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High Noon - Interview with Bob

Here's an interview that was done with Bob from High Noon.  Thank you Bob!  I promise, the caffeine rush will have kicked in by the next time I see you!

 

Question:
"Birth date?"

Answer:
"December 26, 1961."

Question:
"City you reside in?"

Answer:
"Brooklyn Park."

Question:
"Marital Status?"

Answer:
"Married.  In the band there are three people married, and three singles."

Question:
"How long has the band been together?"

Answer:
"High Noon started in '83.  I joined in '92, and the version we have now, three of us have been together since '96.  The original band was started way back in '83.  With totally different members.  They were on Star Search in 1990 and there's no original members left.  Every body sort of went their own ways.  But it was interesting because the band that beat out High Noon on Star Search was Sawyer Brown."

Question:
"Favorite thing about entertaining?"

Answer:
"People.  Energy.  When you're having a great night and the people are having a great night, there's no better feeling.  It's better than sex."

Me:
"Are you sure about that?"

Bob:
"Well, not every night is better."  (laughs.)

Question:
"Least favorite thing about entertaining?"

Answer:
"Not spending enough time with my family.  It takes up way too much of your time because you're always, it's not just the gigs, you're always rehearsing, or you're writing songs or you're just keeping the band going.  It's busy."

Question:
"Who are your musical influences?"

Answer:
"Three-fourths of us came from rock bands.  Got into country in the early 90's.  So, everything from Journey to Foreigner to Restless Heart to Garth Brooks.  I just don't like rap, and I don't like thrash.  That's about the only two types of music I don't like.  Pretty much the rest of the band is that way too."

Question:
"What's your most memorable moment on stage?"

Answer:
"A couple of national warm ups that we've done.  We opened up for Blackhawk.  A lot of the people in the audience knew us, so it was a packed house, and you're getting just as much applause as Blackhawk is, so, not that, we don't have the hits.  That's one of them.  Another one is, standing on a monitor that I shouldn't have been standing on and the monitor went over and I landed flat on my back.  I kept on playing.  There's lots of individual ones."

Question:
"Most memorable moment off stage, music related?"

Answer:
"My very first concert.  Rush.  I was fifteen.  That got me int
o wanting to be in a band."

Question:
"How long have you been playing?"

Answer:
"Twenty five years.  I started learning in High School.  Brian, our guitar player, has been playing for thirty five years.  Playing longer than what you are old."

Question:
"How old were you when you first became interested in music?"

Answer:
"Four.  I sang at church, I got applause.  I went, 'This is sort of cool.'  So ever since then I've been singing or playing."

Question:
"Before this group, what kind of experience did you have?"

Answer:
"I was in rock bands.  This is my very first country band.  I was in bands that traveled all the way from Montana to Wisconsin.  The agency just sent us every where and then I came into the cities in '84.  I grew up on a farm."

Question:
"Where's your favorite place to perform?"

Answer:
"Robert's Off 10 is our home base.  There's always a good crowd."

Question:
"Is there anything that your fans don't know about your band that you think they should?"

Answer:
"They pretty much know everything because they ask questions.  Probably just that we work harder at it then it maybe appears.  We'd definitely have better relationships personally if we didn't put so much time into the band.  But you have to give credit to the people we're involved with too because they put up with it."

Question:
"Is there anything you want to say to your fans?"

Answer:
"They ain't seen nothing yet.  Steph just joined us so we took it in a different direction and we'll be recording later again this year.  We're getting a few more contacts the longer we stay around with Nashville.  My favorite tree is an oak tree by the way..."  (laughs)
 

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