We visited Fortunate Youth‘s band practice in Hermosa Beach, CA this week to chat about California Roots Music & Arts Festival and what the band has coming up in the future. Check out the interview below, and register for LiveList or download the app on iOS or Android to set a reminder for the band’s performance streaming globally at 1PM PDT on Friday, May 27th.
The Seventh California Roots Music & Arts Festival is about to take place, how many times has Fortunate Youth played this festival?
Fortunate Youth: Five times. This year will be our fifth play.
Fortunate Youth: Last year. The bowl. Sunday, high noon. The crowd.
Any specific California Roots memories before we send you on your way?
Jordan (drums): There’s usually an open bar for artists and VIPs somewhere in the Cali Roots fairground, and nobody knows where it is until like half way through the weekend. The past two times I found the open bar, they were in two different spots. It’s a really fun thing when you find it.
You guys are touring among the likes of Slightly Stoopid and SOJA this summer, what are you looking forward to most about the Return of the Red Eye Tour?
What makes the California Roots webcast important to you guys?
Fortunate Youth: It’s worldwide. It’s cool that people all over the world can see it from every continent. We have watched a lot of festivals stream over the years from Germany, or New Zealand. Everywhere has a lot of different festivals. You can watch these over the internet — that’s a huge deal for people to see music live from all over the world. It’s cool that people who can’t be there can tune in and watch.
What’s coming up in the next year for Fortunate Youth?
Interview by Reid Clow