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CHECKONETWO MUSICIAN SURVEY: LIZ CARROLL September 4, 2008

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Liz Carroll @ Whitewater Tavern.  Photo by Shayne Michael Gray

NAME: Liz Carroll

BAND(S) YOU ARE IN: Hector Faceplant, The Shelley Longs and The Winston Family Orchestra

PLAY ANY INSTRUMENTS? DO TELL: An ivory-tickling, bass picking, vocalizing, wallet strummer with a background in french horning and other brassticle instruments.

DESCRIBE YOUR MUSICAL STYLE: like carousels that stop and start unexpectedly but aren’t broken.

HOW’D YOU GET STARTED PLAYING MUSIC? parents met in a church choir then I met sulac in a bar

FAVORITE LOCAL MUSICIAN BESIDES YOURSELF (AND WHY): sulac: he has a liz magnet in his pocket, i think it’s unfair really.  Brian Herrill: guitar, jeez those are some pretty rock songs. Marcus Lowe: talent and he just loves music, LOVES it. And i’ll always show up to see what Jeremy Brasher, Andrew Morgan and Damien Thompson are doing, it’s always a good time.

WHAT’S IN YOUR POCKET RIGHT NOW? haha! i’m in a swimsuit at the beach! great question! (normally, keys, wallet and lighter)

YOUR FAVORITE VENUE IN LITTLE ROCK (AND WHY)? The sound is amazing at Downtown Music and The Whitewater Tavern, WWT wins b/c i don’t really like big stages. I want to be on the same level as everyone else.

TELL ME ABOUT THE FIRST “REAL” CONCERT YOU EVER ATTENDED. Blues Traveler, at The Blue Note in Little Rock. They had this huge under the club area where people could drink cause it was all ages upstairs. I thought, when i get older i’m gonna drink and drink and drink…

HOW ABOUT THE FIRST SHOW YOU EVER DID YOURSELF? Vino’s with Pomo Christi, we were so excited to be an “all grrl” band.

BEST SOURCE FOR MUSICAL INFO? (MAG, WEBSITE, ETC) my ears. if you think i’ll like something play it for me.

WHAT DOES THIS TOWN NEED? a high speed train so we can all go play in Austin on the weekends, a real record store, and a radio show that played a diverse selection of great music that was on during the day.

YOUR THREE FAVORITE ALBUMS, ALL-TIME: this is like asking which body part you like the best (i dig my hands the most). Today it is… Dengue Fever: Escape from Dragon House, Raymond Scott: Reckless Nights and Turkish Twilights and Tom Lehrer: Songs by Tom Lehrer

RE YOUR MUSIC: DOES YOUR MOM LIKE IT OR NOT? my mom LOVES it, although she’s busy and can’t be at all my shows.

FUNNIEST THING THAT’S EVER HAPPENED AT ONE OF YOUR SHOWS: while on tour with Hector Faceplant in Odessa, Texas, 2 professional wrestlers came in to the club (an empty cinder-block building, byob) and Jason Thompson asks one of them, “Hey! Can you pick me up like you are gonna pile drive me but don’t so I can get a picture?” Ask him for the photo, it’s pretty good!

AS A KID, WHAT’D YOU WANT TO GROW UP TO BE? independent

MUSICAL/LIFE ADVICE YOU’D GIVE TO MY 13 YEAR OLD GUITAR FIEND SON? you can make money playing music, but money won’t make you happy, music will.

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