Exclusive Bonnaroo Interview: Two Gallants

A few years back, Andy Hull sent us a hand-written transcription of an interview Luke had passed along to him and we each sat around our computer screens in awe of how cool it turned out. As soon as we published it, we received a great deal of feed back from fans of the band thanking us for presenting an interview in such a unique format. However, it was completely a product of someone else’s creativity and we were fortunate enough to be the recipients. 

Fast forward and we’re getting ready to head to cover Bonnaroo and begin discussing fun ways to interview the bands we’d lined up to talk with. Building on Andy’s original post, we picked up a moleskin and wrote out the things we were curious about from each band. 

I think it caught a few bands off guard, but everyone had fun with the interviews. The non-traditional manner of the project was as exciting for us as it was for them and I can’t wait to share the other features. 

Interview with Two Gallants

Interview with Two Gallants

Two Gallants was the last band I was able to talk with while at Bonnaroo, though we have a couple of other interviews post-festival that will be up shortly. My brother introduced me to the duo in 2006 and at that time I hand’t heard anything like them. What The Toll Tells remains one of my favorite albums of the past decade, though the bands newest release, The Bloom and The Blight, documents their continued growth and dedication to their craft and quickly worked its way up my “most played” list.

Adam and Tyson had just finished playing to a few thousand people at the festival when we spoke mid-day Saturday. 2013 marked the bands second performance on the farm and one they described as being “more entertaining and tolerable” compared to other large events.

I would assume the answer to the third question asked is “fireman” and not “burning house”.

Interview with Two Gallants

Interview with Two Gallants

Only one of us has decent hand writing, but do your best.

Interview with Two Gallants

Interview with Two Gallants

“That happiness is a conviction and darkness is only what you make it”

Cover photo courtesy of TwoGallants.com

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