February 16, 2012
5 questions: The perils of eating and touring for Dangermuffin
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Dangermuffin brings the easy-going sounds of summer to The Empty Glass on Wednesday.



WHERE: The Empty Glass, 410 Elizabeth St.

WHEN: 10 p.m. Wednesday


INFO: 304-345-3914 or www.emptyglass.com


CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Summer festival regular Dangermuffin breezes into to town like an Indian summer Wednesday night, stopping at The Empty Glass to bring the season's first musical taste of sunshine.

When the gazz caught up with Dan Lotti, lyricist and guitarist for the jam-band trio, the band was in the middle of recording its fourth album. Lotti talked about the "grueling" process of making a studio record and the perils of traveling in a band that can't eat just anywhere.


Q: What's the band been up to lately?

A:"We've been locking ourselves in a studio in town, working 16 hours a day. It's going really well."


Q:Somehow, that doesn't sound like a lot of fun. What's recording like for Dangermuffin?

A:"Well, we've been at it for a week and a half. You work on the songs beforehand, but when you get in the studio, you keep playing the songs and keep playing the songs until you start to go crazy. Once you get past the crazy, that's when you get a good take. It's usually in the wee hours. That's when something magical happens."

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