Bonnaroo Artist | Quaildogs
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | TBA
As we’ve been doing for the past several years now, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with as many bands as we can from Bonnaroo‘s impressive 2016 lineup. In addition to the main stage acts, we also want to be sure to give the Club Stage bands some love, so, for the remainder of our coverage, we’ll be doubling up with a second daily spotlight. They might be the smallest artists on Bonnaroo’s bill, but the Club Stage boasts 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 Quaildogs are a folk rock/americana band from Atlanta, whose roots date back to when guitarist Michael Barnhart and bassist Lee Berg were teenagers. The two played together a lot, performing at high school dances, house shows, and anywhere else they could, sparking a love for music and the industry. So they went on to their college and post-college lives, but kept the dream alive. They met current Quaildogs’ frontman Robert Josephs in 2011 and band was officially formed soon after. Hard times hung around the group and its members as they all struggled to maintain their musical ambitions with the realities of needing a paycheck. But, through years of perserverance to maintain a stable band lineup, it looks as if it is all about to pay off.
The group released their debut LP The Getting Old Factory in September of last year, a throwback to the 90’s alt-country sounds of Wilco, Son Volt, and Uncle Tupelo, and embodies a roots rock sound that has the millennial generation’s name written all over it. Fast driving singles like “Dance Like JFK” are sure to keep the crowd moving, while slow burners like “Texas” will give you a chance to catch your breath and appreciate. Head below to get familiar, and be sure to catch this group for their first Bonnaroo performance this summer.
LISTEN | “Dance Like JFK”
WATCH | “Texas” (Live at Outlaw Roadshow)