The Tressels turn personal and professional tragedies into earnest anthems about hope, addiction, betrayal, love, loss, nostalgia, and regret, played by life long friends.
ARTIST: The Tressels
HOMETOWN: Delaware County, PA; Baltimore, MD; St. Petersburg, FL.
CURRENT LOCATION: Your Heart
AMBITIONS: To make a living playing music (cue laughter)
TURN-OFFS: Line 6 amps, load in times
TURN-ONS: Sunsets, whiskey, listening to Johnny Cash in stoic silence.
DREAM GIG: The E Street band gets the flu, we are the only option.
FAVORITE LYRIC: “Even damnation is poisoned with rainbows”-Leonard Cohen, The Old Revolution
CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: is dead.
SONG I WISH I WROTE: Anything by Cory Branan. Everything on Pete Yorn’s “Music for the Morning After”
5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Kurt Vonnegut, David Duchovny, Warren Zevon, Mark Sarkisian, Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart.
MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: The National at Johnny Brendas right before they blew up, or Brooks & Dunn right before they broke up.
I WROTE THIS SONG: About death, about a car accident, about shame, about the devil.