October 19, 2013
This is reserved seated event. $35 per seat for Orchestra and Grand Tier, $30 per seat for Mezzanine.
ACG: Presents: BODEANS
Perhaps best known for their mid-90s Billboard Top 20 hit anthem “Closer To Free,” the BoDeans are headed back to the Meyer Theatre on Satruday, October 19, 8pm. Tickets are $30 and $35 and go on sale Friday, August 16 at 11am at the Resch Center box office, by phone 800.895.0071 or online at www.meyertheatre.org.
“I’ve always thought of the BoDeans as a truly American band,” says Kurt Neumann, the founder, primary writer and front man 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 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 on keyboards and accordion, longtime BoDeans bassist Ryan Bowman and new member Warren Hood, a fiddle/violin virtuoso from Austin.