NEEDTOBREATHE + The Joy & Trepidation of Organizing a Music Festival This Summer
NEEDTOBREATHE's Bear Rinehart; Plus Musician & Big Lake Festival Co-Founder Elissa Lee
First up on the podcast this week, Mike chats with Elissa Lee, the Juno-nominated violinist and co-founder of the Big Lake Festival, which is taking place from Aug. 20-27 in beautiful Wellington, ON. Elissa and Mike discuss the experience of organizing a small music festival in the COVID age. Elissa digs into the mix of excitement and nervousness that goes along with that, the logistics of how they’re making it work, and more.
Then Mike meets Bear Rinehart, the frontman of Grammy-nominated, Billboard chart-topping rock band NEEDTOBREATHE. Bear shares about the band’s experience living together and writing a new album during the pandemic, how they’ve built a rabid fanbase the old-fashioned way, the trouble with being called a “Christian rock band” despite trying to avoid the label, why his brother left the band, and a bunch more.