And he sure sounds like the voice of Hobofest. His vocals are often compared to Popeye, Tom Waits and a didgeridoo, with some Eskimo throat singing thrown in for kicks.
After performing for more than four decades, Baby Gramps is best known for two salty songs he did on the 2006 double-CD, “Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chanteys,” inspired by the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies. He landed the first track on disc one, “Cape Cod Girls,” which he reprised on the “Late Show with David Letterman.”
He wasn’t quite up for a phone interview with the Enterprise, but he answered 10 questions by email.
1. I hear that you generally don’t wake up until mid-afternoon, and sometimes not until 5 p.m. That’s taking the night owl thing to a whole new level. What do you do all night?