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The 2015 Bonnaroo Blogaroo

The 2015 Bonnaroo Blogaroo

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Experience Bonnaroo 2015 with Laura Duncan from Manchester, Tennessee.  The WTTS Blogaroo will include a live stream of the festival,  backstage interviews, performances and festival photos.  For more exclusive content, “Like” WTTS on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

Stands of Oak – Goshen ’97 (Backstage)

Strand of Oak – Plymouth (Backstage)

Strand of Oak – JM (Backstage)

Strand of Oak – Interview (Backstage)

Jungle – Busy Earnin’ (Backstage)

Jungle – The Heat (Backstage)

Jungle – Interview (Backstage)


Courtney Barnett – Dead Fox (Backstage)

Courtney Barnett – Depreston (Backstage)

Courtney Barnett – Interview (Backstage)

Houndmouth – Sedona (Backstage)

Houndmouth – My Cousin Greg (Backstage)

Houndmouth – Interview (Backstage)

Moon Taxi

Moon Taxi playing dinner

Moon Taxi – All Day All Night (Backstage)

Moon Taxi – River Water (Backstage)

Moon Taxi – Running Wild (Backstage)

Moon Taxi – Interview (Backstage)

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Can’t Keep Checking My Phone (Backstage)

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love (Backstage)

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Necessary Evil (Backstage)

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Interview (Backstage)


Earth Wind & Fire

Ben Folds – Capable of Anything (Backstage)

Ben Folds – You Don’t Know Me (Backstage)

Ben Folds – Interview (Backstage)

Sylvan Esso – Coffee (Backstage)

Sylvan Esso – Uncatena (Backstage)

Sylvan Esso – Interview (Backstage)

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Royal Blood plays to the cheering crowd

My Morning Jacket – Interview (Backstage)

Guster – Doing It (Backstage)

Guster – Endlessly (Backstage)

Guster – Stay With Me Jesus (Backstage)

Guster – Interview (Backstage)

Elle King – Interview (Backstage)


“Normal” is relative.

The Districts – Bold (Backstage)

The Districts – Chlorine (Backstage)

The Districts – Peaches (Backstage)

The Districts – Interview (Backstage)

Rhiannon Giddens – Black Is The Color (Backstage)

Rhiannon Giddens – Don’t Let It Trouble Your Mind (Backstage)

Rhiannon Giddens – Shake Sugaree (Backstage)

Rhiannon Giddens – Interview (Backstage)



Shakey Graves – Where A Boy Once Stood (Backstage)

Shakey Graves – If Not For You (Backstage)

Shakey Graves – Interview (Backstage)

Bahamas – Be My Witness (Backstage)

Bahamas – Caught Me Thinkin (Backstage)

Bahamas – Jealous Guy (Backstage)

Bahamas – Interview (Backstage)

X Ambassadors – Renegades (Backstage)

X Ambassadors – Interview (Backstage)


Fun in the sun.

Dawes – Things Happen (Backstage)

Dawes – All Your Favorite Bands (Backstage)

Dawes – Somewhere Along The Way (Backstage)

Dawes – Interview (Backstage)

Gary Clark Jr. – Church (Backstage)

Gary Clark Jr. – The Healing (Backstage)

Gary Clark Jr. – Interview (Backstage)


Hozier – Interview (Backstage)

The War On Drugs – Interview (Backstage)

Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear – Modern Day Mystery (Backstage)

Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear – Sorrows and Woes (Backstage)

Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear – Whole Lotta Problems (Backstage)

Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear – Interview (Backstage)

Spoon – Do You (Backstage)

Spoon – Inside Out (Backstage)

Spoon – The Beast and Dragon (Backstage)

Spoon – Interview (Backstage)


Blogaroo: Friday Recap

Blogaroo: Friday Recap

1 Comment 17 June 2013

The Blogaroo is back! Brad, Laura, and Keefer are spending the weekend in Manchester, Tennessee at the Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival. Check out their commentary and some of the backstage interviews and performances below!

Brad’s Recap

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Brad Holtz here, live from Bonnaroo on Saturday morning. As hard as it is to believe, I’ve been to nine of these things. Nine times… Over the years, I’ve seen some really cool music at this 700-acre farm in the middle of nowhere. Last night marked not only the coolest-ever Bonnaroo moment, but perhaps the coolest music moment I’ve ever had the good fortune to experience. I watched Sir Paul McCartney play for nearly three hours from a platform 20 feet above the stage. Pinch me.

