This section features interviews that have appeared in iProng Magazine, teen writing magazine Teen Ink, Atlanta-based dance music magazine Lunar Magazine,, The Vignette, GoNOLA, InvadeNOLA, and TeenStar (The teen section of The Kansas City Star). I have also included interviews from the Sunday Jam and New Orleans Voices podcasts.


311 (Featured in The Vignette)

12th Planet (Completed 8/5/11) (Featured in The Vignette)

Adam Levy (Completed 5/20/10)

After Funk (Featured on The Bottleneck website)

AJ Niland (Co-founder of the Hangout Music Festival) (Featured on Bands That Jam)

ALO (Featured in The Vignette) (Completed on 1/15/12)

Alexis Marceaux (Completed 3/13/10) (Featured on

Ambassadors (Featured in The Vignette)

Amber Rubarth (Completed 1/3/10)

Andrew Duhon (Completed 3/14/10)

Anna Nalick (Featured in TeenStar 12/8/05) (Completed 12/3/05)

Annie Nightingale (Completed 11/10/04) (Volume XX- Issue 5) (Featured in TeenStar 8/25/05)

Bassh (Featured on the CrossroadsKC website)

Bassnectar (Featured in The Vignette) (Completed 8/1/11)

Bear Hands

BeatauCue (Featured in The Vignette) (Completed 11/29/11)

The Bellys (Completed 3/14/10)

Ben Grimes (of The Golden Republic) (Completed 10/21/04)

Benjy Davis (Songwriter/guitarist for the Benjy Davis Project) (Completed 7/1/09)

Benny Benassi (Volume XIX-Issue 6) (Featured in The Vignette) (Completed 11/3/03)

Bernie Worrell (Completed 1/5/10)

Big Gigantic (Featured on the Crossroads KC website)

Bill Kreutzmann (The Grateful Dead/7 Walkers) (Completed 3/8/11) (Featured on Bands That Jam)

Bill Payne (Keyboardist for Little Feat) (Completed 05/15/14) (Featured on Bands That Jam)

Blue Orleans (Featured on the CrossroadsKC website)

The Blue Party (Completed on 3/12/10) (Featured on

The Blue Party (Featured in The Vignette)

Boats (Completed 11/13/12)

Bob Schneider (Completed 9/13/04) (Featured in TeenStar 9/1/05)

Bob Weir (The Grateful Dead/Furthur/RatDog)

Booty Trove (Completed 3/13/10) (Featured on

Borgore (Featured in The Vignette)

Brad Hargreaves (drummer/percussionist for Third Eye Blind) (Completed 8/19/09)

Brian Rosenworcel (Drummer/percussionist for Guster) (Completed 6/8/05)

Brendan Bayliss (Guitarist for Umphrey’s McGee) (Completed 9/21/10) (Featured

Brother Ali (Featured in iProng Magazine, Issue #49, Page 37 09/22/09) (Completed 8/26/09)

Bruce Hornsby (Featured on

Butch Trucks (Featured on

Butterfly Boucher (Featured in TeenStar 9/10/04) (Completed 7/13/04)

Carmel O’Farrell (Ahead of her 99th Umphrey’s McGee show) (Completed 8/16/14)

Caroline Glaser (Featured on the Bottleneck website)

Cen’C Love (Featured on 1/21/11)

Chad Staehly (Keyboardist for the Hard Working Americans) (Featured on


Chloe Pelletier

Chris Collins (Featured on the CrossroadsKC website)

Christian Wrisner (Guitarist and vocalist for the Yotes) (Featured on the CrossroadsKC website)

Col. Bruce Hampton (Ret.) (Featured on

Coral Creek (Featured on The Bottleneck website)

Craig Honeycutt (for the Creative Visions Foundation) (Completed 8/10/09)

Citizen Cope (Completed 2/1/05) (Featured in TeenStar 8/18/05)

Cody Dickinson (Drummer/guitarist for the North Mississippi Allstars/Hill Country Revue) (Completed 6/11/09)

The Congress (Featured on the 4 Peaks Music Festival website)

Crash (of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)

