Q. Where did the name “Jubilant Bridge” come from?
A. From a dream of Carol’s, a very positive dream where runners were running up to a bridge, and Carol was requested to name it. Thus, she named it “Jubilant Bridge.” During this time, we were trying to think of a group name, and “Jubilant Bridge” was the one we could agree on.

Q. What were some of the other names in the running?
A. Black Fractal and The Oxymorons, PaleoAliens, Igneous Intrusion, Mary’s Cats, Light-Fingered Five Minus Two, Two Coots and a Cutie.

Q. What is the Jubilant Bridge motto?
A. Yay!

Q. Mission Statement?
A. Yay!

Q. Is it true that Willie met Carol when she inadvertently left a bowl of beer on the stoop and he came to check it out?
A. No comment.

Q. What were/are some of your musical influences and/or musical loves?
A. Carol—The Beatles, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, The Everly Brothers, Simon & Garfunkel, The Seldom Scene, Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell, Emmylou Harris, Bruce Springsteen, Bach, Beethoven, Vivaldi, Mozart, Monteverdi, Clement Janequin, Orlando di Lasso, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Britten, Stephen Sondheim, musical theatre, John Philip Sousa
Willie— Emmylou Harris, Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young, Simon & Garfunkel, The Everly Brothers, Sons of the Pioneers

Q. Do you grow your own songs?
A. Yes

Q. Which comes first, the words or the music?
A. Neither

Q. What is that thing you’re playing?
A. A dulcimer

Q. Why do you have so many of them?
A. Carol thinks it’s an addiction; Willie says it’s so he doesn’t have to tune so often. Each one is in a different key/mode, and has a different voice.

Q. Why do you only have three strings on your dulcimer?
A. The fourth one got on Willie’s nerves.

Q. Why does Carol sit on a stool?
A. She’s taller when she sits.

Q. What is Willie’s favorite joke?

A. It involves a three-legged dog stumbling into a saloon, but to hear the joke, you’ll need to come to one of our performances.

Q. How many times has Carol heard the joke?
A. 1,324 times.

Q. Could Willie possibly be funnier?
A. Yes

Q. Does Willie always dress like that?

A. Yes

Q. What looks like a silhouette of Shrek’s head?
A. The shadow of Jubilant Bridge’s Dodge Caravan with the sun directly behind it.

Q. Is Jubilant Bridge easily amused on the road?

A. Yes

Q. What is the Jubilant Jinx?
A. When we come to your town, we may bring a hurricane, tornado, blizzard, or other natural disaster.


Q. What are some of your most memorable performing experiences?
A. Carol’s second place finish at the AmVets contest in Missoula, Montana, with 1st place going to the audience favorite, an obese mooner; losing our audience to Pork Chop and Bacon, the Skateboarding Pigs; kids chasing geese through an audience; Willie channeling Dean Martin through the sound system.

Q. What is one of your worst gigs?
A. AT&T Anniversary, multiple bands in an underground parking garage

Q. Best?
A. A couple from Liverpool listening to “Four Common Men Create the Weather (Diamonds)” (Carol’s Beatles’ tribute song), declaring it “perfect,” and taking it back home with them.

Q. Where did you grow up?
A. Carol—Maryland and Colorado
Willie—still to be determined

Q. What is something that people would be surprised to learn about you?
A. Carol was a chain saw-wielding lumberjack (BLM crew); Willie rode across Canada on a bicycle with a guitar and dulcimer strapped to the back of the bike.

Q. What are your favorite colors?
A. Black and blue

Q. Favorite flowers?
A. Lilacs, tulips, Gloriosa daisies, mariposa lilies; most anything that blooms, actually

Q. Favorite birds?
A. Cardinals, hummingbirds, orioles, nuthatches, the hermit thrush

Q. Favorite rocks/gemstones?
A. Fossils, lapis lazuli, malachite

Q. Favorite food?
A. Carol—corn on the cob, bread and butter
B. Willie—pie, Pepperidge Farm Cinnamon Raisin Bread, vegetable biryani

Q. What are some of your unusual hobbies?
A. Carol—reading backwards, enjoying the colorful pleasures of being a synesthete
Willie—collecting wind-up toys and weird musical instruments

Q. How many wind-up toys does Willie have?
A. Nobody knows.

Q. Have any ever made an appearance during a performance?
A. Yes

Q. Is it true you have a glow-in-the-dark gecko?
A. Yes

Q. Have you ever seen a UFO?
A. Yes

Q. Been abducted?
A. Not that we know of…but it might explain a lot.