LA indie rock's favorite sons The Henry Clay People have been touring like mad the last few years... They''ve gone out twice with The Airborne Toxic Event, then Ben Harper, then Drive-By Truckers, and now The Silversun Pickups. And after that wraps, they'll have a month break before hitting the road with Drive-By Truckers again in the Fall.
We checked in with HCP's bassist/vocalist Andy and pianist/vocalist Jordan Hudock about the best and worst times they've had touring, the importance of getting the band out of LA, and how they quit their day jobs.
What have been some of the highlights between the three tours?
Andy: We've been lucky enough to tour with some of the nicest guys/girls in rock n roll. A lot of dance parties, joining each others bands on stage, and late drunken nights... Highlights? Joining DBT for their encore to play "Rockin in the Free World"... Joining TATE along with Red Cortez to play Jim Carroll's "People Who Died" (DBT also covers this too, coincidentally enough)... BUT one of the most memorable nights has to be when we all shaved our initials into Jon's head at your house in Boston.
Jordan: One definite highlight on the ATE tour happened at your house in Boston when Jon let us shave our initials into his head. That answers your second question too as it was also a low point (mostly for Jon). For the DBT tour, getting up on stage with them for the encore was amazing and a lot of fun. For the Silversun tour, I'd have to say dancing with them at a bar in Austin to the Smiths was definitely a highlight.