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Backstage At Bonnaroo In Photos

Here are some of the behind the scenes footage from XRT’s 10th year Backstage at Bonnaroo!

06/14/2015

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“I’d Heard About Bonnaroo For Years And Never Thought We’d Have The Chance Of It Happening” Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear Chat With XRT Backstage At Bonnaroo

A few years ago, Madisen Ward and his mother Ruth were playing music in coffee shops around Kansas City. Mixing in a few originals along with covers, the mother/son duo has come a long way […]

06/14/2015

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Britt Daniel Of Spoon Discusses They Want My Soul, Upcoming Taste Show, And More Backstage At Bonnaroo

Britt Daniel’s become somewhat of an (un)official XRT Correspondent over the past year. Whether it’s performing XRT Shows, Studio X appearances, or seeing him at Lollapalooza, he’s been a familiar face and voice to XRT […]

06/14/2015

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“I Felt Like The Kid That Just Started Playing Music” Gary Clark Jr. Looks To The Future While Reflecting On The Past Backstage At Bonnaroo [Listen]

Gary Clark Jr.’s the breed of musician that doesn’t need to be touring behind a record in order to get people to show up to see him. His talent on guitar is undeniable and is something that was recognized from a young age when Eric Clapton brought him to appear at the Crossroads Guitar Festival.

06/13/2015

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“You Can Hear Us Talking To Each Other Through The Instruments In A Way You May Not Have Heard Before.” Dawes Discuss Making New Music, But Sticking To Their Roots Backstage At Bonnaroo

Even though they were just in town a few days ago to perform at the Pritzker Pavilion, Taylor and Griffin of Dawes came by to chat with us Backstage at Bonnaroo.

06/13/2015

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Rhiannon Giddens Discusses Her Musical History, New Basement Tapes, And More Backstage At Bonnaroo

Rhiannon Giddens may have just released her debut solo record recently, but by no means does that make her a Bonnaroo rookie (Bonnarookie?).

06/13/2015

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Houndmouth Discuss “Sedona” Inspiration, An Unlikely Discovery, And More Backstage At Bonnaroo [Listen]

Houndmouth embraces the best of both worlds. From New Albany, IN, the band is just a hop, skip, and a jump away from both Chicago and Bonnaroo. Keyboardist Katie Toupin relayed this while speaking with Marty Lennartz Backstage at Bonnaroo saying this wasn’t her first time here. She said, “I came back in 2007, but now that I’ve played it I’m not sure I want to do it any other way.”

06/13/2015

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“There’s Only Two Or Three Festivals That Mean This Much To Us As Bonnaroo” Mumford & Sons Chat W/XRT Backstage At Bonnaroo

It’s not rare for a band to undergo a transformation. Whether it’s caused by the need stay creatively challenged or simply the desire to take things in a new direction, it’s a risk some artists aren’t willing to undergo. Staying with the status quo is the safe play and suggests to fans that they can expect the familiar sound that helped them fall in love with a band in the first place. For Mumford & Sons, they took what made them big and threw it right out the window.

06/12/2015

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Join Us Backstage At Bonnaroo, All Weekend Long

Spend this weekend with XRT at the 14th Annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.

06/11/2015

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Watch The LIVE Bonnaroo Webcast & Get Exclusive Coverage From XRT

Whether you couldn’t get the weekend off from work, or camping among 80,000 other festival goers just isn’t your bag, you’re one of the unfortunates not attending Bonnaroo this weekend. No worries, XRT and the […]

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