He opened with a rollicking rendition of “Eight Days A Week” followed by “Junior’s Farm,” a track he laid down right here in Tennessee back in the early 70s. Along the way, there were plenty of Beatles and Wings classics, alongside some you might not expect. “Let Me Roll It” (a personal favorite), “1985,” “Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite” and “Listen To What The Man Said” were perfect surprises on a night punctuated by an ever-youthful, high-energy performance by the rock legend.

Being backstage before and after Paul’s concert, the security scene was more reminiscent of the arrival of a sitting president. A multi-car motorcade, a large contingency of police and plain-clothes security officers, helicopters in the air. If you think about it, though, is there a more famous person in the world than Paul McCartney? Think about it. And here he was, in the middle of a field in Manchester, TN with 80,000 fans. It was certainly a night to remember.

Other Friday highlights for me: Calexico, Of Monsters & Men, and Passion Pit to name a few. Our pal Keefer is here too, interviewing many of the artists who come backstage to perform. Enjoy the conversations and live songs.

-Brad Holtz-

Pictures & Video

Brad and Laura got a bird’s eye view of Paul McCartney’s performance Friday night. Listen to the shrieks of the crowd as Paul stepped onto the stage!







Backstage Exclusives




Drew Holcomb

“Maybe On Monday”


Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit


Local Natives



John Oates

“Edge Of The World”


Passion Pit

“Take A Walk”


Sea Wolf

“Old Friend”


Sons Of Fathers

“Hurt Someone”


The xx



Click Here For Thursday’s Recap

Blogaroo: Thursday Recap

Blogaroo: Thursday Recap

1 Comment 17 June 2013

The Blogaroo is back! Brad, Laura, and Keefer are spending the weekend in Manchester, Tennessee at the Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival. Check out their commentary and some of the backstage interviews and performances below!

Laura’s Recap

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Another Bonnaroo is underway! On the drive down, I was thinking about how many times I have ventured to the farm in Tennessee for my fix of music and culture. This year is my 9th journey to summer camp.

Day 1 is always filled with hugs from those that have been a voice on the phone over the last year, a quick tour of the grounds (which adjust every year) and a structuring of sleeping quarters. News that Mumford & Sons canceled their Saturday night headlining gig spread around the camp. Soon after, Jack Johnson mysteriously showed up in our camp to talk to our own, Keefer. The rumors became reality as it was announced that Jack would take Saturday night’s headlining slot.

It always seems, to those looking in from the outside, that this is a fun ride filled with perks, meetings with rock stars and front row/side stage access. They think we come down here, stay on air-conditioned buses, enjoy the stocked bar and refrigerators and hop on golf cart shuttles that take us to see live music. Well, that is correct. We enjoy all of those things and I make no apologies. It is the best experience any music lover could dream of. But remember, the reason we are treated with such importance is because we are connecting YOU to the experience. The musicians, managers, record labels and Bonnaroo staff understand this and are very helpful in guiding us towards the ultimate experience. I guess I should thank you. So, thank you.

Thursday included the sights and sounds of Django Django, JD McPherson, Wake Owl, Twenty One Pilots and the sounds of the talented unknown as we walked through Centeroo, past the stages of Bonnaroo. Tonight, we will enjoy Sir Paul McCartney as he makes his first appearance on the farm. I’ll cover this one from the pit and send it all back to you.

9 years as a Bonnaroovian and I wouldn’t trade a second of this experience. My life is “about the music.” It connects the world together, as one.

My love to you,

Laura Duncan

Backstage Exclusives




Django Django

“Love’s Dart”


Father John Misty

“Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings”





Jack Johnson

“I Got You”


JD McPherson

“Dimes For Nickels”


Wake Owl

“Wild County”


Walk The Moon



Blogaroo: Weekend Recap

Blogaroo: Weekend Recap

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The Blogaroo is back! Brad, Laura, and Keefer spent the past weekend in Manchester, Tennessee at the Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival. Check out some of the backstage interviews and performances below!

Backstage Exclusives

Rayland Baxter

“The Cold Easy Life Of A Loner”


Black Prairie

“Nowhere, Massachusetts”

Divine Fits

“Would That Not Be Nice”


Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

“Better Days/They Were Wrong”


Jillette Johnson







“Learning How To Disappear”


The National

“Don’t Swallow The Cap”


Portugal. The Man

“Purple Yellow Red And Blue”


The Rubens

“Lay It Down”


Allen Stone

“What I’ve Seen”


Frank Turner



Two Gallants

“My Love Won’t Wait”


Patrick Watson

“Adventures In Your Own Backyard”


“Weird Al” Yankovic


Click Here For Thursday’s Recap

Click Here For Friday’s Recap