TRIFESTA Music Festival

Birthed at the Gathering of The Juggalos, & a staple at Juggalo events! Now emerging at other festivals, & beyond. The Mankini is going global! MANKINI IS FOR THE PEOPLE!

Chris Fabritz

aka “Mankini” Character-Louder Than Life

Interviewed: 09-29-2019

A Louisiana based artist with an addiction to create.

Butch Von Dreaux

Artist/Owner Gallery X-Louder Than Life

Interviewed: 09-29-2019

Speaking from a platform cast in heavy metal power, hip-hop consciousness, & even a little reggae spirit, this Austin, TX. quintet urge for change through conveying a story that’s both personal & universal.

A.J. Channer

Lead Singer-Fire From the Gods-Heavy Metal Band-Louder Than Life

Interviewed: 09-29-2019

Take Me Home is a not for profit, volunteer-based foundation that has been saving the lives of homeless animals since 2001.

Their kind of honesty has solidified a bond between the Sick Puppies & their fans since day one. To date, their breakout 2nd full-length Tri-Polar has sold more than 500K albums, yielding 2 million single sales including the gold-certified “You're Going Down” as well as rock smashes “Maybe” “Riptide,” & “Odd One.”

Sick Puppies

Australian Rock Band-Louder Than Life

Interviewed: 09-29-2019

A garage rock band from Louisville, KY. Since their formation in 2014 these guys have been hanging out in basements, backyards, dismantled minivans, music festivals, & rock clubs, writing & performing loud melodic hook-laden rock songs.

Anemic Royalty

Garage Rock Band-Louder Than Life

Interviewed: 09-29-2019

Phil was a very close friend with Founder Brandon McGuinness, who sadly died at age 27 in 2007. Fuck Cancer - F C Cancer Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Visit the Fuck Cancer homepage to show your support at www.fuckcancer.org/

The Melvins, already known for their shattering mix of punk-meets-metal (including sludge & grunge). To date, they have released 27 original albums, numerous live full-lengths, & far too many to count singles & rarities.

Buzz Osbourne

Co-Founder-The Melvins (A Sludge/Alternative Metal, Grunge, & Punk Rock Band)-Louder Than Life

Interviewed: 09-28-2019

Checking in at 6-foot one & over 350 pounds, not to mention covered in tattoos, it’s impossible to ignore Jason “Jelly Roll” DeFord in a room & that’s before his booming country-twanged voice enters the conversation!

Jelly Roll

American Rapper-Louder Than Life

Interviewed: 09-28-2019

Crafting rock hooks with an emotive resonance beyond their years, the scrappy riff-rock trio made their major-label debut before they could legally buy booze!

JUNKBUNNY

Alternative Rock Band-Louder Than Life

Interviewed: 09-28-2019

Blending musical influences of Punk Rock, Irish Folk, Rock, & Hardcore into one loud, raucous, chaotic sound all their own, Dropkick Murphys sees its stage & microphone, & the audience, as one & the same.

Dropkick Murphys' Guitarist-Tim Brennan

Dropkick Murphys- A Celtic Punk Band-Louder Than Life

Interviewed: 09-28-2019

Danny Kiranos, better known to the masses as his musical counterpart Amigo The Devil, has been challenging the expectations of traditional folk, country music purists, & rock/extreme metal fans alike.

Amigo The Devil

Eclectic Musician- Louder Than Life

Interviewed: 09-28-2019

While forming Dead Posey, Danyell Souza & Tony F tapped into an intense creative chemistry while quietly working in the studio for nearly a year to hone in on their sound rather than diving into the live show circuit.

The Dead Poseys

Rock Duo- Louder Than Life

Interviewed: 09-27-2019

Braylyn Stewart, who creates under the artist name Resko, is a mural artist, tattoo artist & conceptual artist living & working in Louisville.

