A Conversation With… Joel Cummins of Umphrey’s McGee

4:55 pm by

Photo by Chad Smith, courtesy of Madison House Publicity.
Interview by B “Café con Leche” Gutierrez.

BOT had the opportunity to chat it up with Joel Cummins, founding member and keyboard-master of Umphrey’s McGee. We talked about new Umphrey’s material, side projects and interests, and even baseball came out in the conversation.

Umphrey’s McGee is playing a show in Fayetteville, AR at George’s Majestic Lounge on Sunday, Sept 26. Do you have your ticket yet? Don’t miss out!

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Do You Have a Question for Joel Cummins of Umphrey’s McGee?

10:42 pm by

Joel 2
Photo by OpenEye.

Tomorrow a BoThead is interviewing the deliciously talented keyboard / vocalist of Umphrey’s McGee. Joel Cummins will be answering a few questions and we thought it would be fun to pose him a few queries from fans here on BoT. So comment below with any questions, and we’ll pick a few outlandishly great ones to ask.

There aren’t any shows left in Texas, but you can run up to OKC this Saturday to see them, or Fayetteville, AR on Sunday to party with Cafe Con Leche at George’s Majestic Lounge. Should be an awesome show since it’s a smaller venue – and in the middle of the downtown party strip, Dickson Street.

Deadline is midnight tonight!

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A Conversation With… Joseph Israel

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A Conversation With... Joseph Israel
Photo by B “Café con Leche” Gutierrez.

Joseph Israel wrapped up his tour in Fayetteville, AR. His last show was at George’s Majestic Lounge on Sunday, July 11th. He took a few minutes to answer some questions for BOT before he hit the stage that night along The Jerusalem Band. Check out the conversation after the break and stay tuned for a photo review of his show at George’s.

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A Conversation With… Andy Frasco

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A Conversation With... Andy Frasco
Photo by B “Café con Leche” Gutierrez.

Andy Frasco made his way back to Fayetteville, AR one more time before he goes into the studio to work on his next album. I was able to catch up with him for a few minutes before his show at George’s Majestic Lounge on July 11th. We talked about his new album, his experience opening for Jakob Dylan on June 23rd and about the music business for the independent artist. Read about our conversation after the break.

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On The Road With… Keller Williams

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 Keller Williams @ the Granada


On the afternoon before his February 5th gig in Dallas, Eggs and I were fortunate enough to spend a telephonic half hour talking to one of our favorite artists – Keller freakin’ Williams. The conversation touched on his upcoming releases (new Keels record AND a kids’ album!!), the String Cheese reunion, and his thoughts on Furthur… among MANY other topics of interest to Keller fans like us. It was quite a thrill to say the least, and was made even better due to a helluva performance that night in Dallas. We hope you enjoy the interview, and you should sound off in the comments section to assure Keller that he’ll pull big crowds at future Houston shows. Read on after the jump, and stay tuned for a full review of the show.

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On The Road With… The Sour Notes: Carrboro & Baltimore

4:24 am by

As we continue our On The Road series with Austin band, The Sour Notes, we check back in with documentarian Eric Morales. Eric brings us a nice recap of their time spent both on and off the road from Carrboro, NC all the way through their night off in Baltimore, MD. He’s quite the writer, and I’m happy to have his words, photos and video here on BOT – check out his On The Road tour diary after the jump.

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On The Road With… The Sour Notes: New Orleans & Atlanta

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The Sour Notes are now almost a full week into their winter tour, and have made the most out of it. With a day off, the band headed to New Orleans to take part in a bit of debauchery before departing for a show at Atlanta’s Drunken Unicorn. Photographer and videographer Eric Morales, who’s been on the road with the band documenting every step of the way, decided to send in words about their trip to The Big Easy. For the Atlanta stop, drummer Travis Hackett took a second stab at writing, and gives us a good write-up of their time in the city.

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On The Road With… The Sour Notes: Austin & Houston

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The Sour Notes are already a few days into their tour, with successful performances in Austin and Houston. For some reason, they’ve taken on a second responsibility, and humbly agreed to send in tour diaries, photos and videos of their time both on the road and off. They’ve brought videographer and photographer Eric Morales on the road to document their second tour, who has already provided some excellent footage from their stop at Rice University’s KTRU Radio earlier before their Houston performance. Drummer Travis Hackett took the first stab at writing, providing commentary on their New Year’s Eve performance in Austin at The Ghost Room. Frontman Jared Boulanger gave us the second round of words about their CD Release show in Houston at Rudyard’s Pub just down the street from BOT headquarters. You can check out both diary entries, and photos and video from Eric Morales after the jump.

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A Conversation with… That 1 Guy

4:07 am by

That 1 Guy and the Magic PipeAfter a few heady brews at the Continental Club, I settled in to catch That 1 Guy’s set. I hadn’t heard many of his songs at this point, yet the tune “This will be my last one tonight,” seemed vaguely familiar. As That 1 Guy jammed and sweated on his impressive and weird-ass looking instrument with a fury equal to that of a bassist at a hoedown in space, I realized there would be no encore. Sometimes in order to review a show, you have to actually see it.*

But I digress. The breakfast crew had a chance to catch That 1 Guy, better known to his friends, cohorts, and comped audience members as Mike Silverman.


T1G has an impressive background in classical bass, and it shows not only in his musical stylings, both on the record and live shows, but in how he creates the foundation of his in your face, dancy, um cacophonies? Over some beers and a bevy of groupies, the crew got some nuggets of musicality.

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