Interviews

Posted on Saturday, July 21st, 2012 - 6:19 am
Saturday was the day that the looming threat of rain finally hit the festival.  A strong downpour from noon to four postponed the entire day back an hour, however, it didn’t shut down the event or cancel any performances. In fact, it provided a nice cloud canopy of protection from the sun for...
Posted on Saturday, July 7th, 2012 - 6:34 pm
Grateful Web was recently fortunate enough to speak with bluegrass/newgrass mandolinist, David Grisman.  Dawg was kind enough to share some of his history with bluegrass legend, Del McCoury, David & Del’s new release, Hardcore Bluegrass in the Dawg House, David’s music label, Acoustic Disc...
Posted on Friday, June 29th, 2012 - 10:29 am
Weeks ago 17 year-old Ruby Jane not only graduated from high school, but released her first solo album. The Texas based fiddler and multi-instrumentalist has been playing music since her youth and has been rewarded numerous awards and shared the stage with the likes of Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett...
Posted on Thursday, June 28th, 2012 - 11:08 am
With the recently released EP titled Pull Factors, the New York based instrumental rock-fusion quartet Tauk has exploded on the music scene. But long before this summer’s myriad music festivals, Junior High friends, guitarist Matt Jalbert, bassist Charlie Dolan, and keyboardist Alric "A.C." Carter...
Posted on Monday, June 25th, 2012 - 6:33 am
Two years ago New York band Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds hit the scene with their first self titled record. Now with a second record under the belt the band is still on the road touring the country as they play small town venues and big city festivals. Fusing the musical backgrounds and...
Posted on Monday, June 18th, 2012 - 10:51 am
Eliot Lipp’s recent album, Shark Wolf Rabbit Snake, may be a mouthful but it’s definitely tasty. A connoisseur of hip-hop, jazz fusion, folk and techno, Lipp blends genres together but still leave some chunky knock. Just listen to “On N’ On”. He has distinguished himself as a producer’s producer,...
Posted on Saturday, June 16th, 2012 - 10:01 am
Grateful Web’s Dylan Muhlberg recently had an opportunity to speak with Yonder Mountain bassist Ben Kaufmann and banjo player, Dave Johnston.  Ben and Dave talked about their busy summer festival season, how they tweak their set lists a touch for different festival demographics and the re-...
Posted on Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 - 4:16 pm
If there’s anything I can say about The Infamous Stringdusters, it’s that they are wonderful musicians and beautiful people. Not only do they live to bring music into this world, but they also live to educate; this became obvious to me in less than 10 minutes after meeting Andy Falco (guitar/vocals...
Posted on Thursday, June 7th, 2012 - 8:03 am
On Thursday, May 24th singer-songwriter Michelle McAfee took to the courtyard of Denver’s Quixote’s True Blue Cafe to kick off her summer tour. Originally from the mountains of Nederland, Colorado, McAfee ventured to the whiskey-stained streets of Nashville, Tennessee, years prior to become a...
Posted on Sunday, June 3rd, 2012 - 6:29 pm
The Grateful Web’s Bailey Elise McBride recently had the chance to speak with Jacob Hemphill of DC-based reggae band SOJA while at Wakarusa Music Festival in Ozark, Ark. The two discussed SOJA’s first experience at an American festival, their latest album and why international audiences find SOJA’s...