To be a good musician, you first and foremost must be a good listener.

Episode #513: A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax  :

Jacqueline Jax logo photoInterview by Jacqueline Jax
host of A.V.A Live Radio

Band Name: The Vine Brothers

-Greg Bucking- (Guitar / Vocals) (Jefferson, NY)
-Joe Credit III- (Mandolin / Vocals) (Deal Island, MD)
-Garrett Jones- (Bass / Vocals) (Fayetteville, AR)

We typically produce acoustic that pulls from lots of our different influences.

What piece of music advice forever changed your way of thinking?
Reed Mathis in a short conversation once mentioned that he really wished that music stores would do away with listing music under genres since it closes the listener off to music that they are already comfortable with. I’m of the notion that a well educated listener can appreciate all types of music (maybe not all songs), and it does your soul well to push through your sonic comfort zones.

Variety is the spice of life as folks would say. To be a good musician, you first and foremost must be a good listener.

What defines “Success” to you…
I find success in bringing joy and comfort to my friends, family, and fellow listeners.



Song name: The Box

Music Genre:: Americana

This song is about…
This song is about a small magical wooden box that used to go on the road with us until it found its way to a more permanent home at the NYPD precinct office. Our music is a vibrant acoustic reflection of american roots music traditions, while still keeping an ear to fresh sounds and modern songwriting. We borrow heavily from gypsy jazz and folk music traditions, but remain heavily influenced by all genres of music ranging from film scores to jazz standards, punk rock, bluegrass, latin music, r&b, funk, the blues…. If it can be performed as a three piece acoustic ensemble, we want to experiment and push boundaries with it. We are the acoustic melting pot of America.

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I live in..
Fayetteville, Arkansas. Due to its small town charm, corporate arts donors including Crystal Bridges, Wal-Mart, and Tyson Foods, as well as the convenient routing due to its middle of the road proximity to Tulsa, Memphis, Dallas, Nashville, Austin, OKC, Chicago, and St. Louis, the music scene here is extraordinary. It hosts a number of major music festivals each year including Wakarusa, Bike Blues and BBQ, and The Fayetteville Roots Festival. Fayetteville has also been home to many great local, national, and regional acts including Melody Pond, Joe Purdy, Levon Helm, The Cate Brothers, and The 1 Oz. Jig. On any given night you can catch live performances ranging from swing, to blues / rock, broadway touring productions, indie, funk, americana / folk. The scene here is also fortunate that it is a SEC college town where young adults want to regularly come out and participate musically both as listeners and performers. It’s an inspiring Ozark mountain town with a great group of imaginative performers to collaborate with on a day to day basis.

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Photos courtesy of:
Kimberly DeVries
Susan Clark
Anona Boyte
CJ Weatherford