When I was in high school I saw the Amazing Royal Crowns as many times as I could. It was the kind of show that I would happily go to alone and dance my ass off. They fed me a mixture of rockabilly, punk, and country infused with a love of my hometown, Providence, RI. Their raw energy was facilitated by the group's frontman - Jason "King" Kendall - who looks like a rock star, effortlessly, and presented a kind of punk ethos that inspires me even today. He's also a gracious kind of guy. I'm glad to have shared some conversations with him.
Jason Kendall (tattoos showing):