Bo and Blood, Sweat and Tears added a full orchestra to their holiday concert in West Virginia last night. We didn’t get to listen in this time, but it sure looks like Bo enjoyed being center stage again.
There’s a nice little run of shows in the northeast over the coming week. Go see them if you can, and be sure to come back and tell us all about it. Preferably with video!
Published by Jennheifer on December 4th, 2013 tagged Bo Bice, Photos | 1 Comment »
Even before Bo joined the band, there were some passing references about Blood, Sweat and Tears planning to release new music, but now he seems to be making it official:
So, after five or six shows we decided that we wanted to do a new album next year, which will be their first studio album in two decades.
Sounds intriguing. It’ll be interesting to hear how they incorporate Bo’s influences into their sound. So far Bo’s been killing their hits on tour, but he’s been doing most of the fitting in. Although their rendition of Bo’s beloved Midnight Rider is awesome.
Published by Jennheifer on December 2nd, 2013 tagged Bo Bice | 3 Comments »
Of all Bo’s songs, I think Sinner In A Sin suits Thanksgiving best, with its mix of reflection and regret, melancholy and hope. It’s also a perfect showcase for his voice, something I’m always most thankful to hear.
I couldn’t stop at just one serving, so here are two of my two favorite recordings of the song, both from 2008.
I love this one for the big soaring sound of Bo backed by a orchestra…
… and this one for the simple, raw emotion in every note. Bo sat his band down, explained to the crowd that he was singing in tribute to a friend who’d died that day, and just let go.
Now that is a gift.
Happy Thanksgiving, peeps! Thanks for sticking around and sharing the ride these last eight years. May the clouds part and the sun shine down upon us all today.
Published by Jennheifer on November 28th, 2013 tagged Bo Bice | 5 Comments »
This old photo popped up on google today and I thought you’d enjoy it as much as I did. Working it!
Published by Jennheifer on November 22nd, 2013 tagged Bo Bice, Photos | Comment now »
If Bo sings in a concert and no peeps are around to hear it, does he make a sound? Tonight Bo starts his run as the lead singer of Blood, Sweat and Tears, but you wouldn’t know it looking at his official tour schedule. I cannot understand why he hasn’t added a single BST show to his calendar.
Luckily, we have sleuths, the band keeps its tour page fairly current, and some venues have added Bo to their show info. This is where we think Bo’s going to be over the next few months, assuming he’ll be at all of BST’s concerts. But be careful – dates have been coming and going as Bo and the band put things together, and I expect that a number of Bo’s solo gigs next spring will be canceled. I wouldn’t buy any nonrefundable tickets just yet.
16: Chandler Center For The Arts, Chandler, AZ (BST)
3: Keith Albee Performing Arts Center, Huntington, WV (BST)
5: Rams Head, Annapolis, MD (BST)
6: Birchmere, Alexandria, VA (BST)
7: Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT (BST)
8: Berklee College of Music Performance Hall, Boston, MA (BST)
13: The Rutledge, Nashville, TN (Peep party)
22: Winstar Casino, Thackerville, OK (BST)
18: Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa, Stateline NV (BST)
25: One World Theatre, Austin, TX (BST)
26: Dosey Doe, Woodlands, TX (BST)
28: Louisa Arts Center, Louisa VA (Bo Solo)
5: Musikfest Café, Bethlehem, PA (BST)
6: The Newton Theatre, Newton, NJ (BST)
8: Rialto Theatre, Montreal, Quebec Canada (BST)
28: Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News, VA (BST)
29: Plaza Arts Center, Eatonton, GA (Bo Solo)
3: Powerhouse Pub, Folsom, CA (Bo Solo)
4: Black Oak Casino, Tuolumne, CA (Bo Solo)
4: Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, Clinton Township, MI (BST)
5: Jackson Community College-Potter, Jackson MI (BST)
5: Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton, CA (Bo Solo)
24: The Levoy Theatre, Millville, NJ (Bo Solo)
25: The Capitol Theatre, Chambersburg, PA (Bo Solo)
26: Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA (Bo Solo)
19: Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside, OH (BST)
21 or 22: Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, MN (BST)
I’m looking forward to seeing the schedule all sorted out and official. It’s going to be fun!
Published by Jennheifer on November 16th, 2013 tagged Bo Bice, Tour News | 5 Comments »
Get your party on, peeps.
The holidays are right around the corner, and that means it’s time to party!! Join us on Friday, December 13th, at the Rutledge for the 4th Annual “Peeps” Christmas party! The Rutledge is located at 410 4th Ave South in Nashville. Kick off the holiday’s in true “Peeps” style with some great music, stories, lunch with your fellow Peeps and of course the host with the most BO BICE!
Tickets are on sale NOW! Click here to purchase.
This might be your last shot at a party for a while – Blood, Sweat and Tears tours a lot in summer, so there’s a good chance Bo won’t be at CMA Fest next year.
Published by Jennheifer on November 9th, 2013 tagged Bo Bice | Comment now »
Here’s to you and the year ahead. We wish you only the best.
Published by Jennheifer on November 1st, 2013 tagged Bo Bice | 1 Comment »
Here’s the word from Bobice.com:
Congratulations are in order for Bo Bice – who was officially named the lead singer for legendary rock group Blood, Sweat and Tears! Check back for more information.
From Blood, Sweat and Tears:
Singer/songwriter Bo Bice, tapped to be the new lead singer for Blood, Sweat & Tears, had an impressive career long before he first came to the attention of the great, horn-driven jazz rock band. Raised in the Southeast, as well as England, Bice’s musical tastes were influenced by everything from country music, southern rock, gospel music to English rock.
His first significant breakthrough, however, came via his supercharged appearances on American Idol. Although he was one of the show’s oldest contestants, he finished as the runner-up to Carrie Underwood, the winner of the fourth A.I. Season.
And from Bo himself:
I wanted to do it because its an opportunity to record & write new music with a band that has changed music by helping to creat a niche genre. I also enjoy performing with an excellent group of musicians playing music from an extraordinary & challenging catalog.
As you probably already know…I’m not giving up being “BO BICE”, I’m enjoying the gift that God has put in my path.
Congratulations on this wonderful opportunity, Bo! Enjoy the ride.
Published by Jennheifer on October 30th, 2013 tagged Tour News | 5 Comments »
Lou Reed died today. A genuinely legendary songwriter and musician, rock music would not be the same without him.
Published by Jennheifer on October 27th, 2013 tagged Bo Bice | Comment now »
Paradise Artists, the agency that represents Blood, Sweat and Tears, now lists the band as “BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS featuring BO BICE.”
It sure is looking like a done deal. How sweet if Bo gets his own billing!