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BoDeans

Infinity Hartford

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Fri, September 21, 2018
Hartford, CT
Show at 8:30 PM

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Price: $29 - $44

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GENRE

Roots Rock
BoDeans

If there ever was a truly American rock band, it’s the BoDeans and those who’ve seen them rock our Norfolk stage would agree.  So, when they take our Hartford stage, get ready to feel “Closer to Free!!” A long awaited and highly requested return for the BoDeans to the Infinity Hall family – get your tickets now as this one will go super-fast. Lock in the best possible seats today!

The BoDeans

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Artist Bio

BoDeans will be bringing their indigenous roots elements-Heartland hoedown folk, Celtic-rooted mountain music , zydeco, Southern roadhouse soul, Chicago blues and 100-proof roots rock to Infinity Hall! Their songs are played with heartfelt emotion as well as jaw-dropping skillfulness by the band: Neumann on vocals and guitars, original member Michael Ramos (Patty Griffin, John Mellencamp) on keyboards and accordion, longtime BoDeans bassist Ryan Bowman and new member Warren Hood, a fiddle/violin virtuoso from Austin.

"I've always thought of the BoDeans as a truly American band," says Kurt Neumann, the founder, primary writer and frontman of the veteran Milwaukee-based group. "We were blue-collar kids straight out of the heartland-how could we be anything else? ‘Roots rock' was a label I fought when I was younger, but I came to realize that if by ‘roots' you meant blues, rock, country and soul all slammed together into one sound, then I'd say yes-that is the sound of their new album, American-made music."

Neumann fully embraces that notion on American Made, the BoDeans' eleventh album. Its dozen songs are laced through with strands of indigenous roots elements-Heartland hoedown folk ("American," with guest Jake Owen spinning out the guitar solo), Celtic-rooted mountain music ("Walk Through This World," "Flyaway"), zydeco ("Everything You Wanted"), Southern roadhouse soul ("Don't Bring Me Down"), Chicago blues ("Shake the Fever") and 100-proof roots rock ("All the World"). These tracks are played with heartfelt emotion as well as jaw-dropping skillfulness by the band-Neumann on vocals and guitars, original member Michael Ramos (Patty Griffin, John Mellencamp) on keyboards and accordion, longtime BoDeans bassist Ryan Bowman and new member Warren Hood, a fiddle/violin virtuoso from Austin.

As it turns out, the album title bears a thematic resonance as well as a stylistic one. With American Made, the BoDeans have created a soul-stirring song cycle that directly reflects the American experience at this critical moment in our history. The album-which also includes a powerful rendition of Bruce Springsteen's "I'm on Fire"-was inspired by Neumann's blue-collar upbringing and his desire to express what a great country America remains, despite its troubles and the challenges facing it today.

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James McMurtry, The Audreys, Cult With No Name, Harry Manx


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