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A Chat With Josh Krajcik -- And A Footnote

By admin Published: November 30, 2011

Yesterday I talked with "X Factor's" (and Wooster's) Josh Krajcik. You can find the story here. I pretty much emptied my notebook for the story, since it was the first extended interview I've had with him. And I liked the guy. Asked if he thought he was set career-wise now that he has been on "X Factor," he said, "It's a springboard. And it's not that I'm just set. I'm gonna have to bust my ass. But, you know, I think if I do I'll be able to work. And if I can work, I'll be happy."

But there was one little bit that I did not use there and will include here.

Since Josh has played in clubs and bars around Ohio for years (and name-dropped Musica), I asked if he had ever crossed paths with the Black Keys.

"Briefly, when I was a kid," he said, and I started to laugh at the idea because it made the Black Keys' Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach sound so old. "I was probably 18 or 19. ... (Dan) was in a band then called the Barnburners and he was backing up at the time, uh, Patrick Sweeney. So they'd back up Pat Sweeney and then they'd play a set. I think I shook his hand briefly but I was just a 19-year-old kid trying to play the blues. I enjoyed the show, but we didn't really talk much." But, he added, "Those guys are awesome."

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