Bonnaroo Artist | Cass McCombs
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | TBD
Just like last year and the year before, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with as many bands as we can from Bonnaroo’s impressive 2014 lineup. We’ll start from the bottom and work our way up, paying special attention to the smaller and lesser known acts on this year’s bill. Keep reading for your Bonnaroo Band of the Day…
Hailing from California, folk rocker Cass McCombs has produced no less than seven albums and an EP in his more than decade-long career. After initially honing his skills in New York, McCombs ultimately found his way back to the west coast, establishing a home base in San Francisco, following the events of 9/11, and shortly before his debut, Not the Way. A prolific streak of a releases and increasingly nomadic lifestyle followed, which led to McCombs sharing the stage with a wide variety of artists big and small from the worlds of folk, indie, and rock.
Cass’s songs have been covered by the likes of Bob Weir and The National, and now, the singer is poised to leverage his ever-growing buzz and musical versatility to make his Bonnaroo debut. His latest album, Big Wheel and Others, is a 22 song opus (but don’t call it a “double album”) of poppy, folk-infused, rock informed, psychedelic awesomeness, with elements of lo-fi and garage rock mixed in for good measure. Top to bottom, it’s worth heavy play. Purchase it here and be sure to catch Cass McCombs live on The Farm!
LISTEN | “There Can Be Only One”
WATCH | “Big Wheel” (Official Music Video)