Braylyn Resko Stewart

Tatoo and Mural Artist- Louder Than Life

Interviewed: 09-27-2019

Phil Anselmo is an American musician best known as frontman of the heavy metal bands Pantera, Down & Superjoint.

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals

Heavy Metal Band- Louder Than Life

Interviewed: 09-27-2019

Pioneers of the big beat genre & innovators of 1990's electronica movement & now ambassadors of the American electronic sound. Once a duo-alongside now retired Ken Jordan, today The Crystal Method lives & breaths as a solo act with co-founder Scott Kirkland at the helm.

Scott Kirkland

Founder-The Crystal Method-Electronic Dance Music

Interviewed: 09-27-2019

A blistering Rock Duo known for their highly energetic live show & incredibly full sound owed to their exhaustive multi-tasking. Cody Bowles drums & sings, while Kevin Comeau plays guitar & plays keyboards with his feet.

Crown Lands

Blistering Rock Duo- Louder Than Life

Interviewed: 09-27-2019

Amanda has been a judge on Chopped, battled Bobby Flay on Iron Chef America, & competed for title of America’s Next Iron Chef. Her passion for food was fostered by everyone from her grandparents to her high school home economics teacher.

Amanda Freitag

Chef and Author- Bourbon & Beyond

Interviewed: 09-22-2019

Chef Rusty is the executive chef for Zac Brown Brand & host of the renowned pre-concert dinner party, the “Eat & Greet.” Rusty’s most recent accolade was securing a spot as a finalist on season 13 of Food Network Star while continuing to tour around the country with Zac Brown Band.

Rusty Hamlin

Chef and Restauranteur- Bourbon & Beyond

Interviewed: 09-22-2019

Winner of the Cochon 555 nose-to-tail competition, he was the Best New Chef award by Food & Wine magazine. In May 2014, he was honored with the James Beard Foundation award for Best Chef: Northeast, & named 2016 Massachusetts Exec. Chef of the Year.

Jamie Bissonnette

Chef and Restauranteur- Bourbon & Beyond

Interviewed: 09-22-2019

The New York Times called Fish “an impressive blues guitarist who sings with sweet power” & “one of the genre’s most promising young talents.”

Samantha Fish

Samantha Fish- Contemporary Blues Artist-Bourbon & Beyond

Interviewed: 09-21-2019

Born & raised in Los Angeles, CA., Brooke Williamson has carved out an impressive résumé full of leading roles & professional achievement, such as being the youngest female chef to ever cook at the James Beard House & winning Bravo’s “Top Chef” Season 14 in Charleston.

Brooke Williamson

Chef and Restauranteur- Bourbon & Beyond

Interviewed: 09-21-2019

A certified Executive Bourbon Steward, Reigler has lead bourbon tastings from Seattle to Savannah as well as tastings to benefit non-profit organizations including Locust Grove, the Falls of the Ohio Foundation, and Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill.

Susan Reigler

Author-“Kentucky Bourbon Country”- Bourbon & Beyond

Interviewed: 09-21-2019

Graham Elliot an award-winning chef, restaurateur, television personality & cookbook author. “Food to me, in one word, is ‘creativity’ or ‘expression.’ It’s simple, ‘This is who I am at this point in time, & this is what I want to cook for you.”

Graham Elliot

Chef, restauranteur, television personality and cookbook author- Bourbon & Beyond

Interviewed: 09-21-2019

Her deep love for farm life, as well as her many years working her family’s land, have given her invaluable insight into growing the wide variety of crops used in Jeptha Creed’s products. It has also inspired the distillery’s distinct ground-to-glass maxim.

Joyce Nethery

Co-Owner & Master Distiller- Jeptha Creed Distllery- Bourbon & Beyond

Interviewed: 09-20-2019

The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys have a passion for bluegrass, with a heavy touring schedule across the United States/ Europe & a recently signed record deal with the esteemed Rounder Records, the Boys are well on their way to becoming the quintessential bluegrass band of their generation.

