Q&A: Kicking Horse
So then, what’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band?
Kicking Horse. I [Diego Zaragoza] write the tunes, sing and play guitar.
What do you think people will say you sound like?
Some people say it sounds like you're in the desert.
What do you love about making music?
Playing live. The energy you get from a room and the group of people in it, it's a one-time deal.
What do you hate about the music industry?
It's pretty hard to earn a dime.
If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff, who would it be and why?
Townes Van Zandt. That man knew what a good song was.
What can a punter expect from your live show?
I'm not sure what to expect most of the time; I guess it's like country blues with a Motown rhythm section.
What’ve you got to sell CD-wise?
We're working on our new record right now: probably going to be an EP. I've got an old solo record called Defy that you can get down at Pure Pop Records.
When’s the gig and with who?
Friday June 8 at Elwood Lounge, 9pm, with Ryan John Brown: a damn good slide guitarist and multi-instrumentalist.
Anything else to add?
Support live music; listen to PBS radio.