Our Story

Our Story

Launched in early 2017, Behind the Setlist is an online music publication for high quality music journalism and concert storytelling. In addition to original articles, interviews and reviews, Behind the Setlist profiles today’s most exciting acts in music and those in the industry working behind the scenes.

To us, live music is more than a niche and more than a passion. It’s a way of life. It’s the source of our many stories. Every worn bracelet and bent ticketstub hidden in our messy desk drawers is embedded with a story. We want to capture and tell the untold. We want to know the story behind the setlist, the ticketstub, and the merch. We want to hear from the fan, the band, the stage hand and everyone else in between.

We want to hear from you.

The Founders

Kevin Carr
Managing Editor
Kevin is an accomplished journalist, blogger, playwright, so-so guitar player and awful drummer.
Jonathan Bautts
Artist Relations, Senior Writer
Jonathan is a writer and interviewer supreme. Mexican food is his power animal.
Steve Hilstein
Advising Consultant

Steve found a little success in the music business and now thinks he knows everything.


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Mailing Address
Behind the Setlist
3823 E 15th Avenue,
Spokane, WA 99223