As we celebrate the ninth birthday of our first post our special feature continues. Based on the feature that use to appear in the football magazines of my youth it’s just a short series of questions about stuff’n’nonsense as me auld Nan would have said.
Great to have Ben from Hillbilly Irish band The Tan And Sober Gentlemen for today’s Q And A. The bhoys have a brand new album out that we reviewed just last week and we bloody loved it. A high energy combination of Irish, Celtic, Country and Rock’n’Roll that I’m not shy to tell you is among the contenders for album of the year!
Name / Nickname : Ben Noblit
Age (Estimate allowed!) : 30
Status : Single
Birthplace / Nationality / Ancestry : Chatham County, North Carolina/American/Irish, Scottish, Scotch-Irish, Icelandic.
Where do you live : Alamance County, North Carolina
Occupation : Musician
First job : Farm labor
A job you would have loved to do : Hunting guide
What / Who makes you laugh : Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Favourite movie star : Andy Griffith
Favourite film / TV show : Justified
Favourite band/s : The Freight Hoppers, Gid Tanner & the Skillet Lickers, Tyler Childers, Waylon Jennings, Alison Krauss & Union Station
Favourite Celtic-Punk bands : Tossers, Pogues, Cutthroat Shamrock
Up and coming Celtic-Punk band to watch : 1916
First and last record you bought : Hank Williams’ Greatest Hits, Dylan Walshe’s All Manner of Ways
How many instruments can you play : 2
How many bands have you been in : too many
Favourite venue / gig attended : Scythian, Shakori Hills dance tent circa 2008
Favourite venue / gig played : Hacketts Bar, Schull, Ireland
Describe yourself in 5 words : Long-haired country boy
Most embarrassing moment : Split pants down the middle onstage
Favourite song and why : Pretty Saro-first song I learned to play
Favourite album and why : Alison Krauss & Union Station-Live. I listen to it most every morning while I make coffee.
Favourite song you’ve been involved in : All the Time, off of Tan and Sober’s “Regressive Folk Music.”
Team/s supported as a kid : Carolina Tar Heels
Favourite sportsperson : Dale Earnhardt
Favourite sport : Basketball, ice hockey
All time hero : George Noblit
Favourite book : Shelby Foote’s Civil War series
Best friend : My accordion player, Alan Best
Biggest influence on career : old-time fiddle player David Bass
What is the best advice you’ve ever been given : The best judge of a man’s character is whether or not women feel safe around him.
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be : Alamance County, North Carolina
Your five dream dinner guests : Dale Earnhardt, Shane MacGowan, Loretta Lynn, Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams
Your favourite quote : For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.-H.L. Mencken
Anything to plug / promote : New album by the Tan and Sober Gentlemen. “Regressive Folk Music” streaming now on all platforms
‘Cold Chicken Skin’ isn’t on the new album, Regressive Folk Music, but check it pout anyway and have a look at our review where you can find out about the history of the band and what the new album is like and hear some songs from it.
Tagged: The Tan And Sober Gentlemen
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