American roots rock at its best
"I’ve always thought of the BoDeans as a truly American band," says Kurt Neumann, the founder, primary writer and frontman 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." Few would expect the band to still be going strong, so many years after Wisconsin's favorite musical sons first got together in the late 1980s. But this is an American band that has stood the test of time. Come and check them out in a club setting where you can really hear what they're all about.