Backstage with singer songwriter John Moreland

Singer-songwriter John Moreland flew over from Oklahoma, especially for TakeRoot festival. After an intense show in the main hall of Dutch venue De Oosterpoort we had the pleasure of speaking to him backstage. Read all about John's favorite chords, his first guitar, and the music industry.

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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 FOKN BOIS

So guys, what was the first instrument that introduced you to music?  M3NSA: "All of my friends and family played the piano. My both grandfathers were serious piano players; almost professional so to say. So, when I told my parents that I wanted to learn to play keys they both jumped on it.

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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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Monterey Pop – “The greatest pre-Woodstock rock music festival”

Jimi Hendrix sets fire to his guitar, The Who leaves no equipment undestroyed - Yeah man! Those were the days. Think about history’s first legendary rock festival and you’ll probably see a picture of Woodstock 1969 in front of your mind’s eye. But, there’s a precursor.

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Jam along with Dave Grohl’s PLAY – ‘The reward of putting effort in an instrument is to play’

Dave Grohl is one of the most diverse musicians in the rock business. He plays drums, guitar and is a pretty good singer. We know Grohl as drummer in Nirvana and of course as frontman of Foo Fighters. In his new project called "PLAY" we see that Grohl is even more skilled than we ever thought.

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