Anthony Del Grosso and bandmate Kevin Jordan formed the acoustic-rock duo This Wild Life in 2010. Their instantly catchy, harmony-rich songs helped them rise to popularity quickly. The duo have performed extensively on the Vans Warped Tour circuit as well as internationally.
PRS: How did you start playing music/guitar? How old were you?
AD: My dad and brother both played drums so I started playing drums at 10 years old. My first band's guitarist would leave his guitar at my house so I started playing guitar at 16.
PRS: Who are your 3 biggest influences?
AD: My three biggest guitar influences are John Frusciante, Tom Morello, and Stephen Stills.
PRS: What guitar are you playing now and what draws you to PRS?
AD: They are without a doubt the best feeling guitars I have ever played, I currently play the S2 Mira Semi-Hollowbody.
PRS: Do you play any other instruments other than guitar?
AD: Yes, I also play the drums and bass.
PRS: Describe your creative process when writing and recording new material.
AD: I try to come up with and write as many riffs as possible. I make sure not to get attached to them because if the other guy in the band hates it then I have to let it go.
PRS: What’s your favorite food?
AD: Any Italian food.
PRS: When you aren’t writing music or touring, what do you like to do during your free time?
AD: Golfing or playing basketball.
The latest album from This Wild Life, Low Tides, is available here!
*photos courtesy of Spencer Baldwin