Loose Engines

Photo courtesy of Tara Elizabeth Photography

  • Genres
  • Americana
  • Country
  • Awards and Nominations
    • SAMMIES 2019 Nominee★ Country/Americana/Alt-Country ★
  • Musicians
    • Eric Crownover — drums
    • Greg Baxter — guitar, vocals
    • Grub Mitchell — vocals
    • Joe Kojima Gray — guitar, vocals
    • Kevin Coughlin — drums
    • Noah Nelson — guitar
    • Thomas Mackerness — bass, vocals
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Q & A

All-time favorite song?

02.04.19

"Lick My Love Pump" by Spinal Tap.

Bonus: You're welcome to submit additional questions and answers of your own below.

02.04.19

Which of these thermos' would you like me to pick out for you? A: The red one.

How do you describe your music to people?

02.04.19

Honky-Tonk, Singer-Songwriter, Country, Blues, Rock, Jam.

Tell us about how the band formed.

02.04.19

Grub moved back from Austin and he wanted to play. I guess that was reason enough.

Tell us about your best gig in Sac.

02.04.19

I don't choose favorites.

Tell us about your worst gig.

02.04.19

It was so bad, I don't remember it.

What artist or band are you a little embarrassed to love, and why?

02.04.19

Like we would tell YOU that!

What was the first song you learned to play?

02.04.19

"Proud Mary" by Creedence Clearwater Revival.

What's next for the band?

02.04.19

Finish our first album.

What's the story behind the band name?

02.04.19

It's a band name. Every band seems to need one. No story really.

What's your favorite local artist/group?

02.04.19

The Nickel Slots, JonEmery, Tropicali Flames, 50-Watt Heavy, Mike Blanchard and the Californios, California Stars.

Who are your biggest influences?

02.04.19

Honky Tonk and Keith Richards.

Who first inspired you to play music?

02.04.19

If you are talking about the seven or eight people in my band, I don't want to speak for them.

Words to live by?

02.04.19

Have a good time, all the time.—Viv Savage, Spinal Tap.

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