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BGS 5+5: Vince Herman
FeaturesNov 10, 2022

Artist: Mali Obomsawin Hometown: Farmington, Maine Latest album: Sweet Tooth Personal nicknames: Boms What's your favorite memory from being on stage? Every time I play my country-punk song "White People" it seems to change the energy in the room a bit. A lot of uncomfortable laughter, a lot of lulu'ing from Native audiences, and a…

BGS 5+5: Vince Herman
FeaturesNov 10, 2022

This week, we call into Minnesota to talk to frontman and lead-songwriter Dave Simonett of the innovative jamgrass pioneers Trampled by Turtles. LISTEN: APPLE PODCASTS • SPOTIFY • STITCHER Celebrating a new record, Alpenglow, produced by Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, the six-piece band has gone from storming shaggy local bars in Duluth to playing their…

BGS 5+5: Vince Herman
FeaturesNov 8, 2022

Artist: Caleb Caudle Hometown: Germanton, North Carolina Album: Forsythia Which artist has influenced you the most ... and how? I would say as far as songwriting goes, It would be Guy Clark. I like how plain he can be. It's very matter of fact. I try to write in my speaking voice and I know…

BGS 5+5: Vince Herman
FeaturesNov 4, 2022

An Elephant Sessions gig is always a lively night out, but Alasdair Taylor admits that their last one, at Glasgow’s famous Barrowlands Ballroom, was something else. The band were celebrating their 10th anniversary with their biggest production to date, including a light show and the backing of a live string quartet. “There was so much…

BGS 5+5: Vince Herman
FeaturesNov 1, 2022

At a steady pace, Trampled by Turtles have built an international following for their acoustic music from their home base of Duluth, Minnesota. They have maintained a DIY aesthetic for nearly two decades, yet they opted for a new approach for their latest album, Alpenglow. Using an outside producer for the first time, the band…