Meet the Band


about Chad Mattson

Hometown:
Blue Hill, ME

Dogs or Cats?
Ozzie- golden doodle

Morning person or night owl?
Whatever I have to be. Night owl is preferable.

Siblings, Family Size?
Matt, Katye, Brock, Chad and Leah. In that order.

Do you have kids?
3 wonderful kids. All of which are funky, spunky and sweet hearted.

1st record you ever bought:
1st single I ever bought (on tape) was Boys II Men. First full record was Martin Sexton’s Black Sheep.

Top 3 favorite albums of all time?
Too many to name.

Guilty Pleasure music?
90s Hip Hop.

What was your first concert?
Carmen

You have a night off, what are you watching?
Netflix–The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmitt and Sherlock

Top 3 Favorite Movies?
Ace Ventura
Dumb and Dumber
Tommy Boy

Last book you read OR your current favorite book?
N/A ????

What are your favorite books? (can’t include bible)
Oswald Chamber-Utmost of His Highest

Which Bible character do you most identify with?
So many…David, Joseph, Peter.

Favorite Sports Team?
Old school Chicago Bulls and current Golden State Warriors

Favorite place in the entire world?
Home

How many states have you been to?
48

Which countries have you traveled to?
Dominican Republic and Russia

What was your dream job when you were a kid?
Basketball player

Person you got nervous meeting and why?
No one.

What’s on the top of your bucket list?
Live in NYC for a year with my wife—kids not included.

A random/ interesting fact about you:
I have webbed feet and thus can swim 100 miles an hour.

about Don Eanes

Hometown:
I grew up in Bristol, VA.

Dogs or Cats?
I love them both equally.

Morning person or night owl?
Both

Siblings, Family Size?
One older brother, one twin brother. Large family. Extended. I’m very lucky.

Do you have kids?
No

1st record you ever bought:
Styx – Paradise Theatre

Top 3 favorite albums of all time?
Led Zeppelin II / Led Zeppelin
OK Computer / Radiohead
The Basement Tapes / Bob Dylan & The Band

Guilty Pleasure music?
Any pop music with a female lead in all genres = Garbage, Sleater Kinney, L7, Britt Nicole, Lauren Daigle, Haim, Taylor Swift, etc.

Also I’m a huge fan of The Cult. Way back when they were The Death Cult, and before that, The Southern Death Cult.

Also all 70s Prog Rock music. Emerson, Lake, & Palmer. Yes. ELO. King Crimson. Genesis. Pink Floyd.

What was your first concert?
The first concert I ever attended by myself = Def Leppard Hysteria Tour. The stage was in-the-round. Green lasers everywhere. Tesla was the opening act. It was epic.

You have a night off, what are you watching?
The Simpsons or Seinfeld in syndication.

What was the last movie that moved you/made you laugh out loud/inspired you?
Not really a movie guy, but I took my nephew Ethan to see The Secret Life of Pets. We both loved it.

Top 3 Favorite Movies?
Again, not really a movie guy, but for obvious reasons I enjoyed: Amadeus, Shine, & The Pianist.

Last book you read OR your current favorite book?
The Bible.

What are your favorite books? (can’t include bible)
Songwriters on Songwriting – Paul Zollo
This Wheel’s on Fire / Levon Helm & The Story of The Band – Levon Helm
Chronicles – Anthony Scaduto

Which Bible character do you most identify with?
The Prodigal Son

Favorite Sports Team?
It’s a tie between The Kentucky Wildcats & The Purdue Boilermakers

Favorite place in the entire world?
Home

How many states have you been to?
46 of the 50. I lack Oregon, Montana, Vermont, & Alaska.

Which countries have you traveled to?
Brazil, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico, Canada, Malaysia, Phillipines, Saint Lucia, Singapore

What was your dream job when you were a kid?
Professional Musician

Person you got nervous meeting and why?
Chuck Leavell, the piano/organ player for The Rolling Stones, The Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton, and many, many, more. Normally, I don’t get nervous… but all I could think about when chatting with him was, “Here I am shaking the hand of this legendary rock and roll piano player, whose licks and solos I’ve been copping and learning since grade school.” He couldn’t have been nicer.