C.J. Lewandowski

Founder & Bluegrass Musician- Po' Ramblin Boys-Bourbon & Beyond

Interviewed: 09-20-2019

Amythyst’s commanding stage presence is matched by her raw & powerful vocals—a deeply moving, hypnotic sound that stirs echoes of a distant & restless past.

Amythyst Kiah

Eclectic Musical Artist-Bourbon & Beyond

Interviewed: 09-20-2019

Matt is a frequent guest chef on The Today Show and has appeared on NBC’s The Chew and DirecTV’s Fantasty Zone

Matt Abdoo/Shane McBride

Chefs & Restauranteurs-Bourbon and Beyond

Interviewed: 09-20-2019

Chef Jose Salazar was born in Colombia South America & was raised in Queens NY. Chef Salazar got his start in restaurants as a bartender & waiter at some of New York’s hottest establishments.

Jose Salazar

Chef & Restauranteur-Bourbon & Beyond

Interviewed: 09-20-2019

Michael has been recognized as one of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs 2013, winner of Bravo’s Top Chef, and hosted the Travel Channel series 

Michael Voltaggio

American Chef & Restauranteur-Bourbon & Beyond

Interviewed: 09-20-2019

Pearl once again proves how she is every inch a rock chanteuse who seamlessly moves from vulnerable to guttural in one measure. 

Pearl

California Country Music Artist-Bourbon & Beyond

Interviewed: 09-20-2019

This KY. native creates country music with lyrics that pull from real-life experiences. This approach has garnered a lot of attention as Hannah was named to CMT’s Next Women of Country, as well as 1 of Rolling Stone’s “Artists to Watch.”

Hannah Ellis

Country Music Artist-Hometown Rising

Interviewed: 09-15-2019

Like the great American bands that came before them – new Broken Bow Records duo Everette doesn’t follow trends. Instead, the guys of Everette write what they live, weaving gritty tales of struggle and heartbreak alongside fun-loving stories of escapism & mischief.

Everette

Country Music Artists-Hometown Rising

Interviewed: 09-15-2019

So what do you do if you are an emerging female country artist in Nashville, & also happen to be the granddaughter of musical icon, Willie Nelson?

Raelyn Nelson

The Raelyn Nelson Band-Hometown Rising

Interviewed: 09-14-2019

IMAJ, is a multi-talented Country singer-songwriter, visual artist, novelist, actress & humanitarian. Born in Miami Beach, FL to a model mother & actor father, 80’s TV icon Philip Michael Thomas (Tubbs of Miami Vice).

IMAJ

Country Music Artist-Hometown Rising

Interviewed: 09-14-2019

The songwriting partnership between Bayliss & Cope continues to grow, mature & blossom. “Over time, you find out a person’s strengths and weaknesses, & it just happened to turn out his strengths are my weaknesses, & vice versa.”

The Steel Woods

Country Music Band-Hometown Rising

Interviewed: 09-14-2019

She knew that being a traveling troubadour & committing herself fully to music could be a dangerous choice. “In some ways, I wish I had done it sooner,” she says. “But I’m also glad I have the life experience to help fuel my songwriting & survive life on the road.”

Alice Wallace

Country Music Artist-Hometown Rising

Interviewed: 09-14-2019

“It’s been a tough road getting here & it’s taken longer than I would’ve liked, but I’ve always felt confident in setting & pursuing my goals. That work ethic is what drove me to learn how to play, & to go back out and play another show for ten people. Where I’m from, that’s just what you do—you work.”

Clare Dunn

Country Music Artist-Hometown Rising

Interviewed: 09-14-2019

His richly textured voice is capable of conveying the true emotion of a lyric. Guthrie has opened concerts for the likes of Ed Sheeran, & Selena Gomez, & has performed on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars as well as NBC’s Today Show & The Tonight Show.

Noah Guthrie

Country Music Artist-Hometown Rising

Interviewed: 09-14-2019

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