Interview with Indie Folk/Rockers, Origami Ghosts

To Play the East Room in Nashville on June 14th

Austin, Texas-based indie rockers, Origami Ghosts, are gearing up to release their new LP, Healthy Travel Potions, on July 12th. In advance of the release, Origami Ghosts are embarking on an extensive North American tour, including a performance at The East Room in Nashville on June 14th. 

The East Room show in Nashville on June 14th is going to be a cool event for Origami Ghosts’ fans. What kind of show can they expect? A show stopper. Wait is that a good thing? It’ll be good. Fun! No one leaves unhappy. 

Any places you are looking forward to going while in Nashville? I mean can we go to the Grand Ole Opry?

Let’s talk about your new LP, Healthy Travel Potions, where did the inspiration for it come from? 
From traveling, growing older, and making magick.

What’s a song you may have written ‘just for you,’ but has had a lot of response from listeners? 
Grumpiness Pill”

What is it that you love about making music? 
I love the way that it makes me feel. When I’m making music I feel that I’m realizing one of my life’s purposes.

You will be touring almost all summer. Are there any places you are looking forward to playing the first time or somewhere you can’t wait to get back to?  
Looking forward to playing Canada (Toronto and Montreal) and all these other states and cities for the first time: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire, North and South Dakota, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia. Especially looking forward to the South Dakota show as if everything goes according to plan, it will be the last of the continental United States that we will have played. New York City of course…and Boston, Vermont, Maine are also highlights. Chicago (where my parents are from), going by my dad’s grave in Ohio (and seeing the old town that I grew up in Kent, OH), Cleveland, Detroit, Wisconsin, I mean I could list everywhere almost…but yeah Nashville is definitely a highlight too! Oh and Montana, Seattle…should be super fun as well.

What are your top three US cities for food? Austin, Chicago, NY, Portland, New Orleans, LA, Oakland. That was more than three.

What was the last great concert that you attended as a music fan? Again I’m bad at narrowing it down: Ween, Slint, Ariel Pink, Pinback, Amplified Heat, Joan of Arc, Agent Orange, Nobunny

What other hobbies do you enjoy when you need to unwind on the road? Yoga, Qi Gong, swimming, meditating…

Who is the bigger foodie in the band? Everyone except Anthony. 

I can’t imagine you get a lot of time to cook while you are on tour. When out on the road, who gets to pick where you eat?  It’s usually consensus…or majority rules…Also we can cook sometimes…we’ve managed to make kitchari a couple of times and eggs frequently.

Finally, if you could be sponsored by one food/drink brand who would it be and why? Rebbl drinks or Buchi Kombucha…both of those so yummy.


Origami Ghosts Tour Dates – Summer 2019

May 8 – Athens, GA @ Flicker Bar
May 9 – Charleston, SC @ Tua Lingua
May 10 – Wilmington, NC @ Juggling Gypsy
May 11 – Greenville, NC @ Trollingwood Taproom & Brewery
May 12 – Asheville, NC @ Fleetwood’s
May 13 – Blacksburg, VA @ XYZ Gallery
May 15 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd Vinyl Cafe
May 16 – Baltimore, MD @ Free Farm
May 17 – New Castle, DE @ Wheely’s 6-9pm
May 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Pharmacy
May 19 – New York City, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall – 11pm
May 20 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Desperate Annie’s
May 22 – Toronto, Canada @ Duffy’s
May 23 – Montreal, Canada @ Beaumonde Par Madamoiselle
May 25 – Holland, VT @ The Barrage
May 26 – Portsmouth, NH @ Book & Bar
May 27 – Boston, MA @ Midway Cafe
May 28 – Ledyard, CT @ ZH1 (Live Video Session)
May 29 – Portland, ME @ Local Sprouts Coop
May 30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Sunnyvale
May 31 – Brooklyn, NY @ Muchmore’s
June 1 – Woodbridge, CT @ Amity Teen Center
June 2 – Trenton, NJ @ DIY Fest
June 4 – Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
June 5 – Charleston, WV @ The Empty Glass
June 6 – Cleveland, OH @ CODA
June 7 – Detroit, MI @ The Old Miami
June 9 – Appleton, WI @ The Train Station
June 10 – Chicago @ Emporium Wicker Park
June 11 – Cincinnati @ Arts OTA
June 12 – Lexington, KY @ Shark Turf
June 14 – Nashville, TN @ East Room
June 15 – Tuscaloosa, AL @ the Alcove
June 20 – Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s
June 21 – St. Paul, MN @ Hi Watt House
June 22 – Fargo, ND @ Red Raven
June 24 – Kansas City, KS @ miniBar
June 25 – Denver, CO @ Lion’s Lair
June 27 – Rapid City, SD @ Shaviq
June 29 – Lander, WY @ Lander Valley Farmer’s Market
June 29 – Livingston, MT @ The Mint
June 30 – Bozeman, MT @ Valhalla
July 2 – Seattle, WA @ the Sunset
July 5 – Seattle, WA @ Cafe Racer
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