Flying in the face of the stereotype of the dumb musician is Ha Ha Tonka's Brian Roberts. We don't think he's ever used the word "dude" or walked onto stage without his guitar.
No Spinal Tap-ish clown is he! No way, or as he would say "Nien!"
Read about his fluency in German, love of fellow Missourian Mark Twain and what he does when he's got writer's block, revisions, cadence and all sorts of other writerly matters on the blog Writers on Process.