Tim Warren, what’s in the toolbox?

June 22nd, 2009, 4:09 pm by Greg


If you were at the River Street Festival in Troy early enough last Saturday, then you probably caught the fest’s opening set by the Alternate Routes.

The Connecticut roots-rock quintet wrapped up their excellent set with their current radio hit, “The Future’s Nothing New.” Lead singer Tim Warren beefed up the song with some powerhouse percussive punctuation – shaking a toolbox that was outfitted with a pickup.

So after the show, we just had to ask the obvious question – Tim Warren, what’s in the toolbox?

“Oh yeah, there really are tools in the toolbox. And, of course, they get put to use quite a bit when we’re out on the road, and not just on stage.

But if we crank it up in the sound system, it really turns heads, which is a good way to grab the crowd’s attention, especially because right now we’re out there as the opening act for a lot of bigger shows.”

Thanks for clearing that up, Tim.

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