Future Roots band The Boston Boys, formed in Boston in 2012, live in Brooklyn, and play all around the world. In only two years, they’ve performed in over a dozen countries throughout Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. Their unique instrumentation, musicality, and fearless live performance is quickly earning them a loyal fan base. Not so secret spies or just an electrified band of gypsies on a mission? Either way, you’ll hear them coming. Listen for this quartet when they roll right on through the Rockies to the West Coast with the Infamous Stringdusters in April. More info here: http://www.thebostonboys.com/
Mandolinist, guitarist, and lead singer, Eric Robertson, initiated the project as a student at Berklee College of Music. He, along with multi-instrumentalist Duncan Wickel, bassist Josh Hari, and drummer Nicholas Falk deliver a new fusion of American roots music inspired by bedrock artists like Paul Simon, Ray Charles and The Band. They recorded their upcoming EP, studied entrepreneurship with California College of the Arts Design MBA faculty, and cut a deal with Musikara, an innovative platform for collaborating, sharing, and rearranging music while they were residents at Zoo Labs in Oakland, CA in October 2013.
The Boston Boys harness American grooves and redesign them for a radical future of global collaboration. Future Roots music combines your first love with what you think you know about the world. It’s big out there and always evolving. What’s the soundtrack? There are two EPs out (“What You Say?!? and “Keep You Satisfied”) and a third going public in May 2014.
Their recent three week tour in Morocco, in partnership with the U.S. State Department, is part of a culture exchange whose alumni include Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong. These influences can be found on their new video for the single “What You Say!?!” seen below that premiered on Huffington Post today: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mike-ragogna/chats-with-missing-person_b_4983115.html
The boys shot the video on location throughout Morocco with Moroccon musicians Bouhssine Foulane and Abdellah El-Miry.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
03/27 – Stamford, CT – The Palace
03/28 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2
04/11 – Denver, CO – The Ogden
04/12 – Denver, CO – The Ogden
04/13 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
04/15 – Bozeman, MT – Emerson Center
04/16 – Missoula, MT – Top Hat Lounge
04/17 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
04/18 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
04/19 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
04/22 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
04/23 – Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theatre
04/25 – Los Angeles, CA – Room 5 Lounge
04/26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Moskowitz Gallery