We caught up with Brad Oberhofer just as he was just about to order his lunch at a Roly Poly sandwich shop in Atlanta. Nice guy that he is, he was amenable to letting us decide for him.
CG: How’s it going?
BO: It’s good man, we just played a college radio session and we’re at a place about to order some sandwiches. I’ve been staring at the menu for about ten minutes and I can’t decide between two.
CG: What are the choices?
BO: Well there’s the Hickory Christo, which has melted brie and Swiss cheese, spinach, mushrooms, tomato. It’s grilled, with a side of fresh dill horseradish sauce. And then there’s the Greek sandwich with baby spinach, tomato, onion, banana peppers, roasted red peppers, kalamata olives, light feta, and sundried tomato basil dressing.
CG: I think anytime you can get something that horseradish on it, you’ve got go with horseradish.
BO: You think so?
CG: You find precious few sandwiches with horseradish on them. That sounds like a delight.
BO: That does sound really good. And it’s a hot sandwich. I think that is exactly what I’m going to get. Alright. I’m in line, sorry.
CG: How’s the tour with Matt & Kim going?
BO: Oh man, it’s so great right now. I mean, we’re getting along extremely well. Everyone in their crew is extremely accommodating. It’s great. This is probably the most rewarding tour so far that we’ve been on.
CG: I don’t know if you can come up with two acts that seem to enjoy playing live as much as you guys do. It’s an amazing pairing.
BO: Exactly. I think it’s great.
CG: How was your first 9:30 Club experience?
BO: Dude, it was amazing. Playing there for two nights – everyone, the whole crew at the 9:30 Club was the best most accommodating crew we’ve ever encountered. One second…
(He orders the Hickory Christo on wheat, and water. For here. Name’s “Brad.”)
BO: Sorry. Everyone else is eating so I gotta order now. Won’t be ready for a while though.