I just got lucky for myself getting as far as I have in music because of the music I chose. You know, whether it was my brother and I listening to my dad’s Kinks records or Slim Harpo records, that feeling on there was something that I could try to obtain without being able to play Art Blakey licks. I got lucky that I chose the music with the correct feel that I could chase down and learn. – Jason



The Way We Roll

“The Way We Roll” is my favorite track on the new album, “On The Verge”. We went in and came up with our parts on the fly. Kim did one take for his vocals and harp. It was like one of those things that come together fast and we were like, “Whoa, that’s it right there…” – Mike



Side Musicians

Tbirds Webmaster: But it’s more the music’s legacy rather than the person’s or the band’s legacy. Wouldn’t it be? Because there are a lot of side guys who contributed to a lot of great albums that people will never hear of, but they left their mark. So the legacy is in the music, but not necessarily …

Kim: Not necessarily the band, no. Especially if you’re talkin’ about the ’60s, because they had studio bands that were cutting behind everybody. I mean, there’s a guy that I played with named Larry Taylor, He made his first recordings in the late 50s. I remember there was a song by Country Joe and the Fish (pictured) called “Don’t Bogart That Joint.” He goes, “Oh yeah. I played tic tac bass on that.” And I’m like “You’re kidding me, man.”

country joe and the fish


Being a musician is all about leaving a legacy. And that’s not about money. That’s about music. If you can’t leave a musical legacy, if you can’t be remembered for what you did, there’s no sense in doing it. It’s not just about making a hit right now, making a few dollars right now, make a lot of dollars right now. It’s about people leaving a stamp that a lot of people are going to remember. – Kim