In 1965, Bob Dylan was booed and called a Judas for daring to plug in his guitar and go electric. Sevendust, the Atlanta metal veterans, heard only cheers when it pulled that trick in reverse by unplugging and going acoustic.
The band's ninth studio album, Time Travelers & Bonfires, is a completely acoustic production, half new songs and half reworked songs from its catalogue. Instead of being seen as a betrayal to the heavy and loud sound upon which the group built its reputation, the record has been embraced by enough fans to reach the top spot on Billboard's Hard Music Chart.
The success encouraged the band to go on an all-acoustic tour which Sevendust guitarist John Connolly was excited to speak about with New Times. The gracious Florida resident opened up about Sevendust's future, the aforementioned transition, and why he dropped the drumsticks to pick up a guitar.More »