SXSW Video: Vintage Trouble Q&A and Performance
Singer Ty Taylor talks touring plans, Chuck Berry comparisons backstage at Billboard's SXSW gig.
Before playing the Billboard SXSW showcase in Austin on March 14, Vintage Trouble chatted with Billboard.com editor Tye Comer ( @MTye) about recent buzz, tour plans and crossing the barrier between rock & soul.
"The Bomb Shelter Sessions," the band's new album, is due April 24, and they're hoping that the buzz surrounding their recent European tour will carry over to America. On being compared to rock and R&B legends like Chuck Berry, vocalist Ty Taylor said, "The reason why we love so many of these early rhythm and blues artists is because there was no line between rock and roll and soul and rhythm and blues it was all kind of melded together... And we get off on that fact of undefined lines because there's something about it that says we don't have to be anything except what we want to be."
Vintage Trouble, who recently took home the Best New Band trophy at the Classic Rock Awards, will be going back out on tour in the U.S., Europe and Japan until September, playing with Van Hunt and opening for Lenny Kravitz.