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Bonnaroo 2011 | Friday Interviews & Performances from Givers, Decemberists, Jessica Lee Mayfield and More

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On the second day of Bonnaroo, I got to see some amazing bands including Ray LaMontagne, Matt & Kim, Atmosphere, Big Boi, Ratatat and more.  I also got to change to check out some recorded performances and interviews from Louisana's Givers (Tiffany from Givers with me pictured above), Jessica Lea Mayfield, Decemberists, Ray LaMontagne and Warren Haynes.

Givers Performing in The Bonnaroo Backstage Studios (Photo Provided By Music Allies)

I have been writing about Givers since last September. The band from Lafayette, Louisiana has been causing a stir with their unique blend of Zydeco, soul, and rock.  Check out the interview with the band and then their performance of their song "Saw You First." Their debut album is out now on Glassnote Records.

Givers Interview at Bonnaroo

Givers - "Saw You First" (Recorded live in the Bonnaroo Backstage Studios)

Jessica Lee Mayfield Performing in the Bonnaroo Backstage Studios (Photo Provided by Music Allies)

Next up is the singer/songwriter Jessica Lee Mayfield from Ohio. I first caught her perform live at SXSW and was blown away by her unique voice and songwriting.  Her latest album was produced by Dan Auerbach (1/2 of The Black Keys).  Listen to the interview and her performing two songs: "Our Hearts Are Wrong" and "Somewhere In Your Heart."

Jessica Lee Mayfield - Interview

Jesscia Lee May Field - "Our Hearts Are Wrong" & "Somewhere In Your Hearts" (performed live in the Bonnaroo Backstage Studios)

Decemberists Performing Live In Bonnaroo Backstage Studios (Photo Provided By Music Allies)

Decemberists also performed on Friday, but before they went on the stage, they headed to the Bonnaroo Backstage Studios for an interview and short performance. Listen to them perform "Down By The Old Main Drag" and "This Is Why We Fight," which can be heard on 88Nine RadioMilwaukee.

Decemberists - Interview

Decemberists - "Down By The Old Main Drag" & "This Is Why We Fight"


Ray LaMontagne made an apperance in the Bonnaroo Back Stage Studios to perform his song "Blue Canadien Rockies." Take a listen to the song below.

Ray LaMontagne - "Blue Canadien Rockies" (Recorded Live at the Bonnaroo Backstage Studios)

Warren Haynes Performing Live in Bonnaroo Backstage Studios (Photo Provided By Music Allies)

Vocalist and songwriter for Gov't Mule and long-time member of the Allman Brothers Warren Haynes stopped by the studios to perform a few tunes and to do an interview before is show later that day.

Warren Haynes - Interview

Warren Haynes - "Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday" (Recorded Live In The Bonnaroo Backstage Studios)