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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”