A long lonely drive down to Dubuque, IA paid off. I first saw Backwoods Payback at the Days of the Doomed Festival back in June of 2011. They were one of the highlights of the festival for me. As they were about to head out on this tour I was disappointed that they weren’t coming close enough for me to get out and see them play again. Unfortunately for them, an Iowa City show fell through and that opened up the opportunity for them to play in Dubuque. This was a double win for me as they would be opening for the Legal Fingers CD release show. I could now justify driving the long distance to see them all play.
Just like last time, Backwoods Payback was nothing less than impressive. While I enjoy listening to their recorded music, they really bring out the power of their riffs live. Besides being great musicians, they are also very nice people to hang out and chat with. Please take the time to also check out the interview I did with Mike here, and a video I took at last years Days of the Doomed festival here.