Interviews

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...
Posted on Thursday, May 31st, 2012 - 3:41 pm
Grateful Web’s Angela Gattuso recently had an opportunity to speak to Dan Smyers, from the Nashville-based rock duo, Bonaventure.  They spoke about the band’s influences, their debut album, Come Hell or High Water, and what would Dave Grohl do. GW: In the short film made to introduce...
Posted on Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 - 4:39 pm
The Grateful Web recently got the chance to sit down with jazz guitar player Wayne Krantz. We talked about his upcoming summer tour, the sound of his new album, Howie 61, and the relationship between composition and improvisation.GW: So I know you're getting ready for a summer tour in Europe. What...
Posted on Monday, May 21st, 2012 - 9:54 am
The Grateful Web just had an opportunity to speak with Joe Lessard, fiddle-player for Fort Collins based 'newgrass' act, Head for the Hills.  Joe talked with us about Head for the Hills' early beginnings at Colorado State University, why Colorado is a mecca for bluegrass and acoustic music,...
Posted on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 - 5:56 pm
The Shook Twins sophomore release, Window is full of frolic and romp. The Portland, Oregon, "Quirky Folk Trio" features identical twins Laurie Shook (vocals, banjo, percussion and beatboxing) and Katelyn Shook (vocals, guitar and mandolin), with Kyle Volkman on bass. Released in April 2011, Window...
Posted on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 - 11:30 am
In 2012, Josh Klinghoffer was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the newest member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers; the youngest artist to ever accept this honor. When long-time RHCP lead guitarist, John Frusciante officially left the band in 2009, touring guitarist Klinghoffer was the...
Posted on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 - 10:19 am
The Grateful Web just had an amazing opportunity to speak to bluegrass legend, Del McCoury.  Del talked about his time in the Bill Monroe Bluegrass Boys, the upcoming DelFest in Cumberland, MD, what Del thinks about the current state of the bluegrass scene and things both he & Bill Monroe...
Posted on Thursday, April 26th, 2012 - 6:09 am
Former Frank Zappa front-man Napoleon Murphy Brock discusses his beginnings with The Mothers, the musical and vocal dynamics within the group, a legacy kept alive, and real by The GrandMothers of Invention, currently on tour in the United States. GW: This is Dave Papuga with the Grateful Web....
Posted on Friday, April 6th, 2012 - 7:49 am
It was sometime in the early 90s when I first heard Hot Tuna. One of the older hippie kids in my neighborhood who used to flow me Dead tapes (and weed) said "hey man, you dig Hot Tuna?" I was the furthest thing from hip to what he was saying, and probably replied with something along the lines of "...
Posted on Friday, March 30th, 2012 - 12:12 pm
Grateful Web's Dylan Muhlberg had an opportunity to talk to Ken Hays, founder of Gathering of the Vibes festival.  Ken discussed the impetus for creating Vibes back in 1996, the current status of the jamband scene, why Vibes is such a family friendly fest. and Ken gives a hint on who we can...