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“Andru Bemis: Modern Mountain Man”

By Carly Stingl, from Emmie Magazine, Vol X Issue 2, Winter 2008

“When I was 14 all my friends made fun of me, ’cause I wore kickers [sic] instead of jeans just like Huck Finn.” Andru Bemis’ twangy folk voice croons these words on his 2002 album,¬†Plays Past His Bedtime, from the song “Huck Finn,” written about his childhood idol. The astoundingly simple lyrics of Bemis’ most popular folk song were inspired by a pair of green knickers he found at a garage sale at age eight and insisted on wearing to emulate the young Mississippi River rascal. Continue reading “Andru Bemis: Modern Mountain Man”