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Showing posts with label Bo & The Bluesdrivers. Show all posts
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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Bo & The Bluesdrivers - Self Titled - New Release Review

I just received the newest self titled release from Bo & the Bluesdrivers and it's quite entertaining. Opening with Out On The Streets, a straight ahead blues rocker, Bo takes total command on vocals and guitar. His stinging guitar tone and slashing riffs give the track a nice bite. Ass, Gas or Grass, a boogie track with cool double stops and a smooth driving bass line from Brian "Chewy" James and tight drumming from J J Garcia really digs a nice groove. Easy paced, Sea Song, is an interesting guitar exploration on a simple theme, not unlike some of the Dickie Betts runs of days gone. Very nice. Walkin' In The Park has a very distinctive contemporary Allman Brothers sound with a jazz rock feel. It's an interesting play on a familiar theme that should bode well for the Bluesdrivers. Chillin' also has a southern rock feel but a little jazzier, say Les Dudek. This is a cool track with fluid guitar riffs and a breezy melody. This is a cool first outing for Bo & the Bluesdrivers and should garner them significantly more attention.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Indian Hill Music Festival Welcomes Bo & The Bluesdrivers




BO & THE BLUESDRIVERS ARE "SOCAL'S HARDEST-WORKING
BLUES BAND"; THEY'RE NOW ON TOUR THROUGHOUT 2015

Performing at Indian Hill Music Festival - Saturday, May 30

(Also playing Dog House Saloon in Tehachapi on Saturday, May 30)



   (TEHACHAPI, CA) - Bo and the Bluesdrivers  proudly answer to the monicker of being "Southern California's Hardest-Working Blues Band", and with two upcoming shows on the same day in Tehachapi, it's easy to see how they've earned the aforementioned title.

   Bo and the Bluesdrivers perform at the Indian Hill Music Festival, at Indian Hill Ranch, 18061 Arosa St., in Tehachapi, Saturday, May 30 (Budweiser Main Stage, 10 a.m.). Tickets/Info: (661) 340-0026 or www.notoriousent.net.  Later that evening the band play at Dog House Saloon, 777 W. Tehachapi Blvd. Showtime 9 p.m. -1:15 a.m. Free. Info: (661) 822-4200 or https://www.facebook.com/DHSaloon.


  

Bo and the Bluesdrivers are the Cover Story with an interview in All Access Magazine (December 2014): http://allaccessmagazine.com/2014/12/18/introducing-bo-bluesdrivers/

         
                BO AND THE BLUESDRIVERS...SOME BACKGROUND

 
   “I’m out on the streets again/I’ve been sleeping in my car/I got these worn-out shoes/ Just smoked my last cigar,” drawls the St. Augustine, FL, native known simply as Bo, front-man of Bo and the Bluesdrivers, Southern California's Hardest-Working Blues Band, ably supported by a stinging guitar and a sturdy rhythm section held down by longtime musical partners, Bluesdrivers bassist Brian “Chewy” James and drummer, JJ Garcia.


   That’s right, Bo & the Bluesdrivers play it like they’ve lived it, paying those hard-living dues, forming from a chance meeting after joining forces at an open jam hosted a decade ago by Chewy and J.J. Ten years after, they’re still together and tighter than ever.

   “From the streets of New York/To the streets of L.A./It seems all the same/Day to day/I’ve been through the darkness/I’ve walked through the light/The streets are all the same/Night after night.”

   The band have performed on special occasions in the L.A. area over the years at clubs and parties of friends, but more recently have started to develop a strong following that has seen them with consistent bookings all over Southern California (full itinerary below).
“The band came together both naturally and organically, with no stress or drama…Just making music that we dig," says drummer JJ Garcia.

    Says Bo: “We’re a band of brothers with mutual respect for each other and our abilities. Always striving to be the best at what we do.”

   A veteran of the Florida club scene, Bo’s travels have seen him sitting in with legendary drummers Buddy Miles (Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsies, Delfonics, Bootsy Collins) and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Artimus Pyle, before moving from Florida to L.A. fourteen years ago. A world-class guitarist, you can hear his affinity for a variety of genres - from jazz, funk and soul to rock & roll, coming through loud and clear on such originals as “Out In The Streets”; audience favorite “Walkin’ In The Park”; and tasty instrumentals like “Sea Song” (and) “Chillin’”, along with well-chosen covers of classics by Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Pink Floyd and ZZ Top, among others.

  Bo’s Bluesdrivers backbeat is provided by the stalwart team of J.J. and Chewy, who have worked together for close to two decades - previously performing in renowned SoCal-based band Stone as well as also currently with the steadily-growing rock group, Judge Jackson. The longtime rhythm section have several national tours under their belts and a resume that includes collaborations with famed horror director John Carpenter, both on-screen and as part of the soundtracks for his films, including Vampires and Ghost of Mars. Judge Jackson has performed and recorded music that has appeared on a variety of TV, movies and sporting events, including Fox Sports and Super Bowl XLV.

