The EOTO project began four years ago when the jam band String Cheese Incident decided to take a hiatus. Drummer Michael Travis and percussionist Jason Hann originally christened their side project End of Time Observatory but have since changed it to EOTO, which they learned is the Japanese word for "good sound." Travis utilizes two laptops to loop live guitar, bass, keyboard and vocal input, and Hann provides live beats.
Reese's had so much success with their chocolate and peanut butter
experiment that Drew Emmitt and Bill Nershi decided to try the same
thing with salmon and cheese. Emmitt's Leftover Salmon and Nershi's String Cheese Incident have been crossing paths on the Newgrass/Jamgrass circuit for a good number of years, and somewhere along the line the bandleaders’ friendship and mutual respect turned into the idea to work together. Thus was born the cleverly dubbed Emmitt-Nershi Band.
For our interview, Keller Williams takes a break from recording his radio show, 'Keller's Cellar,' at his Fredericksburg, Va., home base. The web-only show is much like Williams' work as a musician: Eclectic doesn't even begin to describe it.