Interviews

Posted on Monday, November 26th, 2012 - 1:23 pm
Perhaps at the most simple level musicians view it as their job to deliver the music their fans love them for and to put on a good, entertaining live performance. Beyond that however, making and performing music is about much more. For world jam rockers Rusted Root, this means a new devotion to...
Posted on Thursday, November 15th, 2012 - 2:20 pm
Grateful Web recently had a chance to speak to Jason Isbell, front man for the 400 Unit and former Drive-By Trucker.  Jason reflected on a very successful 2012, touring with Ryan Adams, a new acoustic release and his plans for 2013. GW: This is Dave Papuga with Grateful Web, and today I have...
Posted on Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 - 4:12 pm
Grateful Web recently had the opportunity to speak to legendary bandleader, composer and jazz guitarist, John McLaughlin.  John discussed his ongoing and diverse collaborations through the years, his newest album, Now Here This, and some of the guitarists who continue to push the envelope. GW...
Posted on Friday, September 28th, 2012 - 10:46 am
With their recent explosion on the jamband music scene, a cross-country tour and musicians lining up to play with them, The Werks keyboardist Norman Dimitrouleas could easily go the route of other rock stars and become inaccessible and cocky.  But spend five minutes with him and you’ll feel...
Posted on Thursday, September 27th, 2012 - 9:15 am
The Congress are living the last American adventure.  They've been on the road in support of their debut record, Whatever You Want, for months.  They've been hauling a trailer full of equipment from city to town, looking for a place to spend the night, just trying to make a living....
Posted on Sunday, September 16th, 2012 - 5:39 pm
Melvin Seals and JGB played a rocking set on Friday evening at the Catskill Chill Music Festival. Even after playing for about two hours, Melvin sat down with Grateful Web and shared some stories and laughs about life on the road, major inspirations and playing with Jerry Garcia. GW: This is Bobby...
Posted on Friday, September 7th, 2012 - 1:53 pm
ReaLifeActual of Fort Collins, CO, is an “up-and-coming” 6 piece instrumental jam band that implores electro dance beats to progressive rock. The result of RLA’s converging genres is a heady trance jam that transports audiences into a psychedelic accelerated landscape. Exploding onto the Colorado...
Posted on Friday, September 7th, 2012 - 11:19 am
Grateful Web recently had a chance to speak with Jesse Miller from the instrumental/electronic band, Lotus. Jesse and Lotus are gearing up for their headlining show at legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. Jesse was kind enough to spend a few minutes to talk about some new Lotus’...
Posted on Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 - 8:36 am
Steamy keys, gritty six string, soul drenched stomp. Black Cadillac music, back ally marque blue. Greasy chops deep-fried in fatback. Kick drum with fist on the pulpit thuds, and a cymbal’s smooth splash…riding it…smoky with a hairy funk. That almost covers the sound of the Alan Evans Trio. Alan...
Posted on Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 - 6:43 am
In 1996 Michael Goldwasser founded the reggae label Easy Star Records in New York City. Over the years ESR has produced records for artists including Toots & the Maytals, Steel Pulse, Matisyahu, Israel Vibrations and Sister Carol, and proved to be a force in the world of reggae music production...