Nor’easter Festival 2011: Interview with The Toughcats

There are moments when you stop thinking about the next blog post, what to tweet about, or how worried you are that you haven’t listened to that new band that is supposedly the next Rolling Stones, and you realize how lucky you are to be working in the music industry. See that picture up there? That was one of those moments.

I was fortunate enough to catch The Toughcats performing a short two song set (including a ridiculous cover of Kim Carnes’ “Bette Davis Eyes”) for our friend Steve from Kitchen Sessions and it was an incredible experience. After kicking off Day 2 of the festival on the Waterfront Park Stage the band migrated down to a pier that jutted out into Lake Champlain. The setting was perfect with the sun high in the sky and the boats passing by on the water, it was almost as if I forgot what brought me to Burlington in the first place.

After the band wrapped up their lakeside set we were able to chat with them about their new music, their unorthodox percussion and their favorite songs to cover. Take a listen to the full interview below and if you’re not busy on Thursday night, I’ve got the perfect evening plans for you– The Toughcats supporting Deerhoof at Middle East Downstairs (click here for tickets).

The Toughcats at Nor’easter 2011

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