Jericho Woods, a Kentucky-based Roots/Americana group, is no stranger to entertaining the masses. With influences ranging from Bluegrass, Roots, and Rock music, they have a unique sound and deliver an entertaining live show!
Lead vocalist, Josh Mitcham, took a minute from recording their new album to discuss his music and his secret passion for grilling.
What was a typical dinner or family meal like for you growing up?
My grandmother was the classic southern cook: homemade silver dollar biscuits, mashed potatoes, grilled or fried serving of meat, homemade desserts, sweet tea, and she didn’t sit down to eat until everyone had been served.
Being from Kentucky, where are some of your favorite places to get southern classics?
Usually family owned, small town restaurants are always great. I like Patti’s in Grand Rivers and Jack Frye’s in Louisville.
Kentucky has a lot of great Breweries, and of course Bourbon, any particular one you prefer?
West 6th is one of my favorites when it comes to local beers. I like lots of bourbons, but I’ve been drinking a new one lately, a craft bourbon called Bourbon 30.
We heard you you are quite the grill master! What is your idea of perfect grilling happiness?
A cold beer…marinated chicken breasts, asparagus from here on the farm, baked potatoes and music!
What is your music playlist you listen to while you grill?
Either something like Zach Brown or Little Feet… Feel good music
What grilling recipe is your absolute favorite?
I like to marinate in melted butter, Worcester Sauce, and balsamic vinegar dressing
Dry rubs or BBQ sauces?
I like to use Patti’s dry seasoning on chicken
Charcoal or gas grill?
Which grilling tool do you find most useful?
My wife bought me a Pampered Chef spatula with a cutting edge and a poker all in one!
Whats the secret to making a great burger?
Use Lipton’s French onion dip mix
If you could pick one food to eat every day for the rest of your life, what would that be?
Probably steak and baked potato
Do you have a grilling or cooking horror story?
I burned all the hair off my arm this summer trying to light my grill, lol! I was distracted
Is there anything that you don’t enjoy eating?
Hmmm, uh…no! Lol
Who taught you how to cook and grill?
My grandmother was a fantastic cook and host, my dad was the griller/smoker
Where do you find your recipes?
My wife likes to Pinterest, I like to play around with stuff and try new ingredients.
After playing a late show, what is your go-to food?
The guys always say no to White Castle, so I usually get White Cheddar popcorn and purple soda from a convenient store! Lol!
What’s a typical day like for you (food-wise) when you’re at home and how is that different from when you are on tour?
Well, my wife cooks a lot at home and it’s usually stuff that we all like. On the road we try to partake in the local specialties and try new things.
Tell us about one memorable meal you’ve had during your travels. What did it involve?
We were in Athens last summer – ate at Weaver D’s (made famous by REM) and it was interesting! He made some great southern food!
Do you have a favorite brew/wine to drink and cook with?
Sometimes I’ll use light beer on meat when I’m grilling…I usually just drink them instead!
What is your signature dish?Could you give us the secret killer recipe?
It would be my grilled chicken, asparagus, cheesy swish and zucchini, and baked potato. It wouldn’t be a secret if I told you!
Finally for Battered and Brewed, say you’re having a dream barbecue, whom would you invite to stop by and what would you drink?
Dave Grohl, Tom Petty, Zac Brown, and we’d probably just drink some Diet Millers (Miller Lite)!
Jericho Woods was beyond proud to be chosen by Kentucky Living magazine readers as the “Best Currently Performing KY Musical Group.” The news came just a few days before they were also select by Hard Rock from the 7,000 applicants to become one of five finalists in the Hard Rock Rising Competition which they won on June 1st in Louisville. This five person group is currently on the road promoting their debut album Same Ol’ Dirt which premiered in the Top 8 on the Billboard Heatseeker Charts and in the Top 25 on the iTunes Country Album Chart. To date, they have been featured in the following: Billboard, CMA Close Up, Kentucky Living, Music Row, Nashville Country Club, Nashville Music Guide, The Daily Country and the Amplifier. They are endorsed byRisen Amps, NS Design and MJC Ironworks. Members: Josh Mitcham (guitar & vocals), Paul Priest (bass & vocals), Jory Hutchens (fiddle), Dustin Spencer (drums) and Stan Nickell (guitarist). They are currently in the studio with Grammy Award winning Skidd Mills (Sister Hazel, Skillet & Third Day).
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