Bonnaroo Artist | Tim Baker & Adam Hogan of Hey Rosetta!
Bonnaroo History | 2012 as Hey Rosetta!
Stage & Time | Sonic Stage | Thursday | 5pm
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. In addition to main stage acts, we also want to be sure to give the Club Stage bands some love, so, for the next month or so, we’re adding a second daily spotlight. They might be the smallest artists on Bonnaroo’s bill, but the Club Stage bands some of the best and most exciting up and coming acts around. As with our main stage previews, we’ll start from the bottom and work our way up. Keep reading for your Bonnaroo Club Stage Band of the Day…
The last few club stage bands that we are going to focus on are a special first evening bill curated by the fine folks of Communion, and the first band on that bill is a stripped down set from Hey Rosetta!’s Tim Baker and Adam Hogan. Baker and Hogan are no rookies to the Roo having fronted their highly prolific Canadian folky alt-rock band Hey Rosetta! on the Farm in 2012. No word as to why the full band isn’t on the bill this year, but we aren’t complaining about the chance for an intimate performance to start off our Roo.
Hey Rosetta! formed in 2005 after multi-instrumentalist Tim Baker returned to his homeland of St. John’s Newfoundland, and began on the singer-songwriter circuit, but it was only a matter of time before the songs that were rumbling through Tim’s head required a more layered and complex sound. Enter some of the top musicians in the region (including lead guitarist Adam Hogan), and Hey Rosetta! became the band that we know today. Their high energy live show is always a fan favorite, and has landed them at festivals all over North America. So, what is this probable stripped down set going to sound like? We’ve left you with a taste of the full band, and a stripped down solo performance from Tim Baker at Roo in 2012. Based on these two alone, may be reason enough to circle yet another act on your Roo schedule this summer.
LISTEN | “Welcome”
WATCH | “Seventeen” (Live from Jam In The Van at Bonnaroo 2012)