Ryan Mastro

When Boston trio Dispatch returned with Circles Around the Sun, their first album since amicably breaking up in 2004, a generation of jam band fans rejoiced. With virtually no mainstream media or radio support, the group has amassed a massive following thanks to their ever-morphing stylistic musical shifts and everyday workingman attitude. While you read our Q&A with member Brad Corrigan, who told us about shady industry types and jam band groupies, listen to the Essential Dispatch Playlist on our Spotify app, featuring tracks from all five albums as well as live cuts from Dispatch: Zimbabwe, a series of three sold-out 2007 shows from Madison Square Garden.