If you had a band, what would you call yourselves?
Question submitted by Zoot.
If I had a band, it would be a gay bluegrass band. Think about that for a second. Is it setting in? Gay. Bluegrass. Gay bluegrass. Really.
We’d play at out-of-the-way gay bars, street festivals, coffee shops, and—of course(?)—bluegrass festivals. Think of the reaction we’d get from the musical “purists” at festivals. We’d be playing songs about man-on-man love, singing standards with lyrics tweaked to account for same-sex attraction, and some of the bluegrass traditionalists just wouldn’t be able to make sense of it all. That wouldn’t stop us. While eyeing the bluest-eyed, handsomest man in the crowd, I’d sing my favorite bluegrass song of all time—Lester Flatt’s “I’m Waiting to Hear You Call Me Darlin’.”
What would we call ourselves? The Stonewall Brothers.