EXCLUSIVE ARTIST INTERVIEW: MARC DELGADO | PERFORMING MAY 27 AT BAR NINE
Marc Delgado is a traveling solo performer. His songs are eclectic, and unexpected and portray characters trying to make sense of The American Landscape. Delgado also writes, sings & records with Alt-Rock, Americana group Wounded Knee. Their last record: High in a Neon Dive (Narcissus Records) is a spiraling tour through the seedy motels & dive bars of Central California where Delgado grew up. He is currently @ work on his newest effort Wildwood Road. Marc lives with his wife Melanie& their daughter Mary Scout in Woodstock, NY
In anticipation of his live show with us on May 27 at 5PM, Marc was nice enough to email from her home base in Woodstock, New York to discuss his new album, his musical influences and to discuss what inspires him on a day-to-day basis
BAR NINE: What type of band are you?
MARC DELGADO: Marc Delgado is a traveling solo performer. He also writes and sings and plays guitar in his alt-rock quartet: Wounded Knee
BN: Tell us the brief history of your band
MD: Marc has played all over the country as a solo act and with his band. He is currently at work on a new solo record.
BN: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
MD: Delgado is influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Townes Van Zandt, The Mountain Goats, Guided by Voices, Steve Earle & R.E.M. Literary influences include: Philip Levine, John Berryman, and Larry Levis
BN: What are your dreams and goals?
MD: Marc just wants to play music, write books, and hang with his wife and daughter
BN: Who writes the songs, what are they about?
MD: Marc writes all my his material with occasional collaborations with his pals!
BN: How do you promote your band and shows?
MD: Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/marcdelgadoandwoundedknee
Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaDQvJLWLUHzgGSzEf8caog
BN: Describe your show, visual and musically
MD: His solo shows are stripped down, intimate versions of the songs the way they were written. Band shows are loud, noisy Americana rock shows
BN: What do you think about downloading music online?
MD: It's cool!
BN: What's your outlook on the record industry today?
MD: I never think about it. ..
BN: What's your claim to fame?
MD: My claim to fame is I'm a pretty nice guy
BN: Tell us a story about a day in your life
MD: I get up, drink too much coffee, read a book, play my guitar, and hang with my family.
BN: What inspires you to do what you do?
MD: I love playing music and writing. It is what I am supposed to do
BN: What advice would you give to fellow bands?
MD: Do what you love
BN: What are some of your pet peeves?
MD: Pineapple on pizza
BN: How does music affect you and the world around you?
MD: Music and books saved my lif
BN: What's new in the recording of your music?
MD: I am working on a new solo record called: Wildwood Road
BN: What are the biggest obstacles for bands?
BN: What's the best and worst thing about playing clubs?
MD: I love playing in clubs! I love playing live. That's the jo
BN: Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there
MD: My next show is at Bar Nine! I will be playing Solo. I will be doing intimate, stripped down versions of my songs, lots of Bob Dylan songs, and telling terrible jokes