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The Gypsy Begonias / Press

“The unique name is one that truly celebrates the trio’s sound, which they like to call “blues-grass.” “I have a more bluesy-type voice, but I love old folk songs and bluegrass,” Cairo said. Added Hagie, “I think we’ve both got a lot of similar backgrounds with music as far as what we’ve been exposed to throughout our lives.” He said his influences range from The Beatles to Nirvana. “I think that reflects on the type of music that we try to put out there ourselves.” Their name is a throwback to the folk/bluegrass days of the band Grateful Dead, borrowing from the song name “Scarlet Begonias.” “My mom … told me ‘If I can remember it, you should never change it!’” Cairo said. Read more: Anniston Star - Band finds rhythm after quiet start”