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   One Flew South - Last of the Good Guys (2008)

One Flew South - Last of the Good Guys
 1. Last of the Good Guys
   2. My Kind of Beautiful
   3. Junkie
   4. Life
   5. She's a Gift
   6. Sara
   7. It Is Good
   8. Shameless
   9. Let the Day Carry You 
  10. Makin' It Rain
  11. Blue Highways
  12. Too Old to Die Young

One Flew South are an American country music group composed of Eddie Bush, Chris Roberts, and Royal Reed, all three of whom sing lead vocals and play acoustic guitar.
In 2007, One Flew South signed to Decca Records and Sony/ATV Publishing.
They release their debut album "Last of the Good Guys" in May 2008. The single "My Kind of Beautiful" charted on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. Most of the songs on it were co-written by the group's three members, along with Marcus Hummon, who also produced the album, in addition to playing guitar, piano, and mandolin on it, and rock songwriter J.D. Souther, well known both as a performer and as a writer and co-writer of hit songs for other artists like Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor and Jackson Browne.

Interview with Eddie Bush, singer and guitarist of One Flew South:

S: When and how was One Flew South born? 

E: OFS met and sang together for the first time 8/7/05. The minute we sang together, it was a no-brainer...OFS was born!.

S: Where is the name of the band coming from? 

E: Royal and Chris live in Nashville and I live in Charleston, SC; when I fly home, I "fly south"..

S: How and when did all begin with music?

E: We all started young; Royal's background was Western Swing ( his grandfather played with Bob Wills). He played in multiple country cover groups in LA, before getting the gig that would introduce him to Chris, a part in "The Civil War", a Broadway show in NY. Chris' mother is a classical pianist, which gave him a strong interest in classical work, long before he became interested in writing songs. He pursued music in NY while going to college, and at the advice of a friend, auditioned for a Broadway show...after getting the gig, shows became a regularity. When he got a part in THE CIVIL WAR who could've seen that it would lead to the idea the became One Flew South.
I started playing guitar at age 4; it was all I cared about, playing guitar and aiming to be as good as my heroes- Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, Prince, Eric Johnson, Jeff Beck. I played my first pro gig at 16, and subsequently released 6 full length cds, and 4 eps. I charted with "Hard to stop a train", my single in 2005 ( right before I met Chris and Royal). Also, I've been blessed to tour with lots of my heroes- Eric Johnson, Ted Nugent, Sammy Hagar, 38 Special, Cheap Trick, Jeff Healey, Keith Urban, REO Speedwagon, Eddie Money, Jefferson Starship, etc.

SWhat are the positive and negative sides of being a musician in USA?

E: Positive in terms of the varied stylistic approaches that are seemingly accepted by American music fans.
Negative in the heavily formulaic approach by the corporate side of music on mainstream radio; there is a reason for the current rise in independent success.
S: Do you feel anxious before a show?

E: Totally...every show is different, especially regarding the energy of the audience, and we want to leave the best impression possible. It's impossible, and healthy to have nerves!

S: What musicians or artists had an influence in your life and in your work?


SDo you remember what was the first CD you bought?


Kiss - Destroyer  

S: Do you think the emotion is different between a song in English and in another language?


S: How could you define the music of One Flew South?

E: Harmony laden, folk infused roots rock.

S: Do you agree with Victor Hugo who said :"Melancholy is the pleasure of being sad"?

E: Yes...I love that quote!!

S: When you write a song you follow your heart, your brain or your hand?

E: Heart AND Hand

S: What is your favourite song of One Flew South and why?

E: I have 2 ( it's so hard to choose!) MAKIN" IT RAIN, a song that I feel captures the very essence of OFS, and SARA, the song that I feel best shows this beautiful marriage of our multiple influences, the country instrumentation, the CSN style harmonies, the poetic imagery of the lyric, the rock friendly guitar solo. To me, very fresh, and very honest.

S: As musician, what is your feeling about Internet?

E: the internet offers so much to an artist...there is opportunity for truly unequaled exposure to your work.
S: Who is the "First of the Good Guys" in the band ?

E: The first "good guy" would have to be Chris...OFS was his idea!

S: Can you describe what is a typical One Flew South's day?

E: Early radio visits, afternoon radio visits or drive time to a gig, and a performance at night, with song writing opportunities taken throughout the day.

S: What are your hobbies aside music?


S: Are you venturesome person?

E: Yes, I think so..

S: Where would you like to play in the future, is there a place in the world you would love to visit?

E: EUROPE...would LOVE to visit FRANCE, always wanted to go there, specifically for the great history. Also would like to visit Scotland.

S: Are there any things, which you are afraid of? Do you have any fears?

E: I have to admit...I HATE needles.

S: What is the best moment and best place to listen to your music?

E: Any place where you can REALLY listen.

S: As our website is dedicated to Manic Street Preachers maybe can you say some words about them?

E: Love the Manic Street Preachers!! We've known them over here for a long time!!!

S:  I know it’s a difficult question, but if you would have to keep just one album from your CD collection what album would it be?

E: REVOLVER -The Beatles...It almost HAS to be a BEATLES record, you know?

The Beatles - Revolver

S: What was the last song you listened to before the interview? And, if you know, which one will be the next?

E: And so it goes - Billy Joel
Next song up on my current playlist is Desert Rose by Eric Johnson

S: Can you tell us the name of one French song, or singer, or band?

E: Jean Ferrat
S: And say something in French?

E: Bonjour de la part de One Flew South! Je vous remercie pour cette occasion!

S: What are your plans for the nearest future?

E: Supporting our new single, LIFE.

SAnd finally, what’s the most important thing in life for you?

E: My wife, and our family, as well as our French Bulldogs, Lily, and Jamie, our Lab Streets, and our cats, Winnie and Pooh Bear.

MANY thanks to Eddie and One Flew South for the interview!

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