OTG supplied the equipment and RA Beattie for the behind the scenes exclusive interview with Ed Roland | Collective Soul at their show in Portland, OR
Photos and Interview by RA Beattie | Breedlove Stringed Instruments
It’s a cold, damp fall night in Portland. Despite tough weather, a steadily growing queue of anxious concertgoers coils down the sidewalk outside the Roseland Theater. A couple standing at the front of the line are inquisitive when I approach the doors with my recording gear and cameras. I explain that I’m going to take their spot in line. I’m here to interview Ed Roland, the lead singer of Collective Soul. The couple throw me a high five and explain how excited they are for the show. The vibe is solid. The fans are ready to rock.