What do you want for the holidays? …the question that either provokes wide eyes and an immediate response, or a a major racking of the brain. When it comes to dream gear, both members of With Lions know exactly what they want; and it happens to be the same thing. As far as the best musically related holiday present, they both shared stories about instruments; alas, not similar at all this time. Read both answers below to get into the spirit of the season and learn a little bit about With Lions.
What’s the best musical holiday present you ever received? What was it, how old were you and what is the story behind it (was it a totally surprise, it is something you wanted, who gave it to you)?
Christian: My first guitar, a black Fender Strat with Fender amp, on Christmas Day when I was 13. I was obsessed with Nirvana and saw Kurt playing one. I wouldn’t shut up about it for months and that morning I woke to find both guitar and amp under the tree courtesy of my mom. It was the beginning of a lifelong journey.
Woody: A ukelele my lady bought while on a trip to Hawaii. Very surprised. I love getting quirky stringed instruments to use in the studio.