EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Gavin DeGraw is That Much ‘Sweeter’
Gavin DeGraw is taking the music world by storm, one city (and country) at a time. Hollywood Hiccups got to pick his brain a bit about his latest (fantastic) album, Sweeter, his upcoming European tour, and more. If you haven’t been lucky enough to see Gavin in concert yet, put it at the top of your ‘Must Do’ list. He’s the best!
HH: What was your favorite part of your summer tour with David Cook (and Carolina Liar)?
GD: I just love touring, so I guess just being able to hit some cities I haven’t been to in a while, seeing and meeting old and new fans, and getting to know David and CL as well.
HH: What is your favorite track off of Sweeter?
GD: I can’t really say, I’m attached to them all for different reasons.
HH: What are you most looking forward to about your upcoming European tour?
GD: It’s been a while since we were able to come over there and tour. I’m looking forward to seeing how people are able to connect with the new songs, and excited to get to explore a few towns I’ve never been to.
HH: Where will you be spending your winter holidays this year?
GD: I’m going to be spending them down in Florida with my family. It’s been a really exciting and busy year, but it will be nice to enjoy some down time in warm weather.
HH: Okay…. all of us ladies are dying to know if there is a special lady in your life? (If not, what’s your type?)
GD: Does my mom and grandmas count? **laughs**
HH: Are you a dog or cat kind of guy?
GD: I like dogs. My brother has a dog who has become a celebrity down in Nashville. His name is The Colonel.
HH: Who are your musical inspirations?
GD: There have been so many, from Sam Cooke to The Beatles to George Jones to Billy Joel to Donny Hathaway to Hank Williams to Marty Robbins, to name a few.
HH: Who will be in the Super Bowl this season?
GD: I’m not a betting guy, but if I was, I would have to say two NFL football teams will be in the super bowl this year. **laughs**
HH: What is the best place you’ve traveled to so far?
GD: Oh man, there really is no way to answer this, there are so many great qualities from so many of the places I’ve been fortunate enough to visit. Sorry, this is really tough…
HH: How long until you’ll be back in the studio working on the next album? We just can’t get enough of you!
GD: Not really sure. Hopefully there is a lot more work to be done with this current album, but I’m constantly writing, so hopefully the gap between records won’t be as long next time around.
Gavin is an amazing artist and one of the most impressive performers I’ve seen live. This guy owns the stage and he sounds like perfection…. If you happen to be in Europe, check out the list of tour dates below and go see him! If not, you have to catch him when he tours in the States again! For now, go buy a copy of his latest album, Sweeter… there is NOTHING sweeter!
Gavin Has two US shows left before Christmas if you’re in Florida or New York…. tonight, then on Monday!
Dec 14 – XL’ent Xmas 2011 Orlando, FL
Dec 19 – WALK 97.5 Raise Your Glass Huntington, NY
2012 European Tour Dates
Feb 1 – Stockholm, SE
Feb 2 – Oslo, NO
Feb 4 – Aarhus, DK
Feb 5 – Copenhagen, DK
Feb 8 – Amsterdam, NL *sold out
Feb 9 – Groningen, NL
Feb 11 – Glasgow, UK
Feb 12 – Manchester, UK
Feb 14 – London, UK