Story and Interview by Scotty J
Photos by Ambler Irby
There's something to be said for musicians that appreciate their fans. Too many times, I've been to shows when the bands do a "B Line" for the tour bus the minute they exit the stage. If they are sticking around after the show, it's only because fans have paid a good chunk of change for the VIP pass. Then you have musicians like Jefferson Angell, frontman of Walking Papers. This is a guy who goes from the stage to the merch table. Jeff doesn't just do this out of some moral obligation. To him, all of his fans are VIP's and meeting them has resulted in lifelong friendship.
Jeff Angell Interview after the show
Jeff Angell: (on heading to the merch table) "I usually go back there to meet with the people and try to say hello. Try to be a friendly guy and grateful to the people that are showing up, supporting live music and all that kind of stuff."