Daily Discovery: The Walcotts, “Should’ve Been Me”

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ARTIST:  The Walcotts (answers by Tom Cusimano – Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist)

SONG: “Should’ve Been Me”

BIRTHDATE: 12/5/80

HOMETOWN: Burlington, VT


AMBITIONS: write/perform/produce music full-time

TURN-OFFS: Lack of consideration for others

TURN-ONS: Confidence/intelligence/experience/nice smile/great laugh

DREAM GIG: Festival date with Springsteen, Prince & Mark Knopfler – we all trade guitar solos on one epic jam at the end of the night


“Tonight I’ll be on that hill ’cause I can’t stop,

I’ll be on that hill with everything I got,

Lives on the line where dreams are found and lost,

I’ll be there on time and I’ll pay the cost,

For wanting things that can only be found

In the darkness on the edge of town.” – Darkness on the Edge of Town by Bruce Springsteen

CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: Too many to list, would be easier to list the non-crazies!

SONG I WISH I WROTE: “Blowin’ in the Wind” by Bob Dylan

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Robbie Robertson, 13 year old me, and my grandfather on my dad’s side (he died 2 weeks after I was born)

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Springsteen at SXSW 2012, Knopfler @ the Ryman 2001, Prince @ the Forum 2011 (Forum opener), McCartney @ Bonnaroo 2013…I could go on…

I WROTE THIS SONG: In about 2 hours with 3 friends in my apt about 3 days before we recorded it…



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