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Published: 2011/12/23

Auld Lang Syne Set 4: Rob Derhak, Ben Kaufmann, Kyle Hollingsworth, Neal Casal, Dawes…

BEN KAUFFMAN (YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND)

What will you remember most about 2011?

Finding out I was pr…. Um, that my wife was pregnant.

What albums appear most in your iTunes or iPod?

Know by Heart by American Analog Set
Hejira by Joni Mitchell
The Devil You Know by Todd Snider
Premiers Symptômes by Air

What was the best musical discovery you made in 2011?

More like rediscovered Elephant Revival.

What was your favorite show or tour of 2011?

My favorite tour in 2011 was Phish’s tour in the summer of 2003.

What musicians should readers look out for in 2012?

You’re asking me? Seriously… you’re asking the bluegrass bass player? Really? ...

Are there any musicians you would like to collaborate with in 2012?

Eddie Vedder, The Infamous String Dusters

How do you plan to ring in the New Year?

Three Words: Epic… Drum… Solo.

Do you have any New Year’s resolutions?

The usual, I guess: try not to be a dick and maybe pitch in around the ‘hood once in a while.

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DAVID TURBEVILLE (FELICE BROTHERS)

What will you remember most about 2011?

We toured Australia; jammed with Yo La Tengo and Jimmie Dale Gilmore in Calgary; sang “Happy Birthday” with Pete Seeger to Ramblin Jack Elliot; and woke up in a lot of alleyways. I also watched every episode of ‘Friday Night Lights’ and ‘My So-Called Life’, and got engaged.

What albums appear most in your iTunes or iPod?

King Tubby, Steve Reich, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Cocteau Twins, Digable Planets, The Replacements.

What was the best musical discovery you made in 2011?

Kurt Vile, the Weekend

What was your favorite show or tour of 2011?

Deervana at SXSW, Eryka Badu at Coachella

What musicians should readers look out for in 2012?

Melaena Cadiz, Milk Music, Rye Rye

Are there any musicians you would like to collaborate with in 2012?

Melaena Cadiz, A$AP Rocky

How do you plan to ring in the New Year?

Scuba diving off the coast of Bali and drinking cocktails. Or playing a NYE show in NY. Wherever the day takes me.

Do you have any New Year’s resolutions?

Try to curb my cereal intake.

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