Dan Deacon (Featured in The Vignette)

Danny Rampling (Completed 7/28/10)

Darwin Deez

Dave Malone (Raw Oyster Cult/The Radiators) (Featured on

Dave Pearce (Completed 9/26/05)

Dave Wallace (of Aquasky) (Completed 11/8/04)

Derek Trucks (Guitarist for the Tedeschi Trucks Band/Allman Brothers Band) (featured in Gambit Weekly)

Dessa Darling (of Doomtree) (Featured in The Vignette)

Dirty Heads (Featred in The Vignette)

DJ Alfredo (Completed 8/12/10)

DJ Hyper (Completed 11/15/04)

DJ Icey (Completed 5/10/04) (Featured in TeenStar 6/11/04)

DJ Star Eyes (Featured on

Dirty Ghosts (Featured in The Vignette)

Earphunk (Featured on the Groove Music and Arts Festival)

Eddie Money (Completed 8/14/14)

Eddie Temple-Morris (Host of the Remix on XFM) (Completed 7/13/10)

Ed Volker (Featured on

Ed Williams (Featured on

Eleanor Friedberger (Featured on the Bottleneck website)

Emaydee (Featured on the Strange Music blog)

Evan Hawkins (Lead singer/guitarist for Through the Roots) (Featured on The Bottleneck website)

Ewan Pearson (Completed 6/9/04) (Now featured in Lunar Magazine)


Fall Out Boy (TeenStar group interview) ( Completed 6/23/05)

Femi Kuti (Featured on

Fishbone (Featured on the CrossroadsKC website)

Fred Tackett (of Little Feat) (Featured on

Fitz and the Tantrums (Featured in The Vignette)

The Floozies (Featured on the Crossroads KC website)

Flow Tribe (Completed 3/13/10)

Flow Tribe (Featured on

Freelance Whales (Completed 8/18/10)

Fruition (Featured in The Vignette)

Futurebirds (Featured in The Vignette)

Futurebirds (Featured on the Phases of the Moon Music and Arts Festival website)

Fred Trophy (Big Light) (Completed 6/9/09)

Freelance Hellraiser (Volume XIX-Issue 7) (Completed 12/1/03)

Frogleg (Featured on The Bottleneck website)

FSTZ (Featured in The Vignette)

Fury Things (Featured on the CrossroadsKC website)

Future Rock (Featured in The Vignette)

Gardens & Villa (Featured in The Vignette)

Getter (Featured on the CrossroadsKC website)

Grace Potter (Featured in The Vignette) (Completed 7/30/10)

The Greeting Committee

Glasgow (Completed 3/14/10)

Girl Talk Featured in The Vignette) (Completed 10/1/08)

Givers (Completed 3/12/10) (Featured on

Glass Animals

Glitch Mob


Grace Askew

Greensky Bluegrass (Featured on the Bottleneck’s website)

Guitar Shorty (Featured in The Vignette)

Hank Wiedel (Drummer for Captiva) (Featured on the CrossroadsKC website)

Harrison Stafford (Groundation) (Completed 09/04/09)

Haunted Summer (Featured on the Bottleneck website)

Here We Go Magic (Completed 8/22/10)

High in One Eye (Completed 3/12/10)

The Hip Abduction (Featured on The Bottleneck website)

Holiday Mountain (Featured on the Utopiafest website)

Honey Island Swamp Band (Featured on the Crossroads KC website)

Horace Moore (Archivist for Widespread Panic) (Featured on Bands That Jam)

The Hornitz (Featured on The Bottleneck website)

The Hunts (Featured on the CrossroadsKC website)

Hymn For Her (Featured in The Vignette)

Ian Neville (Featured on

Ian Van Dahl (Completed 12/4/03)

Ian Weigert (Completed 12/5/09)

Ice Cube (Featured in Teen Ink) (Completed 1/05)

IVORY BLACK (Featured on the CrossroadsKC website)

Jamie Laurie (Flobots) (Featured on The Bottleneck website)

Jaimoe (The Allman Brothers Band) (Featured on Bands That Jam)

Jason Hann (Featured in The Vignette)

