We caught up with the Something To Believe In singer for a little pre-festival Q&A action, and as usual, JJ was awesome.
Thanks for JJ Shiplett for playing along, check out his answers and stay tuned for more previews, and more JJ soon!
Q: We’ve seen you play club shows at The Dakota Tavern and the Moustache Club, what’s the biggest difference between playing those shows, and big festival shows?
JJ: Usually festival gigs are a bit more hectic. You only get a line-check and it’s hop up and go. Where Club gigs are a bit more greasier. A little more intimate. I dig that. I want people to feel like this show is the most important thing in the world. Like there’s no where else to be…
Q: What is your favourite part about the country music fans across Canada?
JJ: I find most music fans in Canada to be good people. Whether they’re country, rock, folk or blues fans. Doesn’t seem to matter. I think most Canadians wanna see other Canadians do well and create quality art.
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Q: Which act are you most excited to see at Boots & Hearts this year?
JJ: Lindi Ortega. She’s the best singer in Canada right now. Her voice has the warmth of Emmylou Harris and the attitude of Dolly Parton. I’ve been lucky enough to get to know her over the past while and she’s as cool as they get
Q: Can you tell us something about you that we wouldn’t find in a Google search?
JJ: I won an award at my grade school graduation for being the Athlete Of The Year. I immediately retired from playing sports and took up music. Get out on top…
Q: What is your number #1 festival tip for the fans?
JJ: As a red head the only answer here is sunscreen.