Artist Interview: 1-on-1 with Philpot

I am here today with a band that is making some noise in the Midwest with their rock and roll attitude and catchy lyrics. A band that you might not have heard of, but will be glad you did, can always seem to pack the house when they are doing a live show. Playing all over the Midwest including the Indianapolis area as well as Terre Haute and Evansville, Philpot is a must see event. Mixing incredible vocals and a polished set of instrumentals behind them you have a combination for success. Learn a little bit about Philpot with me here today.

Where did the name Philpot come from?

Off of a t-shirt my grandmother had given to me.

How did you guys all meet?

We’re all from Sullivan or Greene County so it was pretty easy to find one another through our love of music.

When did you know that you wanted to take a run at this thing we call music?

After we wrote our first song. Writing has inspired us all to work harder.

Do you guys have full time jobs or is music it?

It’s just music for us thank God.

You play a lot of shows in the area. Any place you like to play more than another?

We started out playing at the Verve in Terre Haute. It’s become sort of like a second home for us. I have a long history with the Verve in Terre Haute.

What do you guys like about that venue that keeps you going back?

The atmosphere is great, the crowds are always big and the owner and the employees are always very hospitable.

You have a pretty big following in the Terre Haute area. How did that get started?

We landed a gig there when we first started out. I think because we were and still are very original people become drawn to us.

You have a pretty solid image. Did that come before or after the music?

Half and half I would say.

What is the biggest crowd you have ever played for?

The Rave in Milwaukee when we opened for the Kings Of Leon.

The smallest?

Crowds tend to be smaller when school is out.

What did you guys have for dinner last night?

I think it was spaghetti. Yes it was spaghetti because I had it again tonight. (Laughs)

Any tattoos in the band?

Our bass player Tyler Evans has a few and our guitarist Josh Kennedy has one.

Who has the most?


You are told you are only allowed to play one cover song for the rest of your career. What one do you choose?

“Ohio” by CSNY. We do it well. If anyone is interested in listening to it they can go to our and take a listen. It’s also available for download on and

PC or Mac?

I have a PC but I’d rather have a Mac. Some people I know swear by them.

If you could tour with any band right now who would it be?

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club in my opinion would be a great to open for.

Let’s say you are about to headline a show at Madison Square Garden. Who is your opener?

Beta Band if they ever decide to give it another shot. They broke up last I heard.

Where in the world is Dugger?

Dugger is a small town about two hours south of Indianapolis between Sullivan and Linton, Indiana.

What is it like being from such a small town?

It’s nice. It’s definitely not as face paced as living in the city and almost everyone knows one another.

Tell me about your deal with Toucan Cove.

Toucan Cove is a label that signed us while we were playing a gig in Switz City, Indiana one night. We had no idea that we would be playing for a record executive that night so it was pretty wild once we were approached after the show. The guy flew all the way from L.A. to see us in a bar very different from what he was normally used to.

Where do you guys practice?

In a building my family owns in Dugger.

What is the one thing you guys want to be remembered for?

Great original rock n roll. And we are prepared to tour as much we can to spread it.

I always let the artist get the last word. Go.

Thank you for this opportunity and to the readers who took the time to get to know a little bit about our band. We look forward to playing either on stage in front of you or through your radio. Hit us up on our MySpace, Facebook, or Reverbnation. We answer all of our messages sent from fans.