James interviews Laura Clinton of Barley Cove!

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Recently James Lowe from Kickacts Magazine sat down with one of the very exciting artists on the scene. The following is a written interview we conducted with the artist!



Welcome to Kick Acts. Tell us a little about yourself and your band and were you can be found at on the web.

We are a folk-rock-alternative acoustic trio out of the Carolinas.  Laura Clinton-singer/songwriter, keys, acoustic guitar/

Jesse Thomas-Electric Guitar/ Tim Trammel-percussionist

We can be found here:


Twitter:  @barleycove74





Who are your musical heroes, influences & why?

Patty Griffin, Ani Difranco, Damien Rice, Radiohead, The White Stripes, Jeff Buckley, Springsteen, The Eagles, Incubus…bands and singer/songwriters who write their own music have inspired us all.

Do you have any advice for someone just getting started in playing music? Any pitfalls they should avoid?

If the desire is in you to make music, do it!  We all went to college, got jobs, and lived with regret until now.  Go for it when you are young…there is always time for a 9-5.  Avoid the pitfall of saying so and so is better, so why even try…don’t listen, someone will like what you create.

Do you have a greatest gig story you’d like to share?

Playing the TEDx after party in our town was pretty incredible for a first time gig!  I was so intimidated, but honored at the same time!

On the same token as the above question. How about a “worse gig” ever story.

Worse gig, turned out to be a good night in the long run…it was a cold, rainy, February eve, we had a steady audience throughout the night of about 10-15 folks…but Tim approached us after that gig asking if we needed a drummer, so it turned out to be not so bad after all.

Do you have any other hobbies other than playing music? Collect stamps? Collect hats from off the side of the road? Draw pictures of boobs?

I teach yoga, 3rd grade, and have a child.

Tim is an engineer, and Jesse is a comic artist who does draw boobs at times.  I can get you a drawing.

What do you think about the present music scene or lack of? Care to address that?

The scene in the Upstate of SC  is growing, and down in Charleston, it is smoking!

Tell us something about each of your band members that we wouldn’t expect to hear… Like their hobbies or something like that…

Laura-certified yoga teacher

Tim-will wrap your body

Jesse-has his own comic book series


Hypothetical situation. You’re stranded on Gilligan’s island and you get to hook up with only one of the girls… Is it Ginger, Mary Ann or Mrs. Howell and why?

I am all about the professor…

Our last question  is called “Shout It Out Loud”. It’s were you get to talk about whatever you want to talk about. So go ahead and “SHOUT IT OUT LOUD”!

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