Interviews

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“Concentrate”, the title of Freekbass’s newest album sums it well. With the influence of funk genre music that Freek experienced growing up in Cincinnati Ohio, along with his deep desire to play bass, Freekbass has without a question created an album that keeps bass and funk glued like never heard before.

For once, you can judge a book by its cover: Truth and Salvage Co. is exactly what the name suggests. A six-member Americana country-rock band, Truth and Salvage was formed (salvaged, if you will) in 2005 from the remains of two LA-based bands.

Dan Kurtz gave us a couple of minutes of his time before launching of his final tour with The New Deal (TND).  Sentimental and comical, Dan shared with us his favorite venues, music video directors, and moments with The New Deal as well as his thoughts on sexuality in music and the story of how this trio first met.

Right in the middle of his nation wide tour with Conspirator, Marc Brownstein took some time to talk with The Grateful Web about the tour, his music, his current collaborations, the future of electronica, and how he feels about life, Jazz, and Britney Spears.

For Colorado's Yonder Mountain String Band, the new year is full of possibilities. The band has a rigorous winter and spring tour underway, and will be hosting their 10th annual Northwest String Summit this summer in Oregon.

Multifaceted singer/songwriter/musician Drew Emmitt appears to have finally found the right balance of music in his life.  Not only is the co-founder of jamgrass pioneers Leftover Salmon entering his 22nd year fronting that band, but he is busy at work with his other project, The Emmitt-Nershi Band

As a prequel to their 8 day tour of Colorado, the Grateful Web got a chance to speak with electronic/rock and roll duo BoomBox about touring, their history, songwriting, and what makes them and their music tick.

Grateful Web: This is Dave Papuga from the Grateful Web, and today I have the privilege of speaking with Russ Randolph and Zion Godchaux from BoomBox.

Last year was monumental for veteran prog rockers Umphrey's McGee, who hit the road for over 100 shows with stops at familiar haunts and some new markets.  Their unique concert events including the Stew Art Series and

I feel absolutely terrible and I never want to drink again.

My head hurts, my throat hurts, my stomach feels like it’s been eating itself all day, and I am woozy and afraid for my future financial situation. I just threw up for the second time (and this time, I remember it), and now my roommate wants me to rent a Rug Doctor that I can’t afford in order to eradicate the beef stew-like vomit stains from the carpet.

The Grateful Web's Josh Baker recently had an opportunity to speak to Portland, Oregon based Twisted Whistle about how they became a band, what musical inspirations affected them, their current tour and much more.

GW: So how long have you guys been together for?

Jeff: Almost eight months.

Matt: Thanksgiving is right around a year.

GW: Did you guys all know each other before? Did you play in other bands together?