Bonnaroo Artist | Reuben Bidez
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | Saturday | Who Stage | 2:00pm
As we’ve been doing for the past several years now, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with many of our favorites acts from from Bonnaroo‘s impressive 2017 lineup. As we dig through the entire schedule, we’ll highlight a spread of performers spanning across genres and stages, big and small, new and old, to bring you some of the most interesting, lesser-known, or most highly-reccomened among this year’s crop of artists. Though we’ll be jumping around, we’re loosely working our way through by day, and we’ll also be bringing you some special features and longer guides along the way, to help you plan your weekend before the fest. While these previews won’t span every performer, and might omit some more obvious must-see acts, we hope they’ll serve as a way to help you navigate Bonnaroo’s gargantuan lineup, and to make the most of your busy weekend on the farm!
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Hailing originally from the suburbs of Atlanta, folk rock singer-songwriter Reuben Bidez discovered a knack for guitar after landing a job at a local music store on a whim, and further honed his ability at church, before cutting his teeth as a songwriter while playing in rock bands in college. Initially making an effort to break into the Atlanta music scene, Bidez decided a few years back to make the move to Nashville to pursue music more seriously, and after a buzzy string of early songs, well-received shows all over town, and since the lauded release of his first EP, Turning to Wine, last year, he’s become a serious force in the local music landscape.
Channeling a vulnerable, resonant, earnest, and folky style, Reuben has a knack for crafting deeply personal and powerful songs both in a stripped down, solo capacity and with the help of a full backing band. He also performs in both configurations, and for his inaugural Bonnaroo outing, Saturday afternoon at the Who Stage, he’ll have the whole band in tow. An artist we’ve had our eye on for awhile, it’s time to get up to speed on Reuben Bidez, if you haven’t already.
LISTEN | “Learning to Love You”
WATCH | “Intruder” (Live)