Bootstrap Circus combines rock, folk, ska and eastern European influences to create music that is both energetic and richly melodic. The eclectic songwriting of Adam Burns reflects his passion for the bluesy melodies of Jack White, the lyrical wit of Elvis Costello and the unbridled energy of The Clash. The band have become known for their vivacious live shows, characterized by playful interaction with each other and their audience.
In 2004 Adam moved from England to California, where he found musical co-conspirators in the form of Greg Archer (bass guitar), Mark Albosta (drums) and Kristin Ramsey (violin and vocals). While the flesh and bones of their songs comes from Adam, it is Greg's grooving basslines, Mark's intricate rhythms and Kristin's heart-melting harmonies that bring the songs to life.
The band's new album 'Painted Face' is the sound of four people in a room putting all their heart and soul into a collaborative art project that expresses their shared passions. The bulk of the album was recorded in one week, at Mark's house in the Sierra foothills with some overdubs added later at Adam's home studio. The concise schedule and isolated setting enabled the band to capture the spontaneity and intimacy of their live performances. Live favorites 'Don't Rock the Heater' and the gypsy romp 'Dirty Water' sound fresh and vibrant. The band unveils a bigger sound in the rich soundscapes of 'Sunsets and Shooting Stars' and the cinematic textures of 'The Godless Girl'.
Bootstrap Circus are getting stronger with every show and always moving toward their next creative experience. When they come to your town, don't miss out on the chance to be part of the adventure.