  Bo & the Bluesdrivers have just finished recording a new album at Pawnshop Studios, which is slated for release later this year.



               "Out On The Streets" - Bo and the Bluesdrivers 

           


BO AND THE BLUESDRIVERS - UPCOMING LIVE SHOWS/SPECIAL EVENTS


May 8 (Fri.)                WHISKEY DAVE'S                       Big Bear Lake, CA
May 9 (Sat.)               WHISKEY DAVE'S                        Big Bear Lake, CA
May 11 (Mon.)           HOUSE OF BLUES                       West Hollywood, CA
May 16 (Sat.)             LILAC FESTIVAL                         Pine Mtn. Club, CA
May 17 (Sun.)            MADD BAILEY'S PUB                   Pine Mtn. Club, CA
May 18 (Mon.)           HOUSE OF BLUES                       West Hollywood, CA
May 22 (Fri.)              RUN-A-MUCCA RALLY               Winnemucca, NV
May 23 (Sat.)             RUN-A-MUCCA RALLY               Winnemucca, NV
May 24 (Sun.)            RUN-A-MUCCA RALLY               Winnemucca, NV
May 30 (Sat.)             INDIAN HILL MUSIC FEST          Tehachapi, CA
May 30 (Sat.)             DOGHOUSE SALOON                 Tehachapi, CA
June 1 (Mon.)             HOUSE OF BLUES                       West Hollywood, CA
June 4 (Thur.)            BERGIES                                     Santa Clarita, CA
June 18 (Thur.)          BERGIES                                     Santa Clarita, CA
June 22 (Mon.)           HOUSE OF BLUES                       West Hollywood, CA
June 26 (Fri.)              THUNDER ON THE LOT              Lancaster, CA
June 29 (Mon.)           HOUSE OF BLUES                       West Hollywood, CA
July 3 (Fri.)                 WINDY MESA                             Page, AZ
July 4 (Sat.)                WINDY MESA                             Page, AZ
July 31 (Fri.)               WHISKEY DAVE'S                       Big Bear Lake, CA
Aug. 1 (Sat.)               LAKESIDE SPORTS BAR                     Helendale, CA
Aug. 8 (Sat.)               FIESTA DAYS FESTIVAL              Frazier Park, CA
Sept. 5 (Sat.)              BLUES, BREWS & BBQ FEST         Pine Mtn. Club, CA
Sept. 6 (Sat.)              MADD BAILEY'S PUB                   Pine Mtn. Club, CA
Sept. 25 (Fri.)             HARRY'S NIGHTCLUB                 Pismo Beach, CA
Oct. 17 (Sat.)              HELENDALE CHILI COOK-OFF    Helendale, CA


                               
 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Colorado Belle's River Bar Lounge Presents: Bo & The Bluesdrivers




BO & THE BLUESDRIVERS IS "SOCAL'S HARDEST-WORKING
BLUES BAND"; THEY'RE NOW ON TOUR THROUGHOUT 2015

Performing At: RIVER BAR LOUNGE (AT THE COLORADO BELLE)

(Friday, April 17, Saturday, April 18, and Sunday, April 19)



   (LAUGHLIN, NV) - Bo and the Bluesdrivers "Southern California's Hardest-Working Blues Band" perform in concert at Colorado Belle's River Bar Lounge, at Colorado Belle Hotel/Casino & Resort, 2100 S. Casino Drive, Laughlin, Friday, April 17; Saturday, April 18; and Sunday, April 19. Showtime is 8 p.m.-1 a.m. all three nights. Free admission. Info: (702) 298-4000 or http://www.coloradobelle.com/entertainment/river-bar-lounge.html. Bo and the Bluesdrivers perform as part of the big Blues & Brews Riverwalk Festival.

  

Bo and the Bluesdrivers are the Cover Story in All Access Magazine (December 2014). Read it here: http://allaccessmagazine.com/2014/12/18/introducing-bo-bluesdrivers/

         
                BO AND THE BLUESDRIVERS...SOME BACKGROUND

 
   “I’m out on the streets again/I’ve been sleeping in my car/I got these worn-out shoes/ Just smoked my last cigar,” drawls the St. Augustine, FL, native known simply as Bo, front-man of Bo and the Bluesdrivers, Southern California's Hardest-Working Blues Band, ably supported by a stinging guitar and a sturdy rhythm section held down by longtime musical partners, Bluesdrivers bassist Brian “Chewy” James and drummer, JJ Garcia.