Jason Isbell (Completed 7/13/09) (Featured in The Vignette)

Jean-Luc Ponty (Featured in The Vignette) (Completed 8/25/11)

Jeff Austin (Featured on

Jeff Coffin (Saxophone player for Jeff Coffin’s Mu’tet, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, and Dave Matthews Band) (Completed 08/26/09)

Jeff Miller (Guitarist for New Monsoon) (Completed 6/16/09)

JEFF the Brotherhood (Featured in The Vignette)

Jen Sygit (Completed 2/3/11)

Jesse Bartmess (Keyboardist for Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type/Sinple)

Jes Brieden (of Motorcycle) (Completed 5/21/04)

Jessica Harp (Completed 4/10/05) (Featured in TeenStar 5/12/2005) (Featured in the September 2005 issue of Teen Ink)

Jimmy Herring (Guitarist for Widespread Panic/The Ringers)

JJ Grey (JJ Grey and Mofro) (Completed 4/15/11) (Featured on

Joesph Zigaboo Modeliste (Drummer for the Meters/the Meter Men) (Featured on

John Averill (Bassist for MarchFourth) (Featured on the CrossroadsKC website)

John Digweed (Completed 8/24/11) (Featured in The Vignette)

John Michael Rouchell (Featured on

John Scofield (Featured on Bands That Jam)

JoJo Hermann (Keyboard player for Widespread Panic/Missing Cats/JoJo’s MoJo Mardi Gras Band) (Completed 8/12/09) (Featured on

Jonquil (Featured in The Vignette)

Josh Charles (Completed 7/29/09)

Joshua Allen (of Various Blonde) (Featured on the CrossroadsKC website)

The Joy Formidable (Featured in The Vignette)

JP Nowak (Drummer for Cornmeal) Featured in The Vignette) (Completed 6/9/10)

J Roddy Walston and the Business

June Yamagishi (Guitarist for Papa Grows Funk) (Featured on

Just A Band (Featured in The Vignette) (Completed 1/5/12)

Kangaroo Knife Fight (Featured on the Crossroads KC website)

Karl Denson (Saxophone player for the Greyboy Allstars/Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe) (Completed 2/1/08)

Karl Denson (Featured on the Groove Music and Arts Festival website)

Kaskade (Featured in The Vignette)

Kate Cosentino

Keller Williams (Featured in The Vignette)

Kelly Hansen (Lead singer for Foreigner) (Featured in The Vignette)

Kerry Hayes

Kevin O’Day (Drummer Midnite Disturbers) (Featured on

KOPECKY (Featured on the Wakarusa website)

Kris Meyers (Drummer for Umphrey’s McGee) (Completed 8/11/05)

Kyle Hollingsworth (Keyboardist for the String Cheese Incident) (Completed 7/30/04)

Lacey-Lee Evin (Keyboardist for Lillix) (Completed 7/29/04)

Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Featured in The Vignette)

Laidback Luke (Completed 7/24/10)

Larry Keel (Featured on Bands That Jam)

The Lee Boys (Featured on Bands That Jam)

Leftover Salmon

Light Music  (Featured on the CrossroadsKC website)

Linear Symmetry (Featured on the CrossroadsKC website)

Liz Phair (Completed 4/2/04)

The Local Skank (Completed 3/11/10) (Featured on

Lou Barlow (Completed 5/24/10)

Lovelife (Completed 9/25/14)

Marcia Ball (Featured on

Marc Broussard

Marco Benevento (Completed 09/04/09)

Mark Pirro (Bassist for The Polyphonic Spree) (Completed 2/23/05

Mark Wilkinson (Dab Hands) (10/6/04) (Now featured in Lunar Magazine)

Markus Schulz

Martin Sexton (Completed 9/18/05) (Featured in TeenStar 8/25/05)

Martin Sexton (Featured on the Phases of the Moon Music and Arts Festival website)

Matisyahu (Featured on the Crossroads KC website)

Megafauna (Completed 3/14/10)

Me Like Bees (Featured on the Crossroads KC website)

Michael Tipton (Found A Job) (Featured on the CrossroadsKC website)

