The husband-wife duo of Anchor & Arrow — Jenn and Matt Dashem — recently answered five Weekender questions.
Q: How long have you been playing?
A: We’ve both played music independently most of our lives, but our duo is relatively new. We’ve been playing together for fun for a few years and as Anchor & Arrow for the past year.
Q: How do you describe your sound?
A: Our sound has been described as the yin and yang of old meets new: Motown soul mixed with ’80s quirk. We mostly play and write music that we enjoy. The best way to label us is that we don’t take ourselves seriously and are the first ones to make fun of ourselves — and each other, since we’re married.
Q: Which musician — alive or dead — do you most wish you could share the stage with?
A: Wowzers. Tough question. We have such a diverse range of artists we admire. Jenn would love to be a member of Ladysmith Black Mumbazo and sing and dance backup for Paul Simon. Matt would be in a Barber Shoppe Quintet with Chris Cornell, Kurt Cobain, Scott Weiland and Layne Staley.
Q: What’s your favorite song to play live?
A: We love anything fun and different. We cover a lot of Imelda May because Jenn has such a voice for jazz and swing. We love her swanky rockabilly tune, “Big Bad Handsome Man.”
Q: Where can people hear your music?
A: We are at Zola Kitchen & Wine Bar two to three times per month. You can also hear us at Big Spring Spirits, Good Intent Cidery, Webster’s Bookstore Cafe brunch and Centre Hills Country Club.