Graveyard Lovers :: Keep Art Alive

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Keep Art Alive :: Art by Graveyard Lovers

Keep Art Alive :: The 10 Questions Project :: Featuring Zach Reynolds of Graveyard Lovers

1. What music (or other art form) inspires you when you create your art?

Well, there’s a lot that inspires me but I always tend to listen to really old American music before i get to writing. Delta blues mostly, it takes me right to that secret place where this stuff comes from, reminds me of home. Also documentary films. I write about social issues sometimes and they inspire me a lot. I think they’re one of the most important art forms we have .

2. Long distance road trip: what three people do you invite along (fictional or non-fictional, dead or alive)?

Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and Bob Marley.

3. What is your favorite breakfast cereal?

Coffee haha, I don’t drink milk so cereal doesn’t happen.

4. What is one thing that is hanging on your bedroom wall?

This great little piece of art made for me by a an old friend just before I moved to New York. Its got a quote by Rainer Maria Rilke.

5. What smell/scent evokes strong memories for you?

Sweet olive, its a tree/bush that’s all over New Orleans, in the spring the whole city explodes with this scent.

6. Coffee or tea?

Coffee.

7. What has been the most impactful compliment, or criticism, you have ever received?

Lately we’ve gotten a lot of great compliments about our music. They seem real and those are the most impactful, you need them to keep you going.

8. Three words that describe you?

Neurotic, loud and tall.

9. What is/was your cartoon character crush?

The sexy cartoon blond from Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

10. The world is ending in ten minutes and you get to listen to one, and only one, song: Which song?

Bob Dylan, “Not Dark Yet” from the Time Out of Mind album.

Not Dark Yet :: Bob Dylan

What a great end of the world song!

Manifesto :: Graveyard Lovers

To learn more about Graveyard Lovers’ music wander on over to their website, go on and like them on Facebook, follow them all the way to their Twitter, catch a glimpse or two on their Instagram and subscribe, watch and listen to their music at their YouTube channel.

Keep your eyes and ears out for the upcoming full length album, Dreamers, which will be released soon. Zach was kind enough to share two songs from the upcoming album to share here. Feel free to download, listen, recommend them to your friends, lovers, family, co-workers, and why not, even to your favorite nemesis. It was because of a good friends recommendation that I heard Graveyard Lovers recently, his enthusiasm, coupled with him saying that he thought I would dig them, had me searching and listening immediately – I have been loving their songs ever since.

This was the first song that I was introduced to:

Dreamers (live from the Artie Lange Show)

Thank you, Zach, for the songs – check them out:
Dreamers
Love and Hunger

I also encourage you to purchase their EP Manifesto here or here. Please help us keep art alive and support the artists, and the music.

Here are some upcoming dates to catch Graveyard Lovers live! If you have the opportunity, go and check them out –

Thursday the 15th at BSP Lounge- Kingston, NY
Saturday the 24th at the steel stAcks town square- Bethlehem, PA
September 18th at The Middle east upstairs- Boston, MA
September 27th album release show at Arlenes Grocery- New York, NY

I would like to thank Zach Reynolds and Graveyard Lovers for participating in the Keep Art Alive: 10 Questions Project. I would also like to say thank you for some recent writing inspiration, both Dreamers and Gone To Far help to inspire part of a character’s development, and two chapters featuring this character, as well. Thank you, Zach and Graveyard Lovers!

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