The roots of this roots band go deep into the mantle of country music. Richard Boyd came to love the Tele twang and pedal steel swells of Honky Tonk at his father's knee. And it's only fitting that they've dedicated their new release, HONKY TONK ANGEL AND A BOTTLE OF WINE, to him.
In 2004 the group released CAN'TS NEVER COULD, a mix of original songs and old-school covers, which was lauded in the local press for its unvarnished honesty and retro leanings. On September 8, 2007, the band celebrated the release of A LITTLE MORE ROAD, this time an all-original journey through Richard and company's old-school sound.
This third release tops off a year of great successes and hard work, including gigs across the Southeast and many hours in the studio. They've steadily moved forward with Richard's songwriting and continue to rely on their country roots to guide the way. Take their commitment to tradition and mix some rockabilly, a pinch of gospel, and a dash of bluegrass into the stew to serve up a tasty Saturday night.
Having opened for acts as big as Dwight Yoakam and The Avett Brothers, the bo-stevens are more likely to be found in the same honky tonk haunts that birthed the music. Traveling from Memphis to Charleston, Richmond to Atlanta, playing within a vibrant and supportive music scene, the bo-stevens is preparing for a second decade on the road. The members are Richard Boyd II - lead vocal, accoustic guitar; Jeff Shu - backing vocal, mandolin, pedal steel guitar; Greg Bell - electric guitar; the Rev. Doug Hawkins - drums; and William vonReichbauer- double bass.