What’s on the top of your bucket list?
I don’t really have a list. I’ve just always wanted to travel the world, play music, meet people and be nice to them. So far, so good.

A random/ interesting fact about you:
Most people that know me, know that I love vintage gear. Mainly Hammond B3s (the organ I tour with) …but any and all electro mechanical pianos, synthesizers, harmoniums, accordions, and so on. I am constantly buying and selling, but mostly buying, anything with keys on it.

about Ariel Munoz

Hometown:
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Dogs or Cats?
Dogs

Morning person or night owl?
Night owl

Siblings, Family Size?
2 Siblings, Family of 5

Do you have kids?
2- AJ & Kenny

1st record you ever bought:
Reckless – Bryan Adams

Top 3 favorite albums of all time?
5150, Van Halen
Absolutely Live, Toto
Greatest Hits, Journey

Guilty Pleasure music?
Latin Jazz

What was your first concert?
1989, Toto

You have a night off, what are you watching?
The Voice, it’s my wife time, so….it’s her call, lol.

What was the last movie that moved you/made you laugh out loud/inspired you?
Stepbrothers, don’t judge me. It’s funny.

Top 3 Favorite Movies?
Road House
Dark Night
Django

Last book you read OR your current favorite book?
The Fellowship

What are your favorite books? (can’t include Bible)
I’m not a big reader, that being said, any drum and/or sport magazine

Which Bible character do you most identify with?
Phillipians 4:13

Favorite Sports Team?
Jets / Preds (of course)

Favorite place in the entire world?
Home

How many states have you been to?
49

Which countries have you traveled to?
Spain, Colombia, Peru, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Panama, Mexico, Venezuela, Canada and, of course, Puerto Rico

What was your dream job when you were a kid?
Architect

Person you got nervous meeting and why?
The first time I met my father in law, for obvious reasons.

What’s on the top of your bucket list?
See Van Halen live, I don’t think it’s going to happen anytime soon

A random/ interesting fact about you:
I don’t know, maybe that I talk to my father everyday.

about Jonathan Lowry

Hometown:

Surry, Maine

Dogs or Cats?

No, but dog sitting for the next 3 months

Morning person or night owl?

I flip flop. When I’m on the road I’m a night owl, but when I’m home I have to be a morning person since we’ve got babies.

Siblings, Family Size?

Older sister, younger sister, younger brother

Do you have kids?

Two girls

1st record you ever bought:

Steven Curtis Chapman – The Great Adventure

Top 3 favorite albums of all time?

Paul Simon, Graceland

Bob Dylan, Oh Mercy

Johnny Cash, American IV or V, I can’t decide

Guilty Pleasure music?

Top 40 Pop

What was your first concert?

Carman (he’s the only guy who came to Maine when I was a kid)

You have a night off, what are you watching?

I know it sounds real nerdy, but my wife and I will pick a book and read out loud to each other in the evenings. We don’t really watch TV which makes for really short conversations when people try to make small talk by asking what we thought of the latest Walking Dead episode.

What was the last movie that moved you/made you laugh out loud/inspired you?

The Book Thief, Finding Dory, Passengers

Top 3 Favorite Movies?

Can they be books instead?

Last book you read OR your current favorite book?

A Gentleman in Moscow

What are your favorite books? (can’t include Bible)

Lord of the Rings

The Great Divorce

A Gentleman in Moscow

Which Bible character do you most identify with?

Ehud

Favorite Sports Team?

New England Patriots

Favorite place in the entire world?

Home

How many states have you been to?

All but Hawaii and Alaska

Which countries have you traveled to?

Mexico, Canada, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany

What was your dream job when you were a kid?
Fighter Pilot

Person you got nervous meeting and why?
Everyone

What’s on the top of your bucket list?
Scuba diving

A random/interesting fact about you:
I love woodworking.