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The Backseat Lovers on Growing into a Festival Band, Technical Difficulties and All

Season 5, Episode 21 July 9, 2022 21m

Brad SteinerBarry CourterLord Taco

The What Podcast wraps up their three-part interview series from Bonnaroo 2022 with The Backseat Lovers.

The Utah indie outfit joined Barry and Lord Taco immediately following their This Tent set on Saturday. Though their set had been delayed because of technical difficulties, The Backseat Lovers hit the stage with a fury and easily won the crowd over.

The quartet talk about what it's like when things don't go as planned, playing festivals, and even tease new music. Listen to the whole episode now, or watch the interview straight from The Farm over at Consequence.

If you missed it, don't forget to check out The What Podcast's full recap of Bonnaroo 2022, as well as interviews with CHVRCHES and Briston Maroney. You can also see what you might have missed at Bonnaroo by catching The Backseat Lovers on their summer tour by grabbing tickets here.

Topics: Bonnaroo, The Backseat Lovers

Guests: Joshua Harmon, Jonas Swanson, KJ Ward, Juice Welch


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The What Podcast is a weekly podcast by two veterans of the entertainment media universe with a passion for live music and music festivals. They came together over a love of Bonnaroo and found out pretty quickly that they are not alone. In fact, since launching in 2018, they found kindred spirits all over the world who also love the vibe found only at music festivals. Each week they share their own stories and opinions, but they also dig deeper and talk to the musicians and industry insiders who make the magic happen.

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