Juke's Uncle Scotchy on Being Misquoted in the Press and Suicide Sessions

Eric Garcia, AKA Uncle Scotchy, is the lead vocalist and harmonica ace of Juke, a Miami-based postblues band. Scotchy is Garcia's alter-ego/one-man band in which he creates sound sitting on a cajón, accompanied by a high-hat, guitar, and harmonica. He confessed it's "just boring to have 'Eric Garcia' playing live."

Juke is coming off the heels of a marathon 41-song recording session. The reason for the intensity, he explains, is that the rhythm section became suddenly busy, and he and Evan Lamb, the band's guitarist and backup vocalist as well as the session's engineer, needed a way to get new players up to speed fast.

"There are just so many people in Juke -- half of Miami's musicians have been in it at one point or another -- so instead of showing people the songs that we do one by one and because it's hard to get everyone together in the same room to rehearse, we decided to knock this out in one or two days," he says. "It turned into a grueling thing; that's why we're calling it the Suicide Sessions." So in essence, this is the band's complete canon.

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