Waking Ashland

Written by Big Smile Staff

Posted Sep 1, 2005, by GG-.

Genre: Rock;

Jonathan Jones - Vocals+Piano
Ryan Lallier - Guitar+Vocals
Thomas Lee - Drums
Andrew Grosse - Bass


What are you trying to say to your fans through your music? Many things, like living live and finding true love. I hope our listeners find hope and are inspired by our music. We want to connect with them. There are so many bands out there that are negative and that’s one thing that we are not, we are positive.

What has been your favorite venue to play at? Black Cat in Washington D.C.

How many tours have you been on? It has, actually, been pretty non-stop for the past year and a half. We have been a band for about a year and a half. We have pretty much toured for the first year.

Don’t you guys get tired? Yeah, we have our good days and our bad days; more good than bad but sometimes you get lonely on the road.

Is it hard to keep in contact with your home town friends? No, not really. We all have cell phones so we can call anytime we want to.

What do you guys do on the road to keep busy? We play Frisbee. We’ve played Pacman and Galaca. We read books.

Do you ever get discouraged at any of your shows? Yeah, occasionally, but we try to concentrate on the good not the bad.

Will you guys be doing anything new or experimental in your new album? Well, we haven’t done too much for the new album. We have started writing here and there. I think it’s going to be a progression from our last album. It’s going to be very melodic and I’m curious to see where it goes.



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