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  • Writer's pictureMary Ann

Thirsty Thursday Featuring Tim Tye of Midnight Sky

Thank you for chatting with us! What song that you have recorded means the most to you and why? "Dark Stretch of Road," from the album with the same title. It reflects exactly how I was feeling when I wrote it.

You recently released your new single, "Last Hope For The Modern World," that you also wrote. Tell us about the writing process and where the idea came from. I knew that was going to be the album title, but I hadn't written a song with that title, and hadn't planned too. When we were close to finishing the album, someone noted that the album was a little "dark" in places, so I decided to write something upbeat. The title sounds ominous, but the song is positive.

Where did you grow up and how has that influenced your style of music? I grew up in Ohio. I think the Midwest is sort of a musical melting pot. We have the influences coming in from both coasts. Urban blues coming down from Chicago and southern blues coming up the Mississippi. Soul from Detroit. Country from just across the Ohio River.

Is there one song in particular you're most excited about people hearing? "Hearts Are Wild," from "A Few Good Years." I love the title. It tells a story that is mostly true. (There really is a Blackjack Queen.) I don't think there are any wasted words or wasted notes. It's accessible without being trite.

When/where do you do your best writing? I keep several guitars in my bedroom. I seem to be at my most creative between dinner and bedtime--although I tend to come up with a lot of ideas while driving.

What is an example of a menu you would prepare if I came over? Steak, baked potato, and broccoli.

Favorite music to listen to while you cook? Van Morrison

What is your favorite breakfast? Two eggs over easy, sausage patties, hashbrowns, and a biscuit. (The Bob Evans "Rise and Shine" breakfast)

What is the best dish you ever had? The macaroni and cheese at Carlo and Johnny in Montgomery, Ohio.

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Dinner. Or if you mean what food, Skyline Chili.

If you could share a meal with any four individuals, living or dead, who would they be? Bob Dylan, Thomas Jefferson, Marilyn Monroe, and Robert DeNiro

If you could be sponsored by one food/drink brand who would it be and why? McDonald's. I'm not crazy about their food, but the exposure would be incredible.


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