In the Spring of 2002, Clark Ashton (Augusta,GA), Patrick Mitchell (Navan, Ireland), & Pete Frisina (somewhere in Illinois)assembled at Clark’s Commuter Gallery studio in Decatur, GA to work up a set of tunes based on traditional music with acoustic instruments. On June 10, they played their first gig at the Wild West Picture Show 10th Anniversary Party. Branching out locally they soon became regulars at Blind Willie’s in Virginia Highlands, and proceeded to expand into neighboring states. They recorded their debut CD in 2004. Their 2nd disc “Other Side of Heaven”(2007) brought the addition of drums and guest musicians. They toured Ireland in 2008 and 2009, and Maine in 2010. The BooHoo Ramblers are now celebrating over 8 years as a working band, having entertained Atlanta & beyond with much more to come.
In 2009, sadly, Jr. Mitchell moved back to Ireland. Clark and Pete continue to develop the group with various musicians in the solo position with as many as 7 members on stage at once. The BooHoo Ramblers remain a roots-oriented group playing original and cover tunes that blend traditional, Country, Folk, Rock, and Bluegrass styles, a.k.a., Rockin’ Foot-Stompin’ Americana. Upbeat and highly stylized versions characterize the interpretation of cover material. Unpredictable tangents, spontaneous arrangements, unlikely medleys, and wheels-off experiments are the norm. Original songs are written by Clark who serves as the leader & spirit guide for the group. Familiar, unique, heartbreaking, & hilarious but always entertaining. From “The Green Green Grass of Home” to “Aqualung”, BHR delivers a rollicking stomp through the genres.
When: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 – 9:30PM
Where: Blind Willies – 828 North Highland Avenue – Atlanta, GA