When Wichita, Kansas, nation singer-songwriter Logan Mize known as the morning of Feb. 3, he was a few foot of snow in Salt Lake Metropolis, and it was the morning after the Tremendous Bowl in Miami, the place Patrick Mahomes and his Kansas Metropolis Chiefs orchestrated an unimaginable fourth-quarter comeback in opposition to Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers.
“I’ve been a Chiefs fan since start, so it was a whole lot of enjoyable yesterday,” Mize, 34, stated. “We had the time without work after performing in Grand Junction, Colorado, so we watched the Tremendous Bowl in a sports activities bar in Salt Lake Metropolis. Then we’re off to Reno tomorrow.”
After the primary query concerning the Tremendous Bowl, the interview shifted to Mize’s date on the Pin downtown on Sunday.
What can audiences count on in your present on the Pin on Feb. 16?
Man, we’ve performed in Spokane a number of occasions. The final time was an acoustic set I take into consideration six months in the past at Knitting Manufacturing unit. This time, it’s the total band. It ought to be actually enjoyable, man. This can be a enjoyable band, and we’ll be energetic. It appears like a rock and roll sort of deal alongside the strains of John Mellencamp and Tom Petty.
What’s the inspiration behind the track “I Ain’t Gonna Develop Up,” which is also your tour identify?
Our final single, “Higher Off Gone,” was uptempo but additionally a tragic track, and we toured on that track for 2 years. It was time for one thing enjoyable, upbeat and happy-go-lucky, a ingesting track to relax out to, and I partnered on it with my good friend Willie Jones.
That’s my subsequent query, Logan. How is it working and touring with Willie Jones?
It’s nice. We’re solely two days into this tour, however Willie’s a high-energy man and hilarious to be round. We watched the Tremendous Bowl collectively.
You’re solely two days into this new tour?
Sure, we’ve performed two dates, in Colorado Springs and Grand Junction. Subsequent up is Reno, then dates in California earlier than we’re in Spokane on Feb. 16.
What do you keep in mind about performing in Spokane?
It has been actually good experiences. We’ve play acoustic exhibits two or thrice at Knitting Manufacturing unit. The final present was with Jeremy McComb and Dillon Carmichael, and it was a whole lot of enjoyable.
How does it really feel to be known as “one among nation music’s hottest rising acts” despite the fact that you’ve been round for a decade?
I’ll take it, man (laughs)! I didn’t know I used to be being known as that, however I’ve put a whole lot of work into my profession. My motivation isn’t essentially to be well-known. I imply I’d wish to become profitable, however, on the finish of the day, I actually get pleasure from writing songs and taking part in them. I get to do what I really like. It’s a blessing, and I’m having a whole lot of enjoyable.
You’ve toured with Eric Church, Dierks Bentley and Girl Antebellum. I’m a rustic fan and have seen these three artists a number of occasions. What was it wish to tour with them?
I do know Hillary Scott from Girl Antebellum fairly nicely – I’ve been invited to events at her home in Nashville. Charles Kelley of Girl Antebellum is nice and all the way down to earth.
Dierks is wonderful and the nicest man. After a present, he invited me on his bus and gave me suggestions: “This was good, maintain doing it, this was not so good.” He actually cares, and he’s very nice.
He was in my hometown of Wichita taking part in an enviornment, and he obtained to a degree in his hit track “I Maintain On” the place he modified the lyric to “I maintain on … singing each Logan Mize track.” I used to be instructed that the group went wild when Dierks gave me the shout-out.
Who’re your music inspirations?
Man, I grew up listening to Elton John – he was my first actual inspiration. My mother was into Aerosmith. We listened to Tom Petty, John Mellencamp and Bruce Springsteen. There have been 2,000 individuals in our farm city, however my dad and mom didn’t hearken to nation in any respect. They’re actually artsy.
I additionally was impressed by Don Williams and 1990s nation like Alan Jackson, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Patty Loveless.
What’s subsequent for you after the tour ends?
Now we have music popping out all 12 months lengthy, a single out a month, and we’re engaged on an album. It’s been a endless tour the final 4 years, and we play a whole lot of festivals in the summertime.
Inform me one factor your followers can be stunned to study you.
Oh, gosh, I don’t know. I really feel like I’m an open guide. I’m not a typical nation artist. I’m not a hunter. I’d moderately sit round and hearken to jazz and drink tea. I’m a gentle dude.