Every dude in the Aristocrats is incredibly kind and humble. I have to share this story. They have a track called “Louisville Stomp” on one of their records and I’m pretty sure it’s in reference to a gig I attended at a now-closed establishment called “Zazoo’s” in Louisville, Kentucky. I found out the Aristocats were coming a week before the show and I called the place to see if they were sold out. The guy on the other end of the line laughed and said, “I’m pretty sure you can get one at the door.” I even told my parents to come to the show because they are both musical hobbyists and I figured they’d get a kick out of the show and appreciate the musicianship. I arrive for the opening band, some original act out of Memphis, and there were only about 30 people. When they finished, almost everyone cleared out. In spite of this, these guys put on a hell of a show. Bryan Beller even told the audience, “this is the smallest group we’ve ever played for, but you guys rock!” After the show they all hung around and talked, just being themselves. I chatted gear and music with Guthrie Govan! It was amazing! He was so down to earth, kind, and personable—-as they all were. In spite of such a difficult situation—-they had to have lost money playing for such a small crowd—-they were all so professional and so nice to the hardcore fans that were there...all 10 of us . That, and I have never seen a more incredible group of musicians. They are amazing gentlemen all-around.