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the bo-stevens / Bio

Who are the bo-stevens?

Having opened for acts as big as Dwight Yoakam and The Avett Brothers, the bo-stevens are more likely to be found in the same honky tonk haunts that birthed the music. Traveling from Memphis to Charleston, Richmond to Atlanta, playing within a vibrant and supportive music scene, the bo-stevens is preparing for a second decade on the road. Richard Boyd II, the best frontman in the business, keeps Greg Bell's Hulacaster and Jeff Shu's mandolin and pedal steel in the grove. And now to top off the lineup, the bo shines with an all-female all-star rhythm section featuring Billie Feather's standup slap and Karrie Sheehan's swingin' snare.

The roots of this roots band go deep into the mantle of country music. Richard came to love the Tele twang and pedal steel swells of Honky Tonk at his father's knee. In fact, Richard Sr. recorded two country songs in the 1950s just a few doors down from the Trade Street art studio where in 2002 the bo-stevens got their start. And for a Carolina-based band that never left their roots behind, they're proud as can be of their latest release, "Your Crazy Heart." Take their commitment to tradition and mix some rockabilly, a pinch of gospel, and a dash of bluegrass into the stew to serve up a tasty Saturday night.

Can'ts Never Could (2004)
A Little More Road (2007)
Honky Tonk Angel and a Bottle of Wine (2010)
Your Crazy Heart (2013)

General Info

Band Members
Richard Boyd-guitar, lead vocals; Jeff Shu-pedal steel, mandolin, vocals; Greg Bell-lead guitar; Billie Feather-bass fiddle, vocals; Karrie Sheehan - drums, voc
Artist Name
the bo-stevens
Home Page
Active Since
Country / Rockabilly / Honky Tonk

Contact Info

Winston Salem, NC

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