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The members of Interstate Thirty first met late one cold winter
night in a Waffle House located along I-30. After they had exhausted the typical Waffle House activities such as scarfing down a
double order of hash browns at the bar, chugging Mr. Pibbs, dragging their feet through the sticky film covering the tile floor, and staring at some of the people you typically meet at a Waffle House late at night, they began discussing the lack of
quality music on the jukebox. Suddenly they discovered that they all longed for
After some initial arguments about the acceptability of falsetto tenor, electric vs. upright bass, single microphone vs. individual microphones, and whether Scruggs or Reno was a better banjo picker, and after taking the all-important step of securing spousal permission for their new endeavor, they somewhat came to terms and agreed to form a bluegrass band. (This is normally where a write-up of this type would say what the band wanted their music to sound like, but all of those words (traditional, progressive, hard-driving, etc.) have been worn out by other bands writing descriptions like this.)
Interstate Thirty first performed together in 2011 in Bryant, AR, and quickly realized they needed more practice and planning. After playing a few more shows together, they finally decided to get serious about practicing together in 2013. The band’s name obviously derives from a road, of which its original members were scattered up and down and had to take to get anywhere to practice or play. But to be honest, this name was decided on primarily because it was not already taken by another band.