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    Tue, 16 Jul 2013 13:34:53

    Take Aim: Amy Sciarretto vs. Taproot's Phil Lipscomb - Find out what's new with the Michigan rockers

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    Taproot were a rock radio sensation in the '00s, bolstered by the fact that they turned down Fred Durst and refused to sign with him. They also crafted hooky-as-hell rock anthems. They are still making a glorious racket, and bassist Phil Lipscomb submitted to a Take Aim sesh. He is an interesting man with a lot of cool hobbies and an even cooler band.

    Twitter-size your bio -- 140 words or characters (your choice) of everything we need to know.

    Taproot was born in Ann Arbor, MI in 1997, pissed off Fred Durst #oldnews, signed to Atlantic in 2000, recorded 3 albums, tour Tour TOUR, left Atlantic, one indie release then signed Victory, two albums down and happy now.

    If you were not doing music, you would be...

    Teaching of some sort. I used to be something of a mathematician, so math if I could endure college again or Brazilian jiu jitsu if not.

    Any non-music hobbies, skills or talents?

    I'm a mathlete, I've been training Brazilian jiu jitsu for 10 years, I can drive long hours like a trucker, I can sleep just about anywhere anytime, and I'm pretty good with technology.

    Pick one song on the upcoming album, if not too soon, and share a writing story -- put us in the moment! Or discuss a writing/recording story from The Episodes.

    Too early for the upcoming album.

    What else on the Taproot docket for 2013?

    Mostly festival dates as we work on our new album in our off time, and either more touring in the fall if we can get on some bigger tours (we're in discussions for some pretty awesome tours) or record our new album.

    What an update! Will you dig out Gift or other Taproot albums and enjoy? We particularly love the track "Mine" from Welcome.

    —Amy Sciarretto
    07.16.13



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