We had the good fortune of connecting with Mr. Specific and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Mr. Specific, any advice for those thinking about whether to keep going or to give up?
Every musician has had to decide this at some point. People that are destine to do some thing will continue to do it until the desired result is achieved. Success or failure is almost meaningless, the act of doing it is all that matters.
Even if we can’t fly, falling with style is better than not jumping at all.
-inspired by B. Lightyear
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Inspired by jam bands, funk masters and head bangers alike, Mr. Specific is back with a refreshed lineup and a singular focus: bringing fans instrumental gold. Denver-based musicians Will Ganas (guitar) and Colin Smith (bass) are joined by Asheville drummer Sean Sullivan on their new work, which showcases an ambitious balance of technical ability and groove.
We’re excited about the new music we are creating, growing as a band and continuing to write meaningful songs.
Writing music together remotely has been a new challenge. It’s very humbling to send a song and then have it get chopped down and chopped down and then rearranged but to see the final product at the end is extremely rewarding.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Just like our music we want to take them to places they’ve never been. Maybe we would start the day in the RINO district. Check out some murals, grab a delicious beer from Our Mutual Friend and grab some delicious smoked fatty brisket from Owlbear or grab a deli sandwich from Curtis Park Deli. Then we would head to Red Rocks or Maybe Golden for a quick taste of the mountains. Next we would head to Tennyson St and take a quick stroll ending at Hops and Pie. I can’t stress how important it would be to visit Hops and Pie, if you like beer (or even if you don’t) and amazing food this is the spot. They make their own dough that gets used in their pizzas and their sandwiches. You literally can’t pick a bad item off the menu. Finally, we would go see some music to cap the night off. Maybe we would stop by Your Mom’s House in Cap Hill or Cervantes in 5 Points. There’s far too many options for this category. Hopefully this Friend is in town for more than one day because we still have lots more to do tomorrow!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
We would like to thank our Mom’s, Your Mom’s House, Cervantes, The Black Buzzard, Lost Lake, Larimer Lounge and all the other venues that have hosted us. Our artists Anna Cosmatos and Arlo Tobin. Our photographers Ali Jay and Tara Gracer. Also we would like to thank Camera Jams Studios and Pulp Arts.
Arlo Tobin, Tara Gracer