This week Bric-a-Brac brought you Bonnaroo Legends. There’s nothing quite like seeing a piece of musical history being born. From The Dead to Jay Z to Bruce Springsteen, Bonnaroo has truly become legendary in it’s own right. There’s less than two months until we head back to the farm, and rest assured…the legends are waiting.
Bric-a-Brac Episode 4: Legends
Article: LEGEND HAS IT!
Legends from every genre of popular music – rock, folk, country, jazz, hip-hop, metal, punk, blues, bluegrass, soul, funk, and gospel – have performed at Bonnaroo over the years, treating both fans and artists to the thrill of enjoying some of the world’s most celebrated music down on the Farm. READ MORE HERE: Legend Has It
Article: Paul Is Dad
With Bonnaroo ’13 falling on Father’s Day weekend, what better way to celebrate great dads than with the legendary Paul McCartney? In a heartfelt tribute to Paul, Robert Burke Warren describes his own hardships growing up fatherless and how Paul McCartney has taken on the role of a “fantasy father” for him. Delve into their story here: Paul is Dad
Video: Interview with the Beach Boys
Article: Leading Ladies
You can draw a line from Bonnie Raitt to Cat Power and Trixie Whitley. Or from Emmylou Harris to the Lumineers or Sonic Youth and Patti Smith to Bjork and St. Vincent. The lineage of exciting, innovative women artists continues to astound and extend. Which of the numerous women who will be attacking the stage at Bonnaroo 2013 are you most excited to see? Read the full article here: Leading Ladies
Article: Southern Man: Tom Petty
“It never struck me that I might play or perform. I just wanted to listen. It wasn’t until the Beatles that there was a real bolt of lightning to the brain: “Oh, a self-contained band.” They had the singers and the band all in one thing. Then, the kids around the neighborhood would talk about “let’s form a group and be like the Beatles.” It looked to me like a really good job. They were obviously young and in charge of their own lives.”
Take a glimpse into the life of rocker and Bonnaroo Legend Tom Petty here: Southern Man: Tom Petty
Video: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Learning to Fly
Article: Day of the Dead
“I’m very pleased that the whole concept of ‘festival’ is still viable,” says Phil Lesh. “It’s probably the best way to really enjoy music, because you can go there and spend a weekend, and you’re not worried about going to work or getting home. You can camp out and relax and have a good time and immerse yourself in the music. That was the spirit we always tried to evoke at Grateful Dead shows.” Channel The Dead and read the interview here: Day of the Dead
Playlist: Bonnaroo Legends