The Untitled Interview #156 – Hopscotch Edition: Starring Dylan Shumaker (Woodsman)

If there’s one thing I love, it’s going to a new festival for the first time. And this weekend yours truly shall be heading down to Raleigh for some serious festival goodness in the form of Hopscotch. With a varied, all sorts of awesome lineup, I have no doubt this weekend will be a hot diggity dog dandy. I tracked down some of the most interesting out-of-town prospects playing Hopscotch this year to get their collective take on the joy of fests.

It's not that the gentlemen of Woodsman were born in the wrong time, necessarily. Moreso that they could easily be a part of a scene long gone. The Denver dudes deal a sort of prog-psych-jam card, loud and layered and more than a little kooky. Which, as you know, means I love that thing they do. All this and a drummer that references The Big Lebowski? That Dylan Shumaker's a man after my own heart, y'all.

Fuzzy Logic: How are you getting to Hopscotch: plane, train, or automobile
Dylan Shumaker: Submarine.

FL: Inevitably, you will forget to pack:

DS: Creedence tapes.

FL: How many shows will you be playing?
DS: Two. Kings Thursday night and The Hive Friday afternoon.

FL: Band you're most looking forward to seeing at the festival?
DS: Earth also Swans if I get the chance. Gauntlet Hair is pretty sick too.

FL: What's the first thing you plan on doing upon arrival in Raleigh?
DS: I actually grew up in Raleigh until I was a sophomore in high school so I've got a bunch of friends still in the area. I think first thing will be to find some of those friends, go to Bojangles and drink some sweet tea.

FL: What was the first festival you ever attended, either as a musician or member of the general public?
DS: Ohio Street Fair sometime in the 90s. RATT probably headlined.

FL: Favorite thing about festivals?
DS: Body paint booths and mud people.

mp3: Insects (Woodsman from Rare Forms) (cheers, Altered Zones)


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