WPGU Band of the Week: Angie Heaton and the Gentle Tamers

Please list the names of all members of your band.
Angie Heaton
Josh Quirk
Josh Waldon
Bob Watson
Where did you get your band name?
Angie Heaton & the Gentle Tamers…my parents gave me my name at birth. “The Gentle Tamers” came from a book about women who pioneered the West by Dee Brown (not former Illini).
When did you start performing together?
I play mostly solo, but I put my most recent version of The Gentle Tamers in 2006.
Who is your greatest musical influence?
Johnette Napolitano, Josh Quirk, Lucinda Williams
Describe your sound in 3 words or less.
Country-tinged folk!
What is your favorite place to perform?
What is your drink of choice before or after a show?
What is your latest album called?
The Rumor Mill
When is your next performance?
Saturday @ The Farmers Market
If you could perform with anyone in the history of music, who would it be?
I guess I would want to play drums in the Go-Go’s once! ☺ Or maybe do a song Dolly Parton!!
What historical figure does your music resemble?
Abraham Lincoln! Honest Abe…4 chords and the truth!
If you could own any exotic animal, what would it be?
What is your favorite thing to eat as a band?
Yard bird
What cartoon character does your band most identify with?
Wonder Woman
What kind of bike do you ride?
Cruiser with ape hanger handlebars
What is your favorite joke?
Too dirty!
What is your favorite Eastern European capital?
Don’t have one!
What was your favorite middle school field trip?
Mark Twain’s Cave
How often do you get your hair cut?
Every few months at Ippatsu
What is the best concert you’ve ever attended?
Bangles in Las Vegas
Who are you voting for in 2008?
Who did you vote for in 2004?
Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh private!
Does man-bear-pig exist?
What is one thing you do that’s good for the Earth?
Don’t litter!
What is your band’s favorite lunch meat?
Yard bird!
What is your least favorite reality TV show?
Project Runway
What is your favorite movie?
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
What is the coolest place you’ve ever traveled?
Santa Barbara, CA
If a tree falls in the middle of the forest and nobody’s around, does it make a sound?
What is your favorite kind of underwater creature?
Totally rad
If you could time travel, what would you go see?
Abe Lincoln
What’s your favorite video game system?
Which Teenage mutant Ninja Turtle do you best identify with?
What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done in the name of music?
Picked up Susanna Hoffs for a picture!
Any advice for the public at large?
Don’t take yourself so seriously
If you could be one of the Flavor of Love girls, who would you be?
What is one cool thing you think everyone should know about you?
And another?
I’m so not cool!
What is your favorite song to play live?
Heaven’s State Line
Which Mario Kart character is the best?
Who’s Mario Kart?
Boxers or briefs?
On who?
What is your favorite office supply?
Describe your audience in 3 words.
Supportive, adoring ☺ , pensive
What is one thing that everyone but your band finds funny?
Yard bird
What is your favorite place to spend a Friday night?
What is your favorite comedy film?
Best In Show
What is your favorite brand of shoes?
Vans, or Keens
Do unicorns exist?
Of course!, why would you ask that?

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