BoomBox (American band)
This is BoomBox!
L: Russ Randolph R: Zion Godchaux
Photo: Wayno Beam
|Origin||Muscle Shoals, Alabama, USA|
|Genres||Rock & Roll|
|Labels||Heart of Gold Records|
|Associated acts||Heart of Gold Band|
BoomBox is an American rock band, which is most known through founding member Zion Godchaux's association with the Grateful Dead. Both parents, Keith and Donna Jean Godchaux, performed with the Dead from 1971 to 1979.
Formed in 2004 by singer/songwriter Zion Godchaux on the guitar/lead vocals and producer/DJ Russ Randolph on sequencers, groove boxes and turn-tables. The duo met while recording the Heart of Gold Band album “At The Table,” with Zion's mother Donna Jean Godchaux-Mackay. BoomBox originates from Muscle Shoals, Alabama, known as a revolutionary hot spot for recording studios and creative artists in Rock and Roll and Rhythm and blues. BoomBox has incorporated some of this history into their music, allowing for a contemporary style and coupling of Rock and Roll, Vintage Psychedelic and House.
The duo themselves avoid labeling the music as anything other than "Rock & Roll", expressing that labels would do the music injustice. It's simply left up to each person to extract his or her own account from the BoomBox experience.
The band has played many notable concerts and venues, including appearances at The Oregon Country Fair, The Echo Project, Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival, Rothbury Music Festival, Electric Forest, Mile High Music Festival, Hoxeyville Music Festival, Camp Bisco, IMPULSE Music & Arts Festival, French Broad River Festival, Bele Chere, Wanee, Bounce and Hangout Music Festival.
- Visions of Backbeat (May, 2005)
- Downriverelectric (June, 2010)
- Jesse Wood (2011-10-13). "'Get Down’ with BoomBox at Legends October 20". highcountrypress.com. Retrieved 2011-11-04.
- Donna Jean Godchaux.
- Bama's BoomBox to bring 'funky, sweaty dance party, Kalamazoo Gazette (2007-11-01)
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