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Viva Phx Q & A: Painted Palms

Painted Palms, Viva Phx, interview

San Francisco‘s Painted Palms released its debut album, Forever, in January 2014, garnering a 4.6/5 album review from The Spec. The band is comprised of cousins Chris Prudhomme and Reese Donohue and is currently on tour across North America and Europe.

On March 7, Painted Palms will stop at Viva Phx to play Crescent Ballroom at 9 P.M..

Read The Spec‘s Q&A with Chris Prudhomme of Painted Palms…

Very first concert you attended and a memory from it.
I think it was Incubus and I was with my aunt, and I remember everyone smoking weed. She wasn’t smoking weed though, she was very uncomfortable.

If you could have any musician (dead or alive) as a mentor, who would it be?
David Bowie

Very first concert you played and a memory from it.
I started taking piano lessons when I was about five years old, so the first time I played music in front of people I was six, and it was a recital and I was terrified.

Artist you would most like to collaborate with or have produce your music?
Brian Eno, Pete Kember.

Personal truth that fans would be surprised to know about you.
I didn’t speak until I was 12 when I was struck by lightning.

How do you spend a typical day when you’re not touring or busy recording?
If it’s an off day, I usually take a long walk in my neighborhood to go get lunch and I meet up with friends at the park.

One artist or album you could never get tired of listening to?
Is This It? by The Strokes.

Earliest music-related memory you have?
Probably my first piano lesson when I was five.

Nicest thing a fan has ever said, or given, to you?
A fan of ours in Dallas made a really awesome watercolor painting of us.

Interesting fact about your newest release.
It took us about two years to make, but most of the songs on the record were completed within a few months of our deadline.

Xperience you will never forget.
I went to Venice a few months ago, and it was pretty amazing.

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