Interview – Trevor McNevan Leadman of Thousand Foot Krutch – Winter Jamming Out and Performing Live For The Album “Untraveled Roads”

Thousand Foot Krutch has run with Giants and thrown up their Rawkfists plenty of times to show they have what it takes to bring the intensity and showmanship to a live performance, thus enter “Untraveled Roads” a live recorded performance from their tour with Winter Jam. I had the opportunity to speak with leadman Trevor McNevan and he gave me some time to answer a few questions about Winter Jam and his live performance on “Untraveled Roads” and how it impacted him as an artist.


Toney Emmons (New Transcendence): What track was the most exciting to perform live in front of the big crowds during the Winter Jam tour?

Trevor McNevan (Thousand Foot Krutch):

We changed up our setlist almost every night on that tour, in order to get the proper amount of recordings for each song, but I’d have to say “Courtesy Call” was one of the best – It was insane!

Toney Emmons (New Transcendence): Does Winter Jam always deliver?

Trevor McNevan (Thousand Foot Krutch):

Yeah, Winter Jam is a great tour all around – great people, great music, great variety.


Toney Emmons (New Transcendence): What was your preparation like for the Live performance of “Untraveled Roads” for Winter Jam?

Trevor McNevan (Thousand Foot Krutch):

We captured video for every song on the live album, and we wanted it to be as authentic to the real, live experience as we could, so preparation, was a prayer before we hit the stage!

Toney Emmons (New Transcendence): What track on “Untraveled Roads” really speaks to you as a band — any struggle or triumph that gave influence to a track?

Trevor McNevan (Thousand Foot Krutch):

These songs are all a part of us in different ways, but “Be Somebody” will always have an extra special place in my heart.  It’s hard to capture a feeling, or a moment sometimes in a song that will do it justice, and this one paints the picture perfectly for me.

Toney Emmons (New Transcendence): The live performance album, “Untraveled Roads” is solid — was the crowd energy helpful in your performance?

Trevor McNevan (Thousand Foot Krutch):

Thank You! Yes, as a band, you certainly feed off the energy of the audience, and they were electric!

Toney Emmons (New Transcendence): What’s your favorite thing about Winter Jam?

Trevor McNevan (Thousand Foot Krutch):

Other than getting to connect with the people, I’d have to say the community of the tour itself.  It’s a family type culture on that tour, and it makes being away for so long that much easier.

Toney Emmons (New Transcendence): Who has been your favorite band to meet and perform with?

Trevor McNevan (Thousand Foot Krutch):

Hard to pick just one, we’ve been so blessed to share the stage with so many great bands/artists. But Soundgarden, Cake, & Bush were a few of my personal faves.

Toney Emmons (New Transcendence): Can you explain the feeling of coming from “Rawkfist” to “Running With Giants” — and how that transition process was as a band.

Trevor McNevan (Thousand Foot Krutch):

There’s about 15 yrs in between those 2 songs, Haha! I think “Rawkfist” set the flavor for a lot of the anthemic type TFK songs that came after it, it connected us with our audience and the world of Pro Sports in a way that nothing had at that point of our career.  “Running With Giants” sets the pace for the “Exhale” album, and comes out blazing!  Both action songs, but different flavors.

Toney Emmons (New Transcendence): When the band hears one of your songs on the radio, do you sing and jam along?

Trevor McNevan (Thousand Foot Krutch):

Not necessarily as a band, but if I’m cruising’ with my kids, they crank it up.  ;o)

Toney Emmons (New Transcendence): What words of wisdom or insight would you like to leave your fans with?

Trevor McNevan (Thousand Foot Krutch):

If you don’t stand for something, you might fall for anything.  Thank You and come see us live soon!

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