Tuesday, June 19, 2007

High School Teachers Not Impressed By Rock Star

ISLE OF MAN, United Kingdom (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – High school can be humbling – even for a rock star.

That’s the note from Davy Knowles, frontman for blues rockers Back Door Slam, whose run-in with some former teachers helped keep the 20-year-old’s skyrocketing career down to earth.

He says, ‘It was great to see my teachers. One of them said, ‘Oh, looks like you still haven’t got a real job yet.”’

Knowles, who will be schooling audiences when Back Door Slam hits U.S. soil July 5th for a tour with Rusted Root, says it wasn’t the typical teenage troubles that fueled his fire in high school.

Knowles explains, “When my friends were sitting around getting drunk, I was playing music. I’m not into living the ‘blues lifestyle.”’

Knowles’ real learning came from guitar gurus like Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters, but there’s one living legend who’s truly kept his teenage blues dreams from wasting away.

Knowles says, “I’ve been lucky enough to meet Pete Townsend. I just got an e-mail from him, which will stay in my inbox forever.”

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