Live From Firefly: Dirty Heads Treehouse Session

Frank King / MusicSnake
Frank King / MusicSnake

The Treehouse Stage is one of Firefly‘s newest additions to its festival. The stage features artists playing sessions at the event. For those attendees who are willing to wait in line (in the 90 degree weather) in order to gain entrance into Treehouse, it is definitely worth the wait. Yesterday, we were able to watch Dirty Heads‘ live session on the Treehouse Stage. The atmosphere was very cosy and personal, and the tall trees surrounding the stage provided some much needed shade. The band played acoustic versions of their well-known singles including “My Sweet Summer,” which is from their Sound of Change album. Band member Jared “Dirty J” Watson addressed the audience and asked how we were enjoying the festival so far, and most of us replied that we were having a blast. Watson also urged all of us to attend Dirty Heads’ big performance on the Backyard Stage later that night. Coincidentally, their performance on the Backyard Stage attracted more than 20,000 people.

Frank King / MusicSnake
Frank King / MusicSnake

We were also given the opportunity to interview Dirty Heads’ Dustin “Duddy B” Bushnell after the band’s performance. We asked if the band attended Paul McCartney’s show the day before, and whether The Beatles had any influence on Dustin’s music taste. It should be noted that Dirty Heads recently did a cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine” at the Hangout Music Festival, as a tribute to his Lennon’s 75th birthday. Bushnell said that even though The Beatles were not his most favorite band when he was growing up, they undoubtedly influenced and inspired his music taste. He also told us about Dirty Heads’ recent partnership with OXFAM, which is aimed at drawing public attention to problems like world hunger. “We’ve been looking for a good company to team up with and help any way we can. When we say something, our fans listen. So if we have a chance to say something that is important for the world, we want to do that. OXFAM has proved to be a great partner and together we can help some people out,” Bushnell told us.

Frank King / MusicSnake
Frank King / MusicSnake

The final day at the Firefly Music Festival is today. The artist lineup for today includes Citizen Hope, The Killers, Broods, Empire of the Sun, The White Panda, RJD2, Hozier, Benjamin Booker, Snoop Dogg, Verite, Phox, Dizzy Wright, Generationals, Luca Lush, Prinze George, Raury, Tove Lo, Cold War Kids, Cathedrals, Bahamas, Bastille, Bad Suns, Max Frost, and BORNS.

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