Artist Q&A

Joe Firstman Q&A

joe firstman

What was the first concert you attended?The first concerts I attended were my moms operas. She was in a company called opera Carolina. Opera is beautiful and very long.

Where and when was the first show you played? My first shows were in the living room. We would beg our dad to force his cronies who were over drinking, smoking, picking and chess playing in to watch the shows my brothers and I put on. I was a forceful bandleader.

What is your most memorable or off-the-wall touring experience? I love seeing the old American theaters. I love the back stages. The waiting.

What 3 artists have you listened to obsessively in the last month? Been listening to Jorge Negrete the ranchero. Mac demarco and 60's Mexican garage rock.

What did you want to be when you were growing up? I've just tried to be a good artist. I want to do what I loved when I was a kid. "The artist is the child who never grew up"

What is your favorite phrase? "How you do one thing is how you do everything"

Cat person, dog person, or both? I get along with all creatures of the earth.

Books or movies? Read marcel Proust! He's the man.


Check out Joe Firstman at Jammin' Java  on June 14th with Steve Poltz!