The Teen Beat Interview with Dehlia Low

The following questions were culled from vintage Teen Beat interviews, circa mid-1980s. Xpress poses them to local music stars.

Mountain Xpress: How did you get into music?
Stacy Claude of bluegrass band Dehlia Low : Piano lessons at age 6, and church choirs .

Q: If you weren’t a musician, what would you want to be?
A: I’m a musician, but I also have to work full time, so I’d rather be a full-time musician.

Q: If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
A: Better flatpicking skills.

Q: Tell us about your car.
A: It’s a piece of junk Nissan Sentra that has selective starting capacities. I got rear-ended and re-attached the bumper with epoxy. The trunk leaks. It’s a five-speed, but it does have a sticker that says, “Support your local musician.”

Q: Are you going to play a show in Tulsa?
A: Take me back to Tulsa, I’m too young to marry.

Q: Who do you consider to be very cool?
A: John Travolta.

Q: Do you have a crush on anyone?
A: Of course.

Q: What was the most perfect gift you ever received?
A: My dog, Sauce.

Q: What was the nicest thing you’ve ever done for your mom on Mother’s Day?
A: Travelled across the country and surprised her.

Q: What are some of your hobbies?
A: Guitar, reading, hiking, walking the dog.

Q: Describe your perfect day.
A: Sleep ‘til 10 a.m., drink a press of strong coffee while reading, practice for an hour or two, work outside in the yard, meet friends for happy hour, eat a nice dinner, and go to a bluegrass jam.

Q: What’s something you refuse to eat?
A: Mayo.

Q: If you had to choose one word to describe your life, what would that word be?
A: Progressing.

Q: Do you have any messages for all your loyal fans?
A: Free CD to anyone who figures out what our song, “Yellow Mountain” is about. Listen to it here or here.

—Alli Marshall, A&E reporter

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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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