"Some of the feedback that we've gotten in the past is that we would be better off if we stuck to a genre," says Ladon. Harris agrees, but goes on to say that most genre-crossing bands (jam bands in particular) that try to focus their style end up with something superficial. "You hear that a lot in the jam band scene, you hear these bands that want to sound like Phish," he says. "If Phish was a beer, they are only taking the head. They make this entire genre that is only out of the head of the beer. They're missing all of the flavor. They're missing all of the substance."

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