Get ready to Roo with The Official Bonnaroo Music Festival podcast! It's exclusive content you won't find anywhere else. Veteran music reporter John Norris brings you all the fun from the farm in Manchester, Tennessee with artist interviews, festival insiders and highlights from the scene that showcase what makes Bonnaroo so unique!
Growing a Community at The Farm
On this episode, John talks to Kaitlyn Maloney, the creative director for community experiences about the plazas, her experience as a fan before working the festival, and the Bonnaroovian code.
SuperJam Goes Into The Great Wide Open
As the sun set on Day 3, we sat down with the creators of Friday night's epic Tom Petty SuperJam to get a little insight into how it came to be and reflect on how it went. Patrick Hallahan of My Morning Jacket, Craig Pfunder of VHS or Beta, and Director of Programming at Superfly Productions, Josh Roth, talked about their love for Tom Petty, how the music dictated their decision making, and how Sheryl Crow came to sing American Girl.
Amadou & Mariam - Married To The Blues
Known as the "blind couple from Mali," the French-speaking performers took a break from the Bonnaroo scene on Day 4 to talk with John about their musical history, politics in their home country, and what's on the horizon for the Malian blues duo.
Duckwrth Does It All
Recorded on Day 3 of Bonnaroo, Duckwrth talks to us about the changing vibes at festivals, how he almost quit making music, his kick-ass videos, and his love for Michael Jackson and all things Japanese. Duckwrth gets particularly excited when Nigel Rodgers takes the stage behind them!
Bazzi Was Born To Inspire
Andrew Bazzi's has never played a festival before Bonnaroo, and sat down to tell us all about his experience as the opening act at That Tent on Day 4. The 20-year old Michigan native shares how his music demonstrates the ups and downs of the human experience, and how he wants to inspire people through his music. Bazzi talks about his first headliner tour, the festival circuit he's playing this summer, and hints at a special re-mix in the works for his song, "Beautiful."
Behind the Scenes with Broken Social Scene
Kevin Drew takes a few moments from the festival to spend some quality time with John and talk about his band's music and the current state of the world. The Canadian indie rock band co-founder opens up about the highs and lows of the music industry, how you determine whether to keep going or not, US politics, and mental health.
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Bonnaroo deserves a good podcast. Nicely done and thanks for the updates! Keep them coming! Maybe do a podcast pre-Bonnaroo preparation? Would be cool but thanks for doing this!
Just in time for the Bonnablues!
Looking Forward To It
I remember John from his MTV days. Great to hear his voice. Can't make Roo this year but I'll be tuning in.