   That’s right, Bo & the Bluesdrivers play it like they’ve lived it, paying those hard-living dues, forming from a chance meeting after joining forces at an open jam hosted a decade ago by Chewy and J.J. Ten years after, they’re still together and tighter than ever.

   “From the streets of New York/To the streets of L.A./It seems all the same/Day to day/I’ve been through the darkness/I’ve walked through the light/The streets are all the same/Night after night.”

   The band have performed on special occasions in the L.A. area over the years at clubs and parties of friends, but more recently have started to develop a strong following that has seen them with consistent bookings all over Southern California (full itinerary below).
“The band came together both naturally and organically, with no stress or drama…Just making music that we dig," says drummer JJ Garcia.

    Says Bo: “We’re a band of brothers with mutual respect for each other and our abilities. Always striving to be the best at what we do.”

   A veteran of the Florida club scene, Bo’s travels have seen him sitting in with legendary drummers Buddy Miles (Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsies, Delfonics, Bootsy Collins) and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Artimus Pyle, before moving from Florida to L.A. fourteen years ago. A world-class guitarist, you can hear his affinity for a variety of genres - from jazz, funk and soul to rock & roll, coming through loud and clear on such originals as “Out In The Streets”; audience favorite “Walkin’ In The Park”; and tasty instrumentals like “Sea Song” (and) “Chillin’”, along with well-chosen covers of classics by Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Pink Floyd and ZZ Top, among others.

  Bo’s Bluesdrivers backbeat is provided by the stalwart team of J.J. and Chewy, who have worked together for close to two decades - previously performing in renowned SoCal-based band Stone as well as also currently with the steadily-growing rock group, Judge Jackson. The longtime rhythm section have several national tours under their belts and a resume that includes collaborations with famed horror director John Carpenter, both on-screen and as part of the soundtracks for his films, including Vampires and Ghost of Mars. Judge Jackson has performed and recorded music that has appeared on a variety of TV, movies and sporting events, including Fox Sports and Super Bowl XLV.

  Bo & the Bluesdrivers have just finished recording a new album at Pawnshop Studios, which is slated for release later this year.








BO AND THE BLUESDRIVERS - UPCOMING LIVE SHOWS/SPECIAL EVENTS


April 2 (Thur.)            BERGIES                                    Santa Clarita, CA
April 15 (Wed.)                UNIVERSAL BAR & GRILL            Universal City, CA
April 17 (Fri.)             RIVER BAR LOUNGE                             Laughlin, NV
April 18 (Sat.)                  RIVER BAR LOUNGE                             Laughlin, NV
April 19 (Sun.)                 RIVER BAR LOUNGE                             Laughlin, NV
May 7 (Thur.)             BERGIES                                     Santa Clarita, CA
May 8 (Fri.)                WHISKEY DAVE'S                        Big Bear Lake, CA
May 9 (Sat.)               WHISKEY DAVE'S                        Big Bear Lake, CA
May 22 (Fri.)              RUN-A-MUCCA RALLY               Winnemucca, NV
May 23 (Sat.)             RUN-A-MUCCA RALLY               Winnemucca, NV
May 24 (Sun.)            RUN-A-MUCCA RALLY               Winnemucca, NV
May 30 (Sat.)             INDIAN HILL MUSIC FEST            Tehachapi, CA
May 30 (Sat.)             DOGHOUSE SALOON                  Tehachapi, CA
June 4 (Thur.)            BERGIES                                     Santa Clarita, CA
June 18 (Thur.)          BERGIES                                     Santa Clarita, CA
July 3 (Fri.)                 WINDY MESA                             Page, AZ
July 4 (Sat.)                WINDY MESA                             Page, AZ
July 31 (Fri.)               WHISKEY DAVE'S                       Big Bear Lake, CA
Aug. 1 (Sat.)               LAKESIDE SPORTS BAR                    Helendale, CA
Aug. 8 (Sat.)               FIESTA DAYS FESTIVAL              Frazier Park, CA
Sept. 5 (Sat.)              BLUES, BREWS & BBQ FEST         Pine Mtn. Club, CA
Sept. 6 (Sat.)              MADD BAILEY'S PUB                  Pine Mtn. Club, CA
Oct. 17 (Sat.)              HELENDALE CHILI COOK-OFF   Helendale, CA


                               
 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Bo & The Bluesdrivers: SoCal's Hardest-Working Blues Band On Tour




BO & THE BLUESDRIVERS ARE SOCAL'S HARDEST-WORKING
BLUES BAND WHO ARE NOW ON TOUR THROUGHOUT 2015

Performing Locally: Sue's Tavern in Frazier Park - Saturday, February 7


   
   “I’m out on the streets again/I’ve been sleeping in my car/I got these worn-out shoes/ Just smoked my last cigar,” drawls the St. Augustine, FL, native known simply as Bo, front-man of Bo and the Bluesdrivers, buttressed by a stinging guitar and a sturdy rhythm section held down by longtime musical partners, Bluesdrivers bassist Brian “Chewy” James and drummer, J. J. Garcia.

