Original songs and Eclectic Covers - New Americana Roots
featuring lap steel, guitars, ukulele, and drums, with a touch of country, a sprinkling of jam rock, a smidgen of blues and gospel, and a sprinkling of classic rock. Music is played and groove is felt.
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Jim Bouchard; ukulele, guitars and vocals - grew up listening to The Beach Boys and Beatles as played by his older brothers, Albert and Joe, who went on to found The Blue Oyster Cult. Studying painting in college, he played many coffeehouse gigs as a solo folk singer all along. Played banjo and guitar on the folk scene in Boston in the ‘90s, in various incarnations, solo and as part of seminal Americana collaborative Toots Rambles.
Peter D’Angelo; drums and percussion - played in Punk Alt-Country band Big Barn Burning throughout the late ‘80s, most recently found playing with classic power rock band Green Street Station and now also The Beauty Way.
Cate O’Connell; lap steel virtuoso that grew up in a musical home. Her mother, quite an accomplished pianist, supported Cate's request at age 5 to learn the violin, and again at age 9 when she swiched over to the guitar.
In high school Cate played in a band with Matt Nathanson and went on to discover the Lap steel in college through David Lindley with whom she had the privilege of studing. Her influences include Jackson Browne, Crosby Stills and Nash, Neil Young, The Grateful Dead and the Rolling Stones
Severin Grossman; bass - longtime mainstay of the legendary Boston garage-rock institution, Willie Alexander and Boom Boom Band, Sev was lured out of musical retirement by the rootsy feel of the band to fill the essential bottom line of the band, locking in perfectly with Peter to create the pulse of TBW.