Steve Porter’s Backstage Pass: Wayland

It’s November 10, 2016

and I’m in Janesville, WI standing outside the Back Bar waiting to be let into a show that I’ve been looking forward to for some time now. This was a true rock n roll show full of bands that don’t use back tracks, lip syncing, or over the top costumes…just straight forward, in your face rock n roll. I’m greeted at the door by Kurt, the security guard with his usual good humored obnoxiousness.

I made my way to the back stage area that is filled with the spray painted logos of the thousands of bands that have been through this venue, both big and small. Dean and Phil of Wayland, a rock band out of Grand Rapids, MI sit down with me to discuss their current success, new music, and vegetarian Jack Daniels.