Oyster Interviews Delta Spirit‘s Matt Vasquez

by Jane Reynolds on November 6, 2012

We met the guys of Delta Spirit at Austin City Limits just a few weeks ago and were instantly hooked on the band’s modern take on rock music. Currently on tour (catch them in San Diego tonight), the band spends plenty of time on the road and share our love — and extensive knowledge of — travel. So we caught up with the group’s lead singer, Matt Vasquez, for a little Q&A to get his take on what makes (and breaks) a vacation. Check it out after the jump!

The band is on tour through January 2013.

The band is on tour through January 2013.


Name: Matt Vasquez

Occupation: Musician

Started traveling when I was: 6

Travel soundtrack: New mixes of Delta Spirit

Ideal vacation in three words: Natural, Secluded, Adventure

Must-do in every place you visit: Eat the local food (Check out Matt’s beer, coffee, and travel blog here)

First memorable hotel: Villa Amore in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Favorite hotel: Hotel Congress in Tuscon, AZ

Ideal travel partner: My Lovely Wife

Movie that makes me want to travel: Into The Wild

Every mini-bar should have: Peanut M&Ms

Airport food is: Disgusting and Unsafe

Dream hotel has: An Outdoor Shower

I never travel without: My Camera

The inside of my suitcase is: Has Seen Better Days

Oyster.com is: Awesome

ON THE ROAD WITH THE BAND:

Oyster and Delta Spirit met up at Austin City Limits a few weeks ago. Here, the band huddles up before going on the ACL stage.

Oyster and Delta Spirit met up at Austin City Limits a few weeks ago. Here, the band huddles up before going on the ACL stage.

@deltaspirit tweeted this pic during tour rehearsal. Matt really loves food and beer! Be sure to check out his blog.

@deltaspirit tweeted this pic during tour rehearsal. Matt really loves food and beer! Be sure to check out his blog.

Though their tour is back on schedule, the band's Hawaii show was cancelled because of a tsunami threat. Talk about a good story!

Though their tour is back on schedule, the band's Hawaii show was cancelled because of a tsunami threat. Talk about a good story!

Delta Spirit hanging out before performing in Houston last week.

Delta Spirit hanging out before performing in Houston last week.

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Timothy Supertramp November 7, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Really cool reading about this band in relation to the topic of travel. Earlier this year (right around when their album came out and I was a couple listens deep), I impulsively bought a bike (named it after the band) and headed south to California from Canada listening to the new album every day, pedalling 100kms a day. Perfect soundtrack to my west coast epic into the wild bike ride. I’m excited to finally see them this year in Detroit in two weeks time.

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