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The Suburbanite
  • A Brighter Side quiz

  • A Brighter Side quiz with Fuad Farah and Jake Friel

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  • Fuad Farah, guitarist:
    FAVORITE BLUES SONG: “Love in Vain” by Robert Johnson.
    FAVORITE BLUES ARTIST (LIVING): Eric Clapton was the first blues guitarist I ever heard and my first inspiration to play guitar.
    FAVORITE BLUES ARTIST (DECEASED): Muddy Waters, the man who added electricity to the blues.
    FAVORITE SONG TO PLAY LIVE: “I Put a Spell On You” by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (as arranged by Dr. Constantin Farah).
    FAVORITE GIG TO DATE: Playing at Blues City Cafe on Beale Street in Memphis.
    FAVORITE NONBAND HOBBY:
    Debating as part of the Jackson High School speech and debate team.
    CAREER PLANS: I plan to study medicine in hopes of becoming a surgeon. I will have to transfer my finger skills from guitar to the medical field!
    Jake Friel, vocals and harmonica:
    FAVORITE BLUES SONG: “Tiger Man” by Kim Wilson.
    FAVORITE BLUES ARTIST (LIVING): For harmonica, it’s a tie between Dennis Gruenling and Kim Wilson. Favorite guitarist is Buddy Guy.
    FAVORITE BLUES ARTIST (DECEASED): William Clark is my all-time favorite.
    FAVORITE SONG TO PLAY LIVE: “I’ve Got My Mojo Working.” The band tears down on that song!
    FAVORITE GIG TO DATE: The second night in Memphis at Blues City Cafe and New Daisy Theatre — we jammed with a bunch of awesome musicians!
    FAVORITE NONBAND HOBBY: Whenever the band isn't playing in the summer, I'm usually at a lake or out seeing other bands.
    CAREER PLANS: It will take about 6 feet of dirt and a tombstone to get me to stop playing music. That's all I know for now!