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Ingram Hill

Taking June's Picture Show on the road

   Ingram Hill has been touring a long time considering they have only been together as a band for about 4 years. With their major label release, June's Picture Show, now in stores, the guys in Ingram Hill are poised to take that next big step in their career. We recently had the chance to sit down and talk with the guys before their supporting slot on the latest Better than Ezra tour. Listen* as Justin Moore (guitar/vocals), Matt Chambless (drums), Shea Sowell (bass) and Phil Bogard (guitar) talk about their extensive tour schedule, playing basketball with Nas, and the importance of a damn good melody.

1. How did you guys end up putting the band together back in 2000 at the University of Memphis?
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2. Did you immediately start writing your own songs once you got together?
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3. You sold 10,000 copies of your independent EP. Is that "do it yourself" attitude something that you have taken with you now that you are on a label?
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4. How did you get hooked up with Hollywood Records?
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5. Some of the songs on June's Picture Show are older songs. Have they changed a lot over the years?
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6. Were you receptive to the changes that your producer (Rick Beato) gave during the recording?
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7. You have toured and played shows with everyone from Saliva to Lisa Marie Pressley. Is their any shows you would turn down?
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8. What kind of process do you have when it comes to writing?
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9. The thing that sticks out most about June's Picture Show is the melody and hooks. How important are they to your sound?
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10. You toured with Matt Nathanson and played some acoustic shows, is that something you are comfortable in doing, playing acoustic?
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11. June's Picture Show came out last week, do you get reports on how well it is selling?
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12. What are your thoughts about digital music and online file swapping?
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13. Do you have any feelings about people coming to your shows and taping them?
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14. Who are some of the bands that you guys are listening to?
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15. Do you talk with and pick the brains of the bands you tour with?
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16. Does your set list change from night to night?
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17. Is their a favorite song to play live?
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18. How did you come about picking "Will I Ever Make it Home?" as the first single?
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19. I was checking out your Electronic Press Kit on your site the other day, who threw the dunk on there and how legit was it?
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20. Is their plans to do a video?
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21. Emerson Hart from Tonic co-produced your EP, how did you get hooked up with him?
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I want to thank Justin, Matt, Shea & Phil for taking the time to talk with me and hanging out after the show. Keep your eye up for when Ingram Hill comes to your town, as the show is well worth it.

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