We admit, before this story we had never heard of Father John Misty (real name: Josh Tillman). And we’re not likely to rush out and buy one of his albums anytime soon. (Yes, we know, they don’t sell albums anymore.)
Father John made a splash last weekend when he turned down $250,000 from Chipotle to sing The Backstreet Boys "I Want It That Way," for Chipotle’s latest animated video.
Father John told the audience at the Newport Folk Festival, "I don't want your @#$%ing burrito money." Chipotle turned to My Morning Jacket’s Jim James and Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard to perform the song.
We guess Asleep At The Wheel wasn’t available.