Singer-songwriter Dave Hause already knows where he wants to be buried.
If you asked where you'd like to have your grave, would you know the answer?
Singer-songwriter Dave Hause does. Here's a hint: his new album is titled “Bury Me in Philly.”
Hause, who doesn't plan to kick the bucket anytime soon, will bring his fresh record to his native Philadelphia in a show at Union Transfer on Wednesday.
The project features credits from the Grammy Award-winning producer William Whitman (Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Cyndi Lauper).
For Hause's homecoming concert Wednesday, he'll support Frank Iero, who he's been touring the country with this spring.
In what ways did you try to push the envelope on “Bury Me in Philly?”
We weren't worried about anything but the songs. We pushed ourselves to make clear, driving, short songs that were concise. My brother, Tim, and I pushed each other to work hard and do our best on this.
What are you most proud of in how the City of Brotherly Love has shaped you?
I think mostly the down-in-the-dirt work ethic. You're not owed anything, and no one gives you anything for free, you've got to work for it. When you do get the blessing of opportunity, you got to work extra hard for it.
How did you get into making music?
It was always part of my folks' house. They loved music and I got turned on to it early. I loved guitar and started playing when I was 12.
What does it mean to you that your hometown will host the NFL Draft, April 27-29?
It means lots of traffic on the parkway and my brother being really stoked and proud because he loves the NFL. I am happy whenever the city gets to show its feathers off.
When you are buried in Philly, what will your headstone say?
"This headstone is for Dave Hause, who was Full of Sh** and Got Cremated!"