Backstage with space cowboy Garrett T. Capps

Twenty minutes before his show on TakeRoot festival, we had the chance talk to Garrett T. Capps. This cowboy from San Antonio, Texas, has been spicing up classic country music lately; with songs about hipsters, doom metal and 'San Antone'. Hey Garrett!

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Backstage at Rockit festival with GoGo Penguin

During Rockit festival, we had the opportunity to speak with GoGo Penguin's bass player Nick Blacka and pianist Chris Illingworth. The trio from Manchester is known for their interesting and jazz-transcending compositions. Some compare them to Aphex Twin, others to Debussy.

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Backstage with guitar legend Mark Stewart and Guitar Mash director – “Jamming is a sequence of happy accidents”

Are you going to the Guitar Mash this Sunday in New York? According to Mark Stewart - who is the artistic director of the event - jamming together is the magic we are born to experience. And we believe him! Mark is after all a multi-instrumentalist with years of experience.

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Backstage with upcoming star Mattiel

After an intense performance at TakeRoot festival at the Dutch venue De Oosterpoort, we had the pleasure of talking to upcoming diva Mattiel. With her raw voice and killer sound, she really knows how to mesmerize the crowd.

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Backstage with pianist Martin Kohlstedt

We watched pianist Martin Kohlstedt play an impressive live session at Welcome to the Village. After listening to the hypnotizing sounds of his set we couldn't just leave without asking Martin some questions about his views on playing piano, improvising and music in general.

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Backstage with Shame guitarist Eddie Green

After a killer session at Welcome to the Village festival in our home country, the Netherlands, we spoke with Eddie Green.

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The story behind the 3-string guitar that transforms kids into rock stars

It only has three strings and looks pretty darn awesome. A little while ago, Loog Guitars launched a very successful Kickstarter campaign for a series of ultimate beginner’s guitars, along with an app.

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Chordify Backstage:
Tom Strandberg

Becoming a musician is full of highs and lows. There are times when you’re nailing it, and there are other, frustrating times when you feel like giving up altogether. To give you a bit of inspiration, Chordify has gone to the pros for tips on how to persevere, conquer - and rock!

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Chordify Backstage:
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are an American indie band from New York City. Their name comes from an unpublished children's story of the same title and the band has released four albums in total. Their latest album, The Echo of Pleasure was released this month.

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D.A. Wallach “As artists, we create the cultural backdrop for everyone else who’s not an artist”

David-Andrew (D.A.) Wallach is a musician, entrepreneur, and investor. He is the former lead singer of the group Chester French, discovered by Kanye West and signed by Pharrell Williams.

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