Michael Travis (The String Cheese Incident/EOTO) (Featured on

Mickey Hart (the Grateful Dead/Mickey Hart Band)

Mike Doughty (Featured on Bands That Jam)

Mike Gordon (Bassist for Phish) (Completed 2/24/11) (Featured on

Mike Love (Featured on The Bottleneck website)

Mike Mattison (Vocalist for the Derek Trucks Band/Tedeschi Trucks Band) (Featured in The Vignette)

Mindy Smith (Featured in the September 2004 issue of Teen Ink) (Featured in TeenStar 7/2/04) (Completed 6/16/04)

Mingo Fishtrap (Featured on the Phases of the Moon Music and Art Festival website)

Miranda Lambert (Featured in The Vignette) (Completed 3/26/12)


Mix Master Mike (Completed 12/3/2004)

moe. (Featured in The Vignette)

Monsoon (Featured on 7/22/10)

The Motet

Mountain Standard Time (Featured on the Groove Music and Arts Festival website)

The Mowgli’s

My Chemical Romance (TeenStar group interview) (Completed 6/23/05)

Mylo (Completed 7/5/05) (Featured in TeenStar 9/29/05)

The Mynabirds

MyNameIsJohnMichael (Completed 3/13/10)

Natalie Cressman (Featured on Bands That Jam)

Nate Russ (Lead singer/songwriter for fun.) (Featured in The Vignette) (Completed 4/23/10)

Neon Indian (Featured in The Vignette) (Completed on 2/9/12)

Nicholaus Arson (Guitarist for the Hives) (Completed 12/3/04)

Nurses (Featured in The Vignette) (Completed 1/4/12)

Norah Jones (Completed 2/23/04)

Not a Planet (Featured on the CrossroadsKC website)

OK Go (Featured in the March 9th, 2010 issue of Beatweek Magazine, pages 25-27)

Orgone (Featured in The Vignette)

Orgone (Featured on the Groove Music and Arts Festival website)

P.O.S. (Featured in the March 9th, 2010 issue of Beatweek Magazine, pages 9-13)

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart (Featured in The Vignette)

Patrick J. Whyntie (Promoter of the Heatwave Festival) (Featured on the Strange Music blog) (Completed 1/5/12)

Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers) (Completed 4/20/09)

Paul Oakenfold (Completed 9/21/04) (Now featured in Lunar Magazine)

Pink Royal (Featured on the CrossroadsKC website)

Plump DJs (Completed 5/10/04) (Now featured in Lunar Magazine)

Polecat (Featured on the 4 Peaks Music Festival website)

Pumpkin (Completed 3/14/10)

Pursuit Grooves (Completed 7/14/10)

Quiet Corral (Featured in The Vignette)

R/D (Featured in The Vignette)

Rachel Mallin and the Wild Type (Featured on the CrossroadsKC website)

The Ragbirds (Featured on The Bottleneck website)

Ranch Ghost (Featured on the Utopiafest website)

The Revivalists (Featured on the Phases of the Moon Festival website)

Robert Randolph (Guitarist for Robert Randolph and the Family Band) (Featured in TeenStar 2/9/06)

Rob Squires (Bassist for Big Head Todd & the Monsters) (Completed 9/4/04) (Featured in TeenStar 1/14/06)

Robert Walter (Keyboardist for the Greyboy Allstars/Robert Walter’s 20th Congress)(Completed 6/4/10)

Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. (Washboard/accordion player for Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. and the Zydeco Twisters) (Completed 7/25/09)

Roland Tings

Rolling Foliage (Featured on The Bottleneck website)

Royal Teeth (Featured on

Rumpke Mountain Boys (Featured on the Phases of the Moon Music and Arts Festival website)

Satsang (Featured on The Bottleneck website)

Savant (Featured on the Global Dance Festival Midwest Facebook Page)

SAVOY (Featured on the Wakarusa website)

Sam Holt (Guitarist for Outformation) (Completed 7/8/09)

Scott Kirkland (of The Crystal Method) (Volume XX-Issue VI) (Featured in TeenStar 11/11/04) (Completed 3/21/04)

