A recent review of Porter's latest release:
"Bo Porter hits pay dirt with his TRY IT YOU'LL LIKE IT, a short sharp lesson in good time country, swing and rockabilly. WIth a shit-hot crew in tow he could fill in for The Blasters if they failed to turn up on the night and you wouldn't feel short-changed. His voice is stained with years of experience and his relaxed delivery even encompasses a chortle on "She Likes Living In Texas" as he delivers a list of things he likes about his partner. Starting off with a narrative in his best Sam Elliott style, Porter tells of how 'she likes smoking her breakfast when the sun comes up, local honey in her coffee cup' while the band deliver a wonderful Tex Mex accompaniment that is reminiscent of Willie Nelson, accordians and all. With a mixture of plangent ballads and rip roaring rockers featuring honky tonk guitar licks and rockin' accordian probably the best way to describe this album is shit-kicking and that means good. The closing song "I