Robert: Tell me a little bit about your practice routine. Do you practice together, separately, and for how long?
Jake Pitts: There would be months where I would practice five hours a day, I really wanted to learn sweep picking, for example. When I first learned that, I sat in my room for five hours straight until it finally synced up and connected. I wasn’t great at it right away obviously. It’s a difficult technique that takes a lot of practice.
Now we just do pre-show warm-up, just run through some of the songs we play live. Ashley Purdy will just grab his bass, and we’ll just play through them unplugged in the dressing room before we go on and just warm up a little bit. That’s really all we have time for because it’s so busy on the road.
Jinxx: Yeah, we have such a tight touring schedule. Our day-of-show schedules are jam packed. We just try and find time. Like Jake was saying, a half-hour to an hour before the show, we’ll grab a guitar and just warm-up.
If we don’t get a warm-up in there, it makes the show kind of rough. It’s an hour-and-a-half set with all the intricacies we have going on.