(Baby Gramps) Boy, I don’t even know. I was born in Miami, so probably being baptized in swamp water and the thought of being able to wash it off in the Northwest rain, was a big factor. I wrote a song about the Northwest rain…charge it to the dust and let the rain settle it. Something to do with cleansing…the Northwest is a beautiful place and I prefer the cool weather to the heat. I’m spending more time in Oregon these days…it’s more like how it was in Seattle 30 years ago. Seattle now is more like a little L.A. I have to fight the traffic all the way to Oregon…it’s a constant traffic jam. I came back from Oregon the other day at 4:30 in the morning and it was stop and go all the way from Tacoma to Seattle.
(HotBands) You’ve played in folk festivals all over the United States. Do you play outside of the US much?
(Baby Gramps) Well, I don’t fly too much any more. One time they took my guitar apart, x-rayed it…I got x-rays out of it and was thinking of putting out a skeletal version of Gramps with the x-rays or maybe use it on a