A freeing way of making music
Cris Cohen: You could certainly argue that... And forgive me; it's always hard to categorize bands for me, but...
Joseph Terrell of Mipso: Go for it.
Cris Cohen: The bluegrass, Americana, folk mesh that you are, you can argue that that's also another example of, "Okay, we're going to be this" and not just automatically go towards something more pop or more rock or more trendy.
Joseph Terrell: And that's true. I like limitations. But that's a good point. We're doing something deliberately, no matter what, choosing... Even just choosing what instruments we play. We're certainly aware that by having a mandolin and a fiddle in the band, an upright bass, an acoustic guitar… all of those things kind of carve out comparisons to us. But I think it's comforting to lean back on what the songs are. I grew up with uncles that played banjo and dobro. My grandma plays guitar and she started me out on a lot of music. So, I don't think it feels like a stretch for me to be around those instruments. It feels like a natural place to let something happen. And when we're making songs, we're never saying, "What would fit on a fiddle? We better make sure we make something that fits on a fiddle." We say, "What do we want to make? Okay, cool. Well, how do we fit a fiddle into it?"
So maybe that's a subtle difference, but it's a freeing way of making music rather than a limiting one, at least the way that I think about it.
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