Secret Someones

Shannon McNally (Completed 5/18/10) (Featured in The Vignette)

Silent Cinema (Completed 3/14/10)

Simon Balthazar (Vocalist/songwriter for Fanfarlo) (Completed 6/28/09)

Skydyed (Featured on The Bottleneck website)

Sky Smeed (Featured on The Bottleneck website)

Skye Sweetnam (Completed 7/7/04)

Slangston Hughes (Completed 8/14/09)

Sleepy Sun (Featured in The Vignette)

Slightly Stoopid (Completed 6/1/10) (Featured on Bands That Jam)

Slum Village (Featured on the Bottleneck website)

The Sluts (Featured on the Bottleneck website)

Sondre Lerche (Volume XIX-Issue 3) (Completed 8/14/03)

Steamboat Bandits (Featured on the Bottleneck website)

Steve Aoki (Featured in The Vignette) (Completed 1/31/12)

Steve Gorman (Drummer for Trigger Hippy/The Black Crowes) (Featured on the Wakarusa Festival website)

Sublime with Rome (Featured on the CrossroadsKC website)

Sunglasses (Completed 7/15/10)

Sun Club

Sun Hotel (Completed 3/12/10)

Tad Kinchla (Bassist for Blues Traveler) (Completed 9/24/12)

Tara Nevins (Completed 6/21/11) (Featured on Bands That Jam)

Tea Leaf Green (Featured on the Groove Music Festival website)

Ted Sirota


That 1 Guy (Featured in The Vignette)

The Bloody Beetroots (Completed 9/20/10)

Tim Reynolds (Guitarist for the Dave Matthews Band/TR3)

Tiny Moving Parts

Tom Constanten (Featured on Bands That Jam)

Tommy Benedetti (Drummer for John Brown’s Body) (Completed 1/11/10)

Tommy Stinson (Bassist for The Replacements/Guns N’ Roses) (Featured on Bands That Jam)

Toubab Krewe (Featured on the Phases of the Moon Music and Arts Festival website)

Trampled By Turtles (Featured on the CrossroadsKC website)

Trampled By Turtles (Featured on the CrossroadsKC website)

Trampled By Turtles (Featured on the Mulberry Mountain Harvest Music and Arts Festival website)

Trevor Hall (Completed 7/22/10)

Tristan Prettyman (Completed 4/24/08)

Truckstop Honeymoon (Featured in The Vignette)

Ume (Featured in The Vignette)


Vacationer (Featured in The Vignette)

Vela (Featured on The Bottleneck website)

Victor Wooten (Featured on Bands That Jam)

Vox and the Hound (Completed 3/13/10)

Walker Lukens (Completed 11/30/16)

Warren Haynes (Guitarist for the Allman Brothers Band/Gov’t Mule) (Completed on 4/10/14) (Featured on

Wolf Gang


Yonder Mountain String Band (Featured on the Harvest Festival website)

Young the Giant (Featured in The Vignette)

Yo Majesty (Completed 3/9/11) (Featured in The Vignette)

Ziggy Marley

ZZ Ward

New Orleans Voices

Joe Krown (Completed 6/11/09)

Andre Bohren (Drummer for Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes) (Completed 6/16/09)

Russell Batiste Jr. (Drummer for the Funky Meters/PBS/Joe Krown Trio/Russell Batiste and Friends/Orkestra from da Hood) (Completed 6/19/09)

Lumar LeBlanc (Snare drummer Soul Rebels Brass Band) (Completed 7/16/09) (Featured on

Matt Miller (Co-director of Ya Heard Me) (Completed 7/19/09)

Cyril Neville (Vocalist/Percussionist for the Neville Brothers/The Wild Tchoupitoulas Mardi Gras Indians/Cyril Neville and Tribe 13) (Completed 7/22/09) (Featured

Roger Lewis (Baritone and soprano saxophonist for the Dirty Dozen Brass Band/Treme Brass Band) (Completed 7/23/09)

Billy Iuso (Singer/songwriter-guitarist for Billy Iuso and the Restless Natives/101 Runners) (Completed 10/7/09) (Featured on

