat More Kale Guy | Drums

1) What was your favorite song of 2007?

First Night the Hold Steady

2) What was your favorite album of 2007?

The Boxing Mirror Alejandro Escovedo

3) What was your favorite concert of 2007?

Public Enemy on a Sunday night in Burlington. At 1 a.m. Chuck D., Flava Flav, and Professor Grif were all doing one are push ups on the stage during a song!! Say what you will about Flava Flav....but there is NO BETTER HYPE MAN! He keeps the party going.

4) What was your favorite thing about 2007?

Being called a "Funny Dude", out of the blue, by my 2 yr old daughter. ( 2nd place discovering how good YOUTUBE is for live music clips)

5) What are your best wishes for 2008?

This is the year that Willie Nelson and my Mom are going to admit that I am one of Willie's LOVE CHILDREN.


Carl Witke | Cello and Guitar

1) What was your favorite song of 2007?

The Ballad of Love and Hate – The Avett Bros.

2) What was your favorite album of 2007?

Separation Sunday from the Hold Steady

3) What was your favorite concert of 2007?

Alejandro Escovedo’s String Quartet, or maybe The Code Talkers pumping it out through a Leslie 122 speaker, or maybe still the Rogue Birds Live on WGDR October 21st.

4) What was your favorite thing about 2007?

My children’s well being/happiness, their academic/life advancements and The Rogue Birds!

5) What are your best wishes for 2008?

Lots more good music!!


Duffy Garner | Vocals and Guitar

1) What was your favorite song of 2007?

Everybody knows Ryan Adams

2) What was your favorite album of 2007?

Easy Tiger Ryan Adams (*****heard and loved Red Headed Stranger by Willie Nelson for the 1st time in 2007***)

3) What was your favorite concert of 2007?

Ryan Adams

4) What was your favorite thing about 2007?

Birth of my baby girl Rose, born May 10th........birth and development of my band.

5) What are your best wishes for 2008?

I'd like to record a stirring punk/gospel album

The Hold Steady | First Night | Buy







The Avett Bros. | The Ballad of Love and Hate | Buy







Ryan Adams | Everybody Knows (live) | Buy








All from their WGDR session:
Rogue Birds | Before the Flood After the Fall







Rogue Birds | The One







Rogue Birds | Sampson and Delihah (Grateful Dead cover)







Rogue Birds | Railroad Man (Eels cover)






1 comment:

Duf said...

I guess this makes me an official Ryan Adams groupie, what can I say? He writes great shit and sings his spleen out...