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.