417: Why did you want to perform at Rock'n Ribs?
D.S.: I spent some time in Springfield in the mid-to-late ‘80s. We played Springfield a few times as Confederate Railroad.
417: What are some of your favorite memories in Springfield?
D.S.: The first time in Springfield there was an old nightclub called Wild Bills—spent a lot of time in the ‘80s there, made friends and then came back a couple times to the theater and a couple other venues.
417: Do you have a favorite song to perform?
D.S.: A hit from ‘90s, “When You Leave That Way You Can Never Go Back,” but there isn’t a set list for any show.
417: No set list?
D.S.: Once we get on stage, I tell the band what the first song is and then we wing it. No two shows are the same. It makes each show unique.
417: Switching gears, what’s your favorite type of barbecue?
D.S.: I like barbeque pork sandwiches with Carolina sweet sauce. My barbecue has to be mild.
417: What’s the best barbecue you've ever eaten?
D.S.: Gridley’s in Memphis, Tennessee. I had that years ago and still remember it as some of the best barbecue I ever had.
417: Rate your barbecue skills on a scale of 1 to 10.
D.S.: One—I’m not much of a cook. I will say our drummer makes some great barbecue, though.