ACL Music Fest 2014 Saturday Interviews – Second Weekend

Saturday ACL performers mouth off – again!

ACL Music Fest 2014 Saturday Interviews – Second Weekend
Photo by Gary Miller

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

2:30pm, Honda stage

Troy Andrews leads Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, known for epic, Crescent City and junk/funk/hop, perception-destroying showcases.

Austin Chronicle: Any artists that you'd like to work with, or any interesting new sounds that you'd like to put into what you're doing now?

Troy Andrews: I really like Drake and what he's doing. It's very melodic. I'd love to work with the homeboy, Lil Wayne. Also, I haven't had a chance to work with Stevie Wonder or Nine Inch Nails.

AC: That's quite the jump, from Drake, Lil Wayne, and Stevie Wonder to ... Nine Inch Nails.

TA: Oh yeah. I've grown up listening to all that music. You can hear all those sounds in my music. I would play over Nine Inch Nails on my iPod when I was younger. That goes back to not having any boundaries. I always wanted to get myself to where I could stand on a stage and be comfortable with all styles of music. We just finished a tour and did some shows with the Zac Brown Band. When I'm listening to music, there's not one thing that's not going to come on – from Louis Armstrong to Jay Z.

AC: In a 1974 interview with Terry McGovern, drummer George Marsh explains that he isn't playing the music, but that music he hears is filtered through him. Is that the case when you create?

TA: Y'know what? I've never heard it put in words like that, but that's exactly what it is. Everything I've heard, everything I've been exposed to, is definitely coming through me. And somewhere, because of that, I'm able to create my own thing.

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