Monday, March 23, 2009

Interview with The Saddle Tramps

What: The Saddle Tramps, in concert
Where: First National Bar - map
When: Saturday, March 28, 2009
How Much: $8 at the door

If the Rat Pack were from Sparks, Nevada instead of New York City, they'd be The Saddle Tramps. Frontman for the band Rev. Scotty Roller (and yes, he's a real ordained minister) said, "We're the Undisputed Kings of Mobile Home Rock. Do you like Pearl Jam or Nirvana? And I mean old Nirvana cause the last album sucked. Well we don't sound anything like either of those bands. We're like a cross between George Jones and The Dickies. We sound like nails on a chalkboard."

REV. SCOTTY ROLLER - Vocals, Guitar, weddings, eulogies, baptisms & lawn mower repair.
"BIG JOHN" VON NOLDE - Vocals, Bass, size 48 bibs & low-speed pursuits
MIKE YOUNG - Drums & new salad dressings.
JON PERRY - Guitar, palm-reading, big game hunter and Nevada state bunko champion.
SUZY SWITCHBLADE - Fishnets, cigarettes & welfare screening

Most of the guys are from the Reno / Sparks area. However Scott and John don't like to discuss too much about their current living situation, as they are on the lam from several angry husbands and a couple of ex-wives.

The Saddle Tramps

Past shows or venues you'd like to brag about? Past or future shows in the Pocatello area?
The Mustang Ranch brothel would be the the most interesting venue we played. It had all the charm of a first kiss, combined with the heat of a sweaty Spanish disco. I can't recall if we ever were in Idaho before. But I'm sure looking forward to making the Pokeafellow audience uneasy.
Will there be an opening act?
I believe Captain Geech and The Shrimp Shack Shooters are opening. I hear they kill it bro.
Any comments about the local live music scene, the music industry in general? What do you think is the best way to get your music out there?
We don't know a thing about the Idaho music scene. As far as the best way to get your music out there, probably FedEx is your best bet. That's who we use.
Recordings? Will you have CD's or more for sale at the show?
Yes. They will be for sale at the show. Shirts, hair pomade and posters as well. Bring some extra scratch, you're gonna want this stuff. Hell....I want it.

How do you keep in touch with your fans?
The fans can contact us over MySpace, our website or by smoke signal. We can also be reached with two soup cans and a string. Skywriting also works.
Thanks and we'll see you on Saturday!

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