Fatter Than Albert (Completed 10/31/09) (Featured on

Trixie Minx (Founder/Artistic Director Fleur de Tease) (Completed 11/15/09) (Featured on

Blair (Completed 1/12/10) (Featured on (Featured in the book “Once Upon an Ever After”)

Natalie Mae (Completed 1/26/10)

Dan Baum (Author Nine Lives) (Completed 2/24/10)

The Revivalists (Featured on

Jason Berry (Co-author Up From the Cradle of Jazz)

Big Rock Candy Mountain (Completed 5/7/10) (Featured in InvadeNOLA 6/11/10)

George Porter Jr. (Bassist the Meters/The Funky Meters/PBS/George Porter Jr’s Runnin’ Pardners) (Completed 5/24/10) (Featured on

Anders Osborne (Completed 8/25/10) (Featured on


John “Papa” Gros (Keyboardist/organist for Papa Grows Funk) (Featured

Jon Cleary (Featured on

Jeff Duncan (Saints beat writer for the Times- Picayune) (Featured on

Kermit Ruffins (Completed 12/21/10) (Featured on

Mark Mullins (Trombone player for Bonerama) (Completed 12/21/10)

Theryl Houseman deClouet (Featured on

Theresa Andersson (Featured on

Jimmy Messa (Bassist for the Subdudes) (Featured on

Stanton Moore (Drummer for Galactic/Garage A Trois/Stanton Moore Trio) (Completed 2/1/11) (Featured on

Gal Holiday (Featured on

Margie Perez (Featured on

Leo Nocentelli (Guitarist for The Meters/Leo Nocentelli and The Meters Experience)(Completed 2/20/11) (Featured on

Dave Malone (Guitarist for The Radiators) (Completed 3/5/11) (Featured

Brian Stoltz (Guitarist for the Funky Meters/PBS/The Neville Brothers) (Completed 3/9/11) (Featured on

Jimmy Carpenter (Featured on

Mr. Mena (Partners-N-Crime) (Featured on

Harry Shearer (Featured on

Terence Blanchard (Featured on

Quintron (Featured on

Rick Farman (Co-founder of Superfly Presents Productions) (Featured on

Dave Clements (owner of Snake and Jake’s) (Featured on

Robert Mercurio (Bassist for Galactic/Good Enough For Good Times) Featured (Completed 6/17/11)

Big History (Featured on

Ricky B

DJ Soul Sister

Joe Ashlar

John Michael Rouchell 

The Revivalists

Michael Doucet (Fiddle player for BeauSoleil)


Lewis Black (Volume XIX-Issue 5) (Featured in TeenStar 12/16/04) (Completed 9/14/03)

Larry the Cable Guy (Featured in TeenStar 4/28/05) (Completed 11/11/04)

Ron White (Completed 5/10/04)

Dane Cook (Completed 7/10/04)

Jim Gaffigan (Completed 1/20/05)

Greg Proops (Completed 1/18/10)


Sarah Hughes (Olympic Gold Medallist –Figure Skating) (Completed 1/31/05)

Jonny Moseley (Olympic Gold Medallist-Freestyle Mogals) (Completed 8/25/04)


Dave Barry (Volume XX-Issue II) (Completed 2/6/04)

Interesting Careers

Ed Droste (Co-Founder of Hooters) (Completed 10/11/04)

Hannah Garrison (Co-Founder of Wear Your Music) (Completed 1/6/10)

Kay Barnes (Mayor of Kansas City) (Volume XIX-Issue 9) (Completed 1/30/04)

Julie Cox (Face Reader) (Completed 8/15/04)

Kirk West (Founder Allman Brothers Band Museum) (Completed 7/15/09)

Molly Munyan (Balloon artist)

Nicole Leth (Founder of Sex + Ice Cream)

Aurelia Gyldenscale (Professional mermaid)


Jason Kronenwald (Completed 6/11/04)

Denzil Hurley (Completed 1/26/04)

Wes Freed (Completed 10/22/09)

Scramble Campbell (6/22/10)

A. Bitterman (Featured in The Vignette)

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