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Buggaboo / Bio

In a world of cookie cutter sounds, Buggaboo is a band capturing the spirit, creativity, and innovation of Rock and Roll. Their unique musical goulash blends infectious melodies and rich harmonies on a bed of deep-rooted grooves. From Soul to Country, Psychedelic and all that’s in between, Buggaboo is sure to stimulate the senses and penetrate the soul.

“…Heartening to hear old Southern forms reformulated so inventively…”
- Michael Barnes, Austin 360

“A one-of-a-kind tapestry of thick harmonies and genuine emotion.”
- Amarillo Globe News

Buggaboo is: Chad Pope and Clayton Colvin. Both members of this innovative duo bring a unique approach to writing, singing, and playing, weaving an inimitable sound. Buggaboo started as a trio and as it progressed the sound got bigger while the band got smaller. Using drum and loop machines the two members sound like a four piece band. They have been touring nationwide for 4 years, performing nearly 300 shows annually, from renowned honky-tonk Luckenbach, TX, to the esteemed Rockwood Music Hall in New York City. Buggaboo has been an official selection for South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, one of the largest and most well regarded conferences in the world as well as several other esteemed festivals over the years. Asteria, released in early 2014, is saturated with soulful harmonies, thick grooves, and bewitching slide guitar. 2015 has been good to the band continuing to hit the road and wrapping up a new record to follow their second album 'Asteria'.

In keeping with the musical legacy of his forebears, Chad Pope's talents come by the way of blood, Pentecostal church, and the legendary Ft.Worth Blues scene. His father and grandfather, both well-respected musicians, make him a third-generation Texas player. Chad's sound can't easily be defined; his laid-back Southern vocal and guitar style pay tribute to the old records he grew up on, from the likes of Pops Staples and R.L. Burnside, to Donny Hathaway and Merle Haggard. Gliding across the strings like a casanova, then pranking you with a lick that’s a bit off, his equal parts catchy and rebellious constantly keep listeners engaged, resonating with fellow musicians and fans alike.

Clayton grew up in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, a place with a rich, world-renowned musical heritage. In 2005, he moved to Austin to pursue his music career, where he formed Southern Rock band Dertybird. Since relocating, Clayton has shared the stage with such bands as The Black Crowes, Gov't Mule, The Drive-By Truckers, and Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights, as well as many well-known Texas favorites. Drawing inspiration from his favorite Texas artists, his songwriting and vocal style still harkens back to the Muscle Shoals sound. Clayton’s meat and potatoes approach to acoustic guitar, whether it’s rhythm or a bass-heavy groove, holds it down for fiery lead and commands respect.

Recent quote’s about Buggaboo

conjuring up universal emotions and putting their own crunchy, bluesy spin on them.”

- Stewart Smith, Tyler Morning Telegraph

“ A quick listen puts me in mind of a half-century of Texas Blues Rock, from early Doug Sahm through ZZ Top and forward to any number of Texas rockers.”

- Louisville Music

General Info

Band Members
Clayton Colvin - Vocals, Chad Pope - Vocals
Artist Name
Home Page
Active Since
Americana / Swamp / Southern Rock

Contact Info

Austin, TX

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