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Brian Mansfield

Which celebrity do you get mistaken for?

I never saw the resemblance, but when I was a teenager, people told me I looked like Kristy McNichol. When I was thin and let my hair grow till it flipped down in front, I got Eric Clapton and Radney Foster. But somebody actually did think I was Vince Gill once, when we had on similar sport coats and they had seen him only from a great distance.

 

If you had to choose one song that you could only hear once -- and for the rest of your life you couldn't hear any more music -- what would it be?

Andrew Peterson's "After the Last Tear Falls."

 

If you could attend any concert in history, what would it be?

The 1939 From Spirituals to Swing shows at Carnegie Hall, a two-night John Hammond presentation that featured jazz greats Count Basie and Benny Goodman; pianists Pete Johnson, Meade Lux Lewis, Albert Ammons and James P. Johnson; gospel acts Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Golden Gate Quartet; bluesmen Big Bill Broonzy and Sonny Terry.

 

First album you ever owned?

Three Dog Night's Harmony, purchased at Service Merchandise on Nolensville Road in Nashville. I may have had one before that, but Harmony was the first I ever bought. I still have it.

 

Biggest phobia?

I hate flying. Whenever I'm on a plane, I size up my fellow passengers and mentally write the lede for the newspaper article about the crash.