10,000 Maniacs has a lot in common with Jamestown, New York, the city that spawned them back in 1981. Both are honest and hardworking, a step outside the mainstream and both possess a bit of magic. "It's a city of blue-collar poetry," says keyboardist Dennis Drew. "And that's what we're about, real-life stories. We're a family, we do real work and we keep moving forward."