Bottlerock Napa Valley starts tomorrow. TOMORROW! For those in the know, Bottlerock has quickly become a staple on the summer music festival scene thanks to its eclectic lineup, chill atmosphere, and amazing food and wine. For the still uninitiated, it is highly recommended that you ask someone who’s attended in the past three years. Whether general admission, VIP or Platinum, the amenities, scenery, perfect weather, and incredible performances make for a truly unforgettable weekend.
Part of this upcoming weekend, which promises to be at least as unforgettable as previous years, a little Bluegrass band called The Brothers Comatose is scheduled to take to the absolutely massive Intel Stage for a 1:30 p.m. performance on Saturday that should not be missed. If you haven’t heard of this 5-piece powerhouse, you should get yourself acquainted. If you are a fan from way back, I figure I’ll see you on Saturday afternoon in front of the main stage. Either way, here’s a little interview to whet your appetite.
KF – So, Bluegrass from San Francisco; how did that come to happen?
TBC – Well it all started with a banjo left at our house when we were kids. From there we started down a wormhole, working our way back to the more traditional stuff. I also found lots of inspiration at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival – one of the best festivals around.
KF – How long has the band been together?
TBC – The band has been together for about 7 years now…touring for about 4.
KF – I’m imagining quite the melting pot as far as your shows go, what sort of crowd does the band tend to attract?
TBC – It’s really all over the map. We get some older folks that are into the more traditional stuff we do but in general I’d say our crowd is much younger – much of them in their 20’s and 30’s.
KF – What music/band/sounds influence The Brothers Comatose the most?
TBC – We all find inspiration in lots of different music, but my brother and I grew up on a healthy dose of classic rock – the Stones, Zeppelin, The Kinks and Credence. We like to channel that kind of feel in our music. And a lot of that stuff is directly linked to roots music…so it gets brought back full circle.
KF – Is there anything you want to share with fans (new or old) in advance of taking to the big stage at BottleRock Napa Valley?
TBC – This is really huge for us and we’re incredibly stoked….and a little nervous. I mean, we’re playing the same stage as Robert Plant…of Led “freaking” Zeppelin. That’s quite an honor. We’ll see you on Saturday!
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