Local band Group Therapy, which includes Jon Bojan (bass and lead guitar), Maggie Davis (violin), Jim Herbert (rhythm guitar) and Joe Pelick (drums) recently answered five Weekender questions.
Q: How long have you been playing?
A: As a band, we have been playing for a year and a half but we have played together as part of a music group at Good Shepherd Church for about 10 years or so.
Q: How do you describe your sound?
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A: As our Facebook page indicates, our sound is “Acousticana,” which blends American root music styles that features stringed instruments and group harmonies. We play a variety of cover tunes from known artists like CSNY, Dan Fogelberg, Grateful Dead, James Taylor, Lyle Lovett, Pure Prairie League as well as some not so well known folks like Trout Fishing in America.
Q: Which musician — alive or dead — do you most wish you could share the stage with?
A: It varies, by musician — for Jim, it would be Kenny Loggins; for Jon, it would be Anoushka Shankar; for Maggie, it would be Alison Krauss; and for Joe, who has the ultimate in-band allegiance, it would be Group Therapy.
Q: What’s your favorite song to play live?
A: Beyond playing original songs that we have written, in terms of a cover song, we mash two songs in our own style: “Friend of the Devil” (Grateful Dead) and “Seven Bridges Road” (The Eagles), which we call as “Seven Devils.” This song is a crowd favorite and what seems to be our signature song — at least for the moment.
Q: Where can people hear your music?
A: Folks can visit our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/GroupTherapySC, to hear studio and recent live recordings. Next week, we will be recording several original songs as part of WPSU’s “Metronome” series that will be featured in an upcoming show. On Sept. 23, we will be performing to benefit the Raise the Roof Community Fest in Spring Mills. We like to support community causes and we are looking to play more local venues. Anyone interested in booking us can do so through our Facebook or by contacting Herbert at 933-9316.