The Rocks Off 100: Nick Gaitan, Upright Bass-Plucking Umbrella Man
|Photo courtesy of Nick Gaitan|
|Gaitan and The Umbrella Man at the Big Top|
"They do like your work, right? People are confusing that way!" he adds. "There are a few other ones I have, but this is a classic. It's been a while, but no matter what kind of record you have, someone will come along every now and again."
- Doug Sahm, Groover's Paradise
- John Coltrane, A Love Supreme
- Los Lobos, A Time to Dance
- Jimi Hendrix, Are you Experienced?
- Black Sabbath, Paranoid
Best Show Ever: "My favorite shows usually involve a lot of people dancing to our tunes," says Gaitan. "There have been many but this year I would say opening for Garland Jeffreys, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, and the Texas Tornados were my favorite shows. There is a thrill sharing the stage with the greats."
Since It's Thanksgiving, What Is He Thankful For? "I am thankful for life, family [and] music," he says. "I am thankful for my parents who are both still with us, for my supportive family, for the teachers that have shared knowledge and have been a most positive influence in my life.
"I am thankful for the passion that I was given to me by the most high, the creator," adds Gaitan. "I am thankful that I can share this and let that good energy move on in the world. I am thankful for so many new things every day."
Gaitan & the Umbrella Man play the D&W Friday, December 14. The band's newest album, Bridges & Bayous, was released earlier this year.