Interviews

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?

The Grateful Web was fortunate enough to have a chance to speak to Ian Anderson, singer and songwriter for the legendary band, Jethro Tull. We're incredibly flattered Ian spent some of his time with us as he prepares for a summer tour on the east coast of the United States.

GW: Hi, Mr.Anderson?

Ian Anderson: Yes, hello.

When small coffee house performances come to memory, a picture develops within the mind’s a eye that often seems to call up images of a simple set with acoustic guitar, wooden bar stools, a soft pool of light, and the gentle murmuring of an audience.

In most cases, being called dense is not something to be taken lightly and is certainly a far cry from what most would like to hear about themselves. When it comes to music though, and in particular that crafted by Here We Go Magic, being called dense may very well be one of the best comments the quintet could receive.

Martin Sexton will be playing with the Ryan Montbleau band, his band, for a string of dates beginning today, 4/15/10 until Bonnaroo Music Festival June 10th down in Manchester, TN.  After Bonnaroo, he’ll be joining forces with the Dave Matthews Band until he winds down his tour at the end of summer.  What can you expect at a Martin Sexton show?  I got a chance to chat with him and find out…

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