Elenowen Q&A: Part II

A couple weeks ago we posted Part I of an interview we did with Josh and Nicole Johnson of Elenowen. Today we bring you part two with a reminder of their show TONIGHT at Minglewood Hall‘s 1884 Lounge with Mark Trussell and Parke Avery. Also be sure to check out their new self-titled EP!

Q: Favorite place to eat in Nashville? Do you have one from the few times you’ve been to Memphis?

A: Such a loaded question when it comes to Nashville. Fido and Silly Goose are way up there. We also love Taco Mamacita, Cabana, and Patterson House. As far as Memphis goes – Central BBQ was SO good.

Q: I still vividly remember seeing you guys cover The Spice Girls “Wannabe” at a show in Knoxville, TN. What is your favorite cover song to perform?

A: Ha! Yes, we still cover that from time to time depending on the show…We’ve been covering Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire” a lot, and just recently Coldplay’s “Green Eyes.”

Q: What is the most interesting place you’ve ever written a song?

A: Costco bathroom.

Q: Do you have a favorite road trip activity?

A: We stop at Starbucks pretty much every chance we get. It always recharges our batteries.

Q: If we were to take a look at your DVR right now, what would be on there? What are some of your favorite shows?

A: We started watching Friday Night Lights a few weeks ago. We’re now three seasons in and OBSESSED.

Q. What 2012 movies (summer and beyond) are y’all most looking forward to?

A: Dark Knight Rises – duh.

Q: What has been the most challenging part about becoming more famous and well known?

A: Nothing too challenging, besides the fact that we probably fix our hair more 😉

Q: How specific of career goals do you set for yourself as you write new songs, perform shows, and release new albums?

A: Our ultimate career goals are pretty general. They get more specific with each opportunity that comes our way. We try to balance taking baby steps and keeping a bird’s eye view of our career.

Q: What would you like to be able to say about your career looking back at it when you’re 75 years old?

A: That was an amazing story that we lived out well. We honored God, each other, and everyone we came in contact with.

Q: How similar are your musical tastes to each other?

A: Almost identical. Our tastes used to be a lot different, but we’ve both been good about opening the other’s eyes to seeing great music in all genres.

Q: If you could perform on any show on television (talk show, late night show, etc.), which one would it be and why?

A: Conan. Always makes us laugh, especially when he makes fun of himself.

Q: What advice do you have for someone who is trying to catch their first big break in the music scene?

A: So cliche, but it keeps coming up the further we move in our career: stay true to who you are. Don’t try and fit in to whatever you think will make you successful, because you’ll end up hating what you do if it doesn’t naturally come out of you.

Special thanks to Josh and Nicole for taking the time to do this interview with us and we wish them the best with their album and their future as artists!


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