July 2019

Musicians in Bathrooms: Lowcountry Boil

Author: Special to CH2 | Photographer: M.Kat Photography

Musicians: Mike Daly, Andy Pitts, Jevon Daly, Gary Pratt

What’s your sign?
Gary Pratt: Leo
Mike Daly: Aries
Jevon Daly: My sign is done according to Hilton Head sign codes: muted pastels.
Andy Pitts: Virgo

Most underrated song that, in your opinion, should be a classic:
GP: “Hash Pipe,” Weezer
MD: “Morning Dew”
JD: “If I had the Word to Give,” Garcia & Hunter (Grateful Dead)
AP: “Naima”

Biggest compliment you’ve ever gotten from a fan?
GP: “I really identify with your beer songs.”
MD: $100 in shirt pocket.
JD: “I’m gonna name my first child Gavan.”
AP: “You’re cute.”

What is your favorite piece to perform?
GP: “Strings and Envy,” LCB
MD: “Maria Sharapova”
JD: I like “Don’t Feed Your Dog People Food” as of late.
AP: “Power Lines”

What do you sing in the shower?
GP: “War Pigs,” Black Sabbath
MD: I don’t.
JD: I don’t sing in the shower.
AP: “Ebb Tide,” Righteous Brothers

Favorite cereal?
GP: Cap’n Crunch, dry, without milk
MD: Oats
JD: No cereal ’cause of Gav vs. Jev fitness challenge
AP: No time for cereal

At what venue do you most like to perform?
GP: It’s not the venue; it’s the people.
MD: Palmetto Bluff
JD: All venues, all damn night
AP: I like the small places best or anywhere outdoors.

Most requested song at shows?
GP: “I Love You Maria Sharapova,” LCB
MD: “Maria Sharapova”
JD: “Maria Sharapova,” by Mike Daly
AP: “Maria Sharapova”

First concert you attended?
GP: James Taylor
MD: The Brothers Four, Academy of Music, 1961
JD: Johnny Winter, Old Post Office, 1988
AP: Count Basie Orchestra, Old Post Office

Favorite artist?
GP: Mike Kavanaugh
MD: Grateful Dead
JD: Bob Ross
AP: Bob Ross

Place you go to get away from it all?
GP: Any gig
MD: Burke’s Beach
JD: I get away from it all onstage if you can believe that.
AP: Chainsawville-

Do you tweet, gram or book? What’s your handle?
GP: Facebook. Argue politics with me. Please.
MD: Don’t.
JD: No tweeting—more like squawking or squeelin’.
AP: No tweets for me.

Finish this verse as if it were the hook of a song: “Sally went down to the bayou…
GP: “Sally find a place to roam; Sally done stepped in da doo doo; Sally run barefoot home.”
MD: “Knew she couldn’t be true.”
JD: “Sally went down to the glen. Mama hen.”
AP: “Beans don’t burn on the grill.”

Who would star as you in the epic retelling of your life on film?
GP: Ben Affleck in a bald cap
MD: Bob Weir
JD: Snuffleupagus
AP: Alex, the lion from Madagascar

First instrument you learned to play?
GP: Organ
MD: Tenor banjo
JD: Saxophone
AP: Santa gave me drums first. I begged him.

Song you were thrilled to finally master?
GP: Still trying to make that happen.
JD: Mastering a song never happens.
AP: My sisters were thrilled when I got past the intro of any song. LOL.

What do you wish you knew more about?
GP: What goes on in a drummer’s head
MD: Women
JD: Women
AP: How Jerry Garcia got “what he needed”
at the pyramids of Egypt in 1978.

What animal do you most identify with?
GP: Fox
MD: Wolf
JD: Platypi, hippopotami or maybe the sloth
AP: Maybelline

If you got super-famous and you had to change your name, what would your new name be?
GP: PraDaddy
MD: August West
JD: Knarly Jev
AP: Billy C

What famous musician would you love to sing a duet with?
GP: Deborah Harry
MD: Pigpen
JD: Angie Aparo
AP: Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles

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