   *Bo and the Bluesdrivers perform locally at Sue's Tavern, 3440 Mt. Pinos Way, in Frazier Park, Saturday, February 7. Showtime 9 p.m.-1:15 a.m. Free Info: (661) 245-1100 or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sues-Tavern/.


  

Bo and the Bluesdrivers Cover Story in the December issue of All Access Magazine. Read it here: http://allaccessmagazine.com/2014/12/18/introducing-bo-bluesdrivers/


   That’s right, Bo & the Bluesdrivers play it like they’ve lived it, paying those hard-living dues, forming from a chance meeting after joining forces at an open jam hosted a decade ago by Chewy and J.J. Ten years after, they’re still together and tighter than ever.

   “From the streets of New York/To the streets of L.A./It seems all the same/Day to day/I’ve been through the darkness/I’ve walked through the light/The streets are all the same/Night after night.”

   The band have performed on special occasions in the L.A. area over the years at clubs and parties of friends, but more recently have started to develop a strong following that has seen them with consistent bookings all over Southern California (full itinerary below).
“The band came together both naturally and organically, with no stress or drama…Just making music that we dig," says drummer JJ Garcia.

    Says Bo: “We’re a band of brothers with mutual respect for each other and our abilities. Always striving to be the best at what we do.”

   A veteran of the Florida club scene, Bo’s travels have seen him sitting in with legendary drummers Buddy Miles (Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsies, Delfonics, Bootsy Collins) and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Artimus Pyle, before moving from Florida to L.A. fourteen years ago. A world-class guitarist, you can hear his affinity for a variety of genres - from jazz, funk and soul to rock & roll, coming through loud and clear on such originals as “Out In The Streets”; audience favorite “Walkin’ In The Park”; and tasty instrumentals like “Sea Song” (and) “Chillin’”, along with well-chosen covers of classics by Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Pink Floyd and ZZ Top, among others.

  Bo’s Bluesdrivers backbeat is provided by the stalwart team of J.J. and Chewy, who have worked together for close to two decades - previously performing in renowned SoCal-based band Stone as well as also currently with the steadily-growing rock group, Judge Jackson. The longtime rhythm section have several national tours under their belts and a resume that includes collaborations with famed horror director John Carpenter, both on-screen and as part of the soundtracks for his films, including Vampires and Ghost of Mars. Judge Jackson has performed and recorded music that has appeared on a variety of TV, movies and sporting events, including Fox Sports and Super Bowl XLV.

  Bo & the Bluesdrivers have just finished recording a new album at Pawnshop Studios, which is slated for release later this year.




               "Out On The Streets" - Bo and the Bluesdrivers 




BO AND THE BLUESDRIVERS - UPCOMING LIVE SHOWS/SPECIAL EVENTS


Feb. 5 (Thur.)            BERGIES                                   Santa Clarita, CA
Feb. 7 (Sat.)              SUE'S TAVERN                          Frazier Park, CA
Feb. 13 (Fri.)             KX93.5 FM LAGUNA BLUES*     Laguna Beach, CA
Feb. 17 (Tues.)              HOUSE OF BLUES                      West Hollywood, CA
Feb. 20 (Fri.)             ARCADIA BLUES CLUB              Arcadia, CA
Feb. 21 (Sat.)            LAKESIDE SPORTS BAR             Helendale, CA
Feb. 28 (Sat.)            MADD BAILEY'S PUB                 Pine Mtn. Club, CA
March 1 (Sun.)          MADD BAILEY'S PUB                 Pine Mtn. Club, CA
March 5 (Thur.)         BERGIES                                  Santa Clarita, CA
March 7 (Sat.)            HARRY'S NIGHT CLUB             Pismo Beach, CA
April 2 (Thur.)           BERGIES                                  Santa Clarita, CA
May 22 (Fri.)              RUN-A-MUCCA RALLY           Winnemucca, NV
May 23 (Sat.)             RUN-A-MUCCA RALLY           Winnemucca, NV
May 24 (Sun.)            RUN-A-MUCCA RALLY           Winnemucca, NV
May 30 (Sat.)             INDIAN HILL MUSIC FEST        Tehachapi, CA
May 30 (Sat.)             DOGHOUSE SALOON              Tehachapi, CA
July 3 (Fri.)                 WINDY MESA                         Page, AZ
July 4 (Sat.)                WINDY MESA                         Page, AZ
Aug. 8 (Sat.)               FIESTA DAYS FESTIVAL          Frazier Park, CA