Randy Stine produced Straight No Chaser’s “Live at the Musical Arts Center” on DVD in 2006. Clips from the DVD, posted on YouTube, received over 8 million views, sparking the group to reunite and sign a deal with Atlantic Records.
acoustic guitar, snow skiing, working out, photography, video production, traveling, cars, technology, and I try to see as many live concerts as possible.
Currently Living In:
Having the latest tech toys
Favorite SNC College Memory:
I loved it when we'd perform at other college invitational concerts for the first time, where no one had ever heard us before. My favorite in particular was at University of Michigan.
Dave Matthews Band, Jamiroquai, Ben Folds, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, Sting, Seal, Billy Joel, Van Morrison, James Taylor, CSN&Y, INXS, Brian McKnight, Musiq, Raul Midon, Coldplay, David Gray, Frank Sinatra, George Michael, Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Thelonious Monk, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Jendrix, Blood Sweat & Tears, Fleetwood Mac, The Kingston Trio, The Real Group, The King's Singers, and the list never stops...
Favorite Songs to Perform Live:
Wonderwall, Under The Bridge, I'm Yours, This Is How We Do It, Straight No Chaser, Hi-De-Ho
Favorite Place You've Traveled:
One place I never get tired of is Snowmass/Aspen, Colorado.
What Magazines/Periodicals do you read consistently?:
I read the news online daily, but the only actual magazines I subscribe to are Car&Driver, and Automobile Magazine.
Name Your Top 5 Favorite Foods:
I like simple foods: steak, potatoes, chicken, pizza, burgers, salads, the easy stuff. I do like Chinese food, Mexican food, and Italian dishes like chicken parmesan, but I've never been a fan of seafood. I love fresh fruit, and I do have a weakness for chocolate.
Name Your Top 5 Favorite Books:
I read occasionally, but I think because I was forced to read so much in school, I stopped seeing reading as relaxing. I own plenty of books, most of which I’ve never read, either because I’m too busy or they never caught my interest.
Name Your Top 5 Favorite Movies:
I love movies, I even have a projector screen in my condo, but it’s hard to pick all-time favorite movies. If I wasn’t in music, I’d want to be working in movies, behind the camera.
Name Your Top 5 Favorite Songs:
“#41” by Dave Matthews Band, “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds, “Mercy Street” by Peter Gabriel...