Tyler Decker interviewed Kaydon Foster
TD: What is the music scene like in Kalamazoo, Michigan?
KF: The music scene is decent, but could be better. Hardly any famous artists are from Kalamazoo so we aren't on too big of a map. There are a couple cool venues but other than that it is okay.
TD: Have you ever heard of Narada Michael Walden?
KF: I have heard the name, but I do not think I have ever listened to his music. I know that he is from Kalamazoo but other than that I do not know much about him.
TD: What is your favorite music venue in Kalamazoo?
KF: I have been to District Square a couple of times and it is a pretty cool venue. I have a lot of fun with my friends when we all get together and go watch live music.
TD: What do you think could be done to improve the music scene in Kalamazoo?
KF: I think getting more venues and getting more popular artists to come out would definitely help the music scene up here. Since not much is going on up here, we should start attracting bigger names to come out and perform, especially in college towns.
TD: What is your favorite type of music? Have they offered concerts in this genre?
KF: My favorite kind of music is dubstep, and to my knowledge they have not offered any kind of dubstep concerts.
Interviewed on September 18, 2017 by Carl Basile
CB: What motivates you the most about returning to work every day for dead man’s hand?
TR: I like to come to work everyday and promote the band as much as I can. We are all good friends and they are showing potential of becoming more popular.
CB: What interests the fans about the band the most?
TR: The fans love how the band is small but not too small, they are still very personable and love performing, and we can see that because of how the same fans always come back for more.
CB: You just said how mostly the same fans come back all the time, what do you think you must do to expand the fan base and bring in new fans?
TR: In order to do that we must go to different venues in different cities and states, we mostly stay around Joliet and the midwest.
CB: Has the band ever came to Muncie, Indiana, if not would you consider coming here?
TR: We have not been to Muncie, if the opportunity was there we would definitely consider it.
CB: How much gas do you think Dead Man’s Hand has left in the tank, how long do you see them performing?
TR: I see no end in sight, as far as I’m concerned these guys will play until they can’t physically do it anymore.
CB: Your insight was very helpful, thank you for your time!