Manzanita

  • Genres
  • Bluegrass
  • Country-Folk
  • Awards and Nominations
    • SAMMIES 2019 Nominee★ Folk/Bluegrass ★
    • SAMMIES 2018 Nominee★ Folk/Bluegrass ★
  • Musicians
    • Aaron Shively — mandolin, pedal steel, vocals
    • Nick Foster — acoustic guitar, foot drums, harmonica, lead vocals
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Q & A

How do you describe your music to people?

02.01.18

Woodsy.

If you could be any character from history, who would it be?

02.01.18

King Solomon.

Name a pet peeve.

02.01.18

Clapping at the end of yoga.

Name a recent personal food trend.

02.01.18

Eating avocados with a spoon. Right outta the skin!

Tell us about your worst gig.

02.01.18

We played a “festival” gig at a retreat up in the mountains. It was about 40 degrees and pouring rain the whole time. The stage got washed out and nobody showed up, so we ended up playing to the staff in a cafeteria. They were super nice, and we still had a good time, but it was a bit of a bluesy situation.

What drives you to keep playing even though the music industry can be so harsh?

02.01.18

Dancing ladies.

What was the first song you learned to play?

02.01.18

“Blackbird” by the Beatles.

What's your favorite jam from the '90s?

02.01.18

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2.

What's your favorite local artist/group?

02.01.18

The Golden Cadillacs.

Who is your secret star crush?

02.01.18

The North Star.

You're given a magic wand. What do you do with it?

02.28.18

Bottomless fries.

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