James McKee, F-Holes band member with CBC host Ismaila Alfa (CBC/Thacker)
It's the sound hole in the upright bass. It's shaped like an F.
—James McKee, band member
Winnipeg's The F-Holes are embracing nostalgia with their third recording project on vinyl.
The band members even dress in a style reminiscent of days gone by. Apparently in the beginning, the band even had a dress code. "We all bought matching country snap shirts - black with a red trim. I think we still have our shirts - maybe we'll bust them out on a show someday," trumpet player James McKee recalls.
And while you may be questioning the origins of the band's name, McKee says the inspiration is pretty straightforward, "It's the sound hole in the upright bass. It's shaped like an F."
The F-Holes handle their own bookings, tours and publicity. "We like having control over our own destiny," explains McKee. "It allows us to pursue other things when we need to, spend time with our families and also hit the road when it feels right."