The first and still the best

Here again for all the liberal, conservative, southern, northern, happy, angsty, long hair-missing, short-hair-loving, posting, lurking, drifted away, still hooked, bad fan, tru fan, Bb.c belonging, BFB reading peeps – the one thing we all agree on…

Happy 4th of July, everyone!

Published by Jennheifer on July 4th, 2014 tagged Bo Bice | 3 Comments »

They’ll make beautiful music together

Look who’s going to be working with Bo tomorrow!

Jim Peterik’s Official Page

Need to chill and get psyched for the week to come in Nashville. Monday writing with my pal Bo Bice for the new BS&T cd. He is the new lead singer. Good move Bo and BS&T! If you woulda told me this would someday happen when I was 18 watching them at the Kinetic Playground I woulda said “Shut the door! No way”. Of course I was channeling their singer David Clayton Thomas when I recorded Vehicle in 1970. What a crazy world! If you hang on tight you’ll see it full circle.

Wonderful news – Jim knows how to write great songs for big bands. I bet they come up with a barnburner. And we know that everytime those two get together, they rock…

Here they are meeting for the first time at Tin Pan South in 2010.

The two of them singing the hell out of Vehicle at a music camp for high school kids.

Getting down (and up) with Witness.

Have fun, boys!

Published by Jennheifer on June 15th, 2014 tagged Bo Bice, Recording News, Videos | 1 Comment »

One hand in the air, everyone

Bo sang a few songs with Mac Powell at the CMA Fest last night. The two of them have been tweeting one another for years about jamming together, which made it extra fun.

Published by Jennheifer on June 7th, 2014 tagged Bo Bice, Videos | 1 Comment »

Words could make wishes come true

One of the highlights of Bo’s run on American Idol was his sincere and lovely version of Time In A Bottle.

We all know that the performance led to a friendship between Bo and the Croce family, but we didn’t know how it all started. Until now.

Bo Bice wanted to perform Jim Croce’s “Time in a Bottle,” but music supervisor Susan Slamer wasn’t sure she could get permission. When the song cleared she called Croce’s widow, Ingrid, to thank her. Ingrid said she was going to say no, but her son A.J. was a fan of Bo’s. When Slamer said that Bo was a fan of her late husband, Ingrid asked to speak to Bo.

Bice was rehearsing on stage when Slamer handed him her cell phone and told him to place a call to a certain number. As the phone rang, Slamer told him the woman about to answer was Jim Croce’s widow. Bo started talking and the rest of the top 11 could see tears streaming down his face. They rushed over to see if he was all right. “Everything’s great,” Slamer assured them. “When Bo hung up, he said it was the most amazing moment of his life.”

Altogether now – awww. Yet another reason that Bo has never been anything but grateful for his AI experience.

Published by Jennheifer on May 15th, 2014 tagged Bo Bice, News Links, Videos | 2 Comments »

Bo or no?

There’s a commercial out for the upcoming season of the tv show 24, which features the classic Chambers Brothers tune Time Has Come Today. The sound is pretty muffled, but there are times it almost sort of maybe sounds like Bo’s version of the song and not the original. Bo’s tweeted that he doesn’t think it’s him, but some of the peeps disagree.

24 ad:

Chambers Brothers version:

Bo’s take:

Monopoly ad

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Listen here

What say you – is it Bo or not?

Published by Jennheifer on May 1st, 2014 tagged Bo Bice | 10 Comments »

Like you have something better to do

Hey peeps, it’s time to get buzzed on chocolate eggs and marshmallows and get busy. Ryan Seacrest, who will own us all before too long, is running another silly clickbait contest on his website, this time to pick the “Favorite American Idol Contestant of All-Time.” Of All-Time! That’s got to be Bo Bice, America.

Don’t let the sun go down before you get on over there and vote! Often.

Published by Jennheifer on April 16th, 2014 tagged Bo Bice, Fan Site Stuff | 1 Comment »

He needs no introduction

There’s nothing I can say – just watch and enjoy.

Fantastic videos, fantastic performances from Bo Bice and Blood, Sweat and Tears in Beverly Hills. See more here.

Published by Jennheifer on March 25th, 2014 tagged Bo Bice, Tour News, Videos | 3 Comments »

Rally Idol is this weekend

The Rally Idol show to raise money for cancer research is coming up this weekend, and Bo’s been out and about doing PR.

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If you can’t be there in person you can still donate, or throw a few bids in the online auction – Bo’s put up a guitar, some Idol memorabilia, and a painting.

Published by Jennheifer on March 19th, 2014 tagged Bo Bice | 1 Comment »

Chameleon

It’s been a while since we’ve seen any official reviews of Bo shows, so what a treat to see two of them this morning. The Central Virginian took in a solo show last week and was charmed by folksy, highly personal Bo:

The long brown locks may be gone, but the voice that made him one of American Idol’s most popular contestants still remains. [...]

“I like doing this type of show because it’s very much where I came from,” Bice said. “It’s more of an intimate engagement. It’s for the listeners. I get to tell stories of my songs and how I wrote them.”

It was a format that Bice followed the entire night, with his original songs serving as a glimpse into his own personal path in life. He played “Used To Be Me,” a ballad he wrote for a struggling friend. Other songs, such as “Glory, Hallelujah” from his latest album, “New Soul Revival,” dealt with Bice’s own spiritual and emotional journey since the conclusion of his time on American Idol.

Just a few days later though, the Allentown Morning Call was quite impressed by how deeply Bo immersed himself into the culture of Blood, Sweat and Tears:

Perhaps the biggest surprise in the concert Wednesday that had “American Idol” runner-up Bo Bice fronting seminal jazz-rock group Blood, Sweat & Tears at Musikfest Cafet at ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem was how much Bice suppressed his personality to make his integration into the group seamless. [...]

Instead, he ably assumed the role of the group’s singer, sounding a lot like its classic vocalist David Clayton-Thomas, to whom he was compared on “Idol,” in a 90-minute, 16-song set. That was a good thing. Bice only occasionally crossed over into imitation – far more often sounding inspired but having his own vibe.

He established his chops immediately , brassy and soulful, on the opening “Got to Get You Into My Life,” the Beatles cover with which Blood Sweat & Tears had a minor hit in 1975. The band also established its chops, as trumpet player Carl Fischer came front and center for a solo.

When it comes down to it, it’s voice and horns that make Blood, Sweat & Tears, and the lineup had both with Bice and a four-man horn section among its nine members.

I’m not one of those who think Bo can sing anything, even the phone book (I hate that phrase!), but there’s no doubt he’s the kind of musician who can make himself at home in all sorts of situations. It must be so much fun for him to mix up his performances up like this.

Published by Jennheifer on March 6th, 2014 tagged Bo Bice, News Links, Tour News | 2 Comments »

Set fire to the rain

Bo and BST had a very wet show in Louisiana last weekend, but a little rain can’t keep a good man or a hot band down.

Although bad weather and video cameras don’t mix very well, one fun clip has turned up. You can’t see Bo there, but you damn well can hear him.

Published by Jennheifer on February 27th, 2014 tagged Bo Bice, Tour News, Videos | Comment now »