Switchfoot Talks Guitar Therapy, Chaos and Perform Live in Studio


Switchfoot has been playing rock and roll all over the world for a while now, and if the band members have learned one thing over time, it's to embrace the chaos.

Whether that's the supervised maelstrom of a live rock show, the constant motion of life on tour or the tumult of paying attention to current events, chaos is never as far away as many of us would like it to be.

"We all go through things and some people process them differently; I process things with a guitar," frontman Jon Foreman tells Q104.3 New York's "Out of the Box" with Jonathan Clarke. "I've paid for therapy and the guitar is a whole lot cheaper, you know?"

And while chaos may be unavoidable, Foreman and his band actively seek it after concerts when they grab their acoustic guitars and go play an impromptu encore set for whomever will listen.

"It's a beautiful thing to just enjoy live music with no amplification," he says. "Just the fact that you can go anywhere with a guitar and a voice and everyone can be singing the same song. For me, the after-show is a chance to celebrate that that can happen."

Speaking of chaos, Foreman, his bassist brother Tim Foreman and guitarist Drew Shirley even agreed to take requests via Facebook Live during their visit to our studios!

Check out the whole interview above! Switchfoot performs acoustic versions of "Live It Well," "I Won't Let You Go" and "Meant to Live"!

Keep up with Switchfoot on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Get all their tour dates here!

Here's the official lyric video for "I Won't Let You Go":


If you want more live acoustic Switchfoot, check out their performance in our Dunkin Donut Iced Coffee Lounge here:

Jonathan 'JC' Clarke

Jonathan 'JC' Clarke

ON AIR: Sundays 7PM - 9PM. Jonathan Clarke joined Q104.3, New York's Classic Rock, as an on-air personality in 1997 and continues to be a mainstay there. Also, since March of 2001, he has hosted and executive produced his top rated 'Out of the... Read more


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