2015 Cavendish Beach Music Festival Preview: Artist Q&A

The 2015 Cavendish Beach Music Festival is only a week away – and if you love country music and you can get yourself down to PEI, we highly suggest doing it!

In fact, tickets to see Eric Church, Keith Urban, Kristian Bush, Jess Moskaluke, Brantley Gilbert, Livy Jeanne, High Valley, The Bros. Landreth, Dallas Smith, and more are still available. CLICK HERE TO GET CAVENDISH BEACH TICKETS!

We are 100% jealous of everyone going to this festival because we’ve seen some of these acts, and have others on our “Must See” list, and we’re sure that the whole thing is going to be awesome.

But, not being there is no reason not to get a little Q&A action in with 5 of the acts that are playing Cavendish Beach this year.

With many thanks to Kristian Bush, Jess Moskaluke, High Valley, Livy Jeanne, and The Bros. Landreth – we present to you our Cavendish Beach preview. Find out what music everyone is listening to, who they can’t wait to see on stage, what they LOVE to do on the beach, and more!

Enjoy!

What is your favourite thing about getting up on stage and putting on a live show for country music fans?

The Bros Landreth Cavendish Beach 2015The Bros. Landreth: The best part of any show playing to any audience is watching a crowd of people let you in to their lives for just a few minutes and trust you to take them on a bit of a ride. That’s the height of performing for us. Sharing that vulnerable space and creating a moment together!

Livy Jeanne: My favourite thing about getting up on stage is being able to let people into my world of fun… To see people’s faces and forget about the craziness in their own lives and just enjoy the moment… I’ve always turned to music to cheer me up and make me feel something and that’s all I want for the people out there supporting me.

Kristian Bush: I love when we all find the same beat, and when we all sing together. I feel like the show isn’t really about me — it’s about YOU. Country music fans are some of the most incredible fans
anywhere. They love to have a good time, and they never give up — two qualities that I share.

Jess Moskaluke: All of it – The nerves. The excitement. The crowd singing their hearts out. Being onstage with my friends.

High Valley: Hearing fans sing along! Its the most amazing part of every show!

Which other artist(s) at the Cavendish Beach Music Festival are you most excited to see perform?

Livy Jeanne Cavendish Beach 2015

Livy Jeanne: I’m really excited to see Kristian Bush play. I was really lucky to debut at The Bluebird Café when he was playing a round. I have always listened to Sugarland growing up and I’m excited to see him play his new music.

The Bros. Landreth: Sadly, we’ve got to fly out almost right after our set this year, but if we could stick around I’d be really excited to see The Mavericks again. Livy Jeanne is a pal of ours who we’ve played with a number of times over the years and she always puts on a fabulous show!

Kristian Bush: I would love to see Steve Earle, but he’s on the day before me. I can’t wait to see Eric Church, and it has been a long while since I have seen the Mavericks. I’m going to be glued to the stage for both.

Jess Moskaluke: I wish I could stay all weekend… I’d love to see Eric Church and the Bros. Landreth!

High Valley: Keith Urban! HE IS A BOSS!

Are there any performers, country or otherwise, that have influenced your stage show?

Southern Gravity Album cover

Kristian Bush: I see a lot of shows and try to learn from every one. I have taken a lot from Bruce Springsteen, as well as everyone from Kenny Chesney to Pink. I love going to rock festivals and seeing how each band entertains while they perform their music. Honestly, beyond that? I make it up. My shows are different almost every day and the crowd becomes such a big part of my show.

The Bros. Landreth: Absolutely! Too many to count or to mention all of them here. The top ones for me are not country artists, but folks that we’ve played with as young side-men over the years. Jason Nowicki is a Winnipeg cat from a band called The Perpetrators and everything Rhino and I learned about getting in the zone on stage comes from him. He’s been our road guru for a long time. Joey played with a gospel artist named Steve Bell who has been a huge influence and mentor to all of us, Joey especially. Story telling, song writing, and zen on stage! Del Barber too, amazing storyteller and a captivating performer.

Livy Jeanne: People always ask me about an artist I would compare myself to… And I always say, if I could take a bit of the Dixie Chicks, a bit of Katy Perry and some other bits and pieces from here and there…. That would make up a Livy Jeanne Show.

Jess Moskaluke: Shania is a huge one for me. But so have lots of other tomatoes! Faith Hill, Martina McBride, and anyone from P!nk to Rihanna!

High Valley: Ricky Skaggs and Diamond Rio! Love those guys!

If we got a sneak peek at your playlist right now, who would we find as your top 3 most played artists or albums?

Jess Moskaluke Cavendish Beach 2015

Jess Moskaluke: Probably Sam Hunt, Shania Twain, and I’m really digging the new Kelsea Ballerini tunes, too.

The Bros. Landreth: Dawes – All Your Favourite Bands, Blake Mills – Heigh Ho, Brandi Clarke – The Story

Livy Jeanne: Right now on my playlist I have been listening to the Kelsea Ballerini Album on REPEAT… I really love her songs XO, Stilettos and Dibs… Big & Rich’s song “Runaway With You” and Ashley Monroe’s new song “Blade”

Kristian Bush: Well, let’s just look… right now it is Van Morrison, Little Big Town and Magic!

High Valley: Augustans, Needtobreathe, and Chris Stapleton.

In 50 words or less, tell us what the fans at Cavendish Beach can expect from your set this summer!

High Valley Cavendish Beach 2015

High Valley: Our live show features a lot of bluegrass infused pop with a ton of Northern Canadian energy! If your lucky I may just balance a banjo on my face.

The Bros. Landreth: A decidedly ramped up version of all of our favourite tracks from our album, “Let it Lie”, and a few new unrecorded songs. With a sprinkling of some of our favourite cover tunes of all time. And lots of smiles!

Livy Jeanne: Fans can expect a fun-filled, energetic set-list that will take you on a rollercoaster ride and always leave you on a high… leaving a smile on your face and a bounce in your step.

Kristian Bush: A mix of Sugarland songs and songs from my new solo album, Southern Gravity. I like to think of it as combination of Springsteen and Pharrell. I believe that music should either shake your hips or explode your heart, and I hope to do both at Cavendish.

Jess Moskaluke: They can expect some new tunes that I’m really excited about!

Last one, since this is a beach festival… favourite thing to do at the beach? 1. Tan 2. Swim 3. Build sandcastles 4. Play volleyball 5. Enjoy some cold beverages

High Valley on the beach

thank you to the boys for sending this adorable pic of Curtis.

The Bros. Landreth: Swimmin’!

Livy Jeanne: Even though I am terrible at sports, I do enjoy playing a little beach volleyball with some friends.

Kristian Bush: #1 swim, and #5 the cold beverages!

High Valley: 1. Tan – I think Brad likes tanning quite a bit. 2. Swim – Curtis loves getting tossed around by massive waves. 3. Build sandcastles – Curtis loves burying himself in the sand. Sand castles are cool too.

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2015 Cavendish Beach Music Festival Preview: Artist Q&A

The 2015 Cavendish Beach Music Festival is only a week away – and if you love country music and you can get yourself down to PEI, we highly suggest doing it!

In fact, tickets to see Eric Church, Keith Urban, Kristian Bush, Jess Moskaluke, Brantley Gilbert, Livy Jeanne, High Valley, The Bros. Landreth, Dallas Smith, and more are still available. CLICK HERE TO GET CAVENDISH BEACH TICKETS!

We are 100% jealous of everyone going to this festival because we’ve seen some of these acts, and have others on our “Must See” list, and we’re sure that the whole thing is going to be awesome.

But, not being there is no reason not to get a little Q&A action in with 5 of the acts that are playing Cavendish Beach this year.

With many thanks to Kristian Bush, Jess Moskaluke, High Valley, Livy Jeanne, and The Bros. Landreth – we present to you our Cavendish Beach preview. Find out what music everyone is listening to, who they can’t wait to see on stage, what they LOVE to do on the beach, and more!

Enjoy!

What is your favourite thing about getting up on stage and putting on a live show for country music fans?

The Bros Landreth Cavendish Beach 2015The Bros. Landreth: The best part of any show playing to any audience is watching a crowd of people let you in to their lives for just a few minutes and trust you to take them on a bit of a ride. That’s the height of performing for us. Sharing that vulnerable space and creating a moment together!

Livy Jeanne: My favourite thing about getting up on stage is being able to let people into my world of fun… To see people’s faces and forget about the craziness in their own lives and just enjoy the moment… I’ve always turned to music to cheer me up and make me feel something and that’s all I want for the people out there supporting me.

Kristian Bush: I love when we all find the same beat, and when we all sing together. I feel like the show isn’t really about me — it’s about YOU. Country music fans are some of the most incredible fans
anywhere. They love to have a good time, and they never give up — two qualities that I share.

Jess Moskaluke: All of it – The nerves. The excitement. The crowd singing their hearts out. Being onstage with my friends.

High Valley: Hearing fans sing along! Its the most amazing part of every show!

Which other artist(s) at the Cavendish Beach Music Festival are you most excited to see perform?

Livy Jeanne Cavendish Beach 2015

Livy Jeanne: I’m really excited to see Kristian Bush play. I was really lucky to debut at The Bluebird Café when he was playing a round. I have always listened to Sugarland growing up and I’m excited to see him play his new music.

The Bros. Landreth: Sadly, we’ve got to fly out almost right after our set this year, but if we could stick around I’d be really excited to see The Mavericks again. Livy Jeanne is a pal of ours who we’ve played with a number of times over the years and she always puts on a fabulous show!

Kristian Bush: I would love to see Steve Earle, but he’s on the day before me. I can’t wait to see Eric Church, and it has been a long while since I have seen the Mavericks. I’m going to be glued to the stage for both.

Jess Moskaluke: I wish I could stay all weekend… I’d love to see Eric Church and the Bros. Landreth!

High Valley: Keith Urban! HE IS A BOSS!

Are there any performers, country or otherwise, that have influenced your stage show?

Southern Gravity Album cover

Kristian Bush: I see a lot of shows and try to learn from every one. I have taken a lot from Bruce Springsteen, as well as everyone from Kenny Chesney to Pink. I love going to rock festivals and seeing how each band entertains while they perform their music. Honestly, beyond that? I make it up. My shows are different almost every day and the crowd becomes such a big part of my show.

The Bros. Landreth: Absolutely! Too many to count or to mention all of them here. The top ones for me are not country artists, but folks that we’ve played with as young side-men over the years. Jason Nowicki is a Winnipeg cat from a band called The Perpetrators and everything Rhino and I learned about getting in the zone on stage comes from him. He’s been our road guru for a long time. Joey played with a gospel artist named Steve Bell who has been a huge influence and mentor to all of us, Joey especially. Story telling, song writing, and zen on stage! Del Barber too, amazing storyteller and a captivating performer.

Livy Jeanne: People always ask me about an artist I would compare myself to… And I always say, if I could take a bit of the Dixie Chicks, a bit of Katy Perry and some other bits and pieces from here and there…. That would make up a Livy Jeanne Show.

Jess Moskaluke: Shania is a huge one for me. But so have lots of other tomatoes! Faith Hill, Martina McBride, and anyone from P!nk to Rihanna!

High Valley: Ricky Skaggs and Diamond Rio! Love those guys!

If we got a sneak peek at your playlist right now, who would we find as your top 3 most played artists or albums?

Jess Moskaluke Cavendish Beach 2015

Jess Moskaluke: Probably Sam Hunt, Shania Twain, and I’m really digging the new Kelsea Ballerini tunes, too.

The Bros. Landreth: Dawes – All Your Favourite Bands, Blake Mills – Heigh Ho, Brandi Clarke – The Story

Livy Jeanne: Right now on my playlist I have been listening to the Kelsea Ballerini Album on REPEAT… I really love her songs XO, Stilettos and Dibs… Big & Rich’s song “Runaway With You” and Ashley Monroe’s new song “Blade”

Kristian Bush: Well, let’s just look… right now it is Van Morrison, Little Big Town and Magic!

High Valley: Augustans, Needtobreathe, and Chris Stapleton.

In 50 words or less, tell us what the fans at Cavendish Beach can expect from your set this summer!

High Valley Cavendish Beach 2015

High Valley: Our live show features a lot of bluegrass infused pop with a ton of Northern Canadian energy! If your lucky I may just balance a banjo on my face.

The Bros. Landreth: A decidedly ramped up version of all of our favourite tracks from our album, “Let it Lie”, and a few new unrecorded songs. With a sprinkling of some of our favourite cover tunes of all time. And lots of smiles!

Livy Jeanne: Fans can expect a fun-filled, energetic set-list that will take you on a rollercoaster ride and always leave you on a high… leaving a smile on your face and a bounce in your step.

Kristian Bush: A mix of Sugarland songs and songs from my new solo album, Southern Gravity. I like to think of it as combination of Springsteen and Pharrell. I believe that music should either shake your hips or explode your heart, and I hope to do both at Cavendish.

Jess Moskaluke: They can expect some new tunes that I’m really excited about!

Last one, since this is a beach festival… favourite thing to do at the beach? 1. Tan 2. Swim 3. Build sandcastles 4. Play volleyball 5. Enjoy some cold beverages

High Valley on the beach

thank you to the boys for sending this adorable pic of Curtis.

The Bros. Landreth: Swimmin’!

Livy Jeanne: Even though I am terrible at sports, I do enjoy playing a little beach volleyball with some friends.

Kristian Bush: #1 swim, and #5 the cold beverages!

High Valley: 1. Tan – I think Brad likes tanning quite a bit. 2. Swim – Curtis loves getting tossed around by massive waves. 3. Build sandcastles – Curtis loves burying himself in the sand. Sand castles are cool too.

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