Here’s a rundown of some of the festival press so far, with links when available! We’ll update this post as much as we can.
Fri., July 19: “Gin Blossoms, Cowboy Mouth to headline Flood City festival in Johnstown,” a Tribune-Review preview.
Sun., July 21: “Something for everyone: Four bands will headline AmeriServ Flood City music extravaganza,” a Tribune-Democrat preview article.
Mon., July 22: Podcast interview with Ron Carnevali, festival chairman, on WQED-FM.
Friday, July 26: Interview with Elias Khouri on Johnstown’s Rocky 99.
Sat., July 27: Interview with Brownout on Pittsburgh’s 91.3 WYEP, on The Soul Show.
Sun., July 28: “Gin Blossoms to headline weekend showcase,” a Tribune-Democrat interview with Robin Wilson of Gin Blossoms. Key quote about their show with us: ““They are going to get all of the hits, for sure,” Wilson said, “plus some our personal favorites and a bunch of the new material, too.”
Sun, July 28: “Cowboy Mouth singer says crowd ‘in for a great time,'” a Tribune-Democrat interview with Fred LeBlanc of Cowboy Mouth. Key quote: “When you come to a Cowboy Mouth show, my goal isn’t just to entertain you or play some songs that you might have heard 20 years ago,” he said. “Our goal is to make sure everybody leaves feeling 100 times more better than they have in a long time. You don’t need a reason to celebrate, just celebrate because you are you.”
Sunday, July 28: “Brownout combines hip-hop, Latin sounds,” a Tribune-Democrat interview with Greg Gonzalez of Brownout. Key quote: ““We have a large stage where we can move around and interact with a large group of people,” he said. “A lot of times at festivals, people aren’t there to see you, they’re there to see something else and not considered your band an option, but afterward they come away as fans.”
Sunday, July 28: “Improvisation key to Ghost Light’s connection with audience,” a Tribune-Democrat interview with Holly Bowling of Ghost Light. Key quote: “I think there’s a desire for the songs themselves to connect with someone’s own experience – and the improvisation to let people slip away and be transported somewhere else.”
Sunday, July 28: “Bill Kirchen looks forward to ‘familiar faces,'” a Tribune-Democrat interview. Key quote: ” It’s great to get back, and I have great affection for this festival,” he said. “I felt like I was connecting with individuals. I got the old trombone out and marched around the crowd with the band. I had some people send me great photos of me interacting with the crowds.”
Sunday, July 28: “Altoona’s Lozier plans to deliver ‘high-energy’ show,” a Tribune-Democrat interview with Davina Lozier of Davina & the Vagabonds.
Monday, July 29: Interview with Fred LeBlanc of Cowboy Mouth on Johnstown’s Rocky 99.