We don’t like to play favorites here at the Ardent Blog (well, maybe just a little) but Freelance Whales was definitely our favorite act at Bonnaroo! We were initially bummed when we rolled up on their first performance at That Tent because it was so jam packed it was impossible to get in close enough to actually see the band. Imagine our excitement when we caught their acoustic performance the next day at the much more intimate Sonic Stage. The band was even cool enough to do a meet & greet after their show and didn’t hesitate to jump in and do our interview backstage even though it was not scheduled through their management – they are a class act all the way! We love those guys!
Freelance Whales is an American indie rock band from Queens, New York, formed in 2008. Consisting of frontman Judah Dadone (lead vocals, banjo, acoustic and electric guitar, synthesizer, bass), and bandmates Doris Cellar (bass, harmonium, glockenspiel, synthesizer, vocals), Chuck Criss (banjo, bass, synthesizer, glockenspiel, harmonium, acoustic and electric guitar, vocals), Jacob Hyman (drums, percussion, vocals) and Kevin Read (acoustic and electric guitar, glockenspiel, mandolin, synthesizer, vocals).