Tomorrow night Sixpence None The Richer and Ruut are performing. Mei caught up with them for a brief Q&A. I think Sixpence's answers might be the tersest we've had? Btw, get your tickets in advance here and one winner will receive a signed CD from Sixpence None The Richer and one winner will receive a special Ruut Merch Package.
Where was the first your first show? Dallas, Texas Club Dada
What artist/ band would you say you are most influenced by? Patsy Cline
Favorite Foods: Breakfast tacos
What is one of your most memorable or off-the-wall touring experiences? Playing in Verona, Italy in a centuries old courtyard.
What two words would best describe your music? Moving. Thoughtful
Where was the first show you performed at? Jammin' Java! In 2001 I opened for Kendall Payne and later for Selah and Michele Tumes. You probably don't know them because the artists that came through back then were mostly gospel music artists from Nashville. I was signed to a label in Nashville back then. Bible Belt times!
What artist/ band would you say you are most influenced by? Tori Amos. I was obsessed with Under the Pink when I was a teen. And Carole King a little later. Have always loved Elton John too.
What is one of your most memorable or off-the-wall touring experience? I wore these American Flag pants on stage in Charlotte, NC and made a joke about them... After the gig, I changed (into probably sweatpants) in the van and when we were pulling out of the parking structure, they were on the ground. My guitarist said "People are gonna drive by and be like, 'Whoa, what the hell happened to that Finnish girl?? Did we get left behind?'" (another Bible Belt joke). We laughed so hard.
What two words would best describe your music? Meaningful. Inspiring.
Favorite food: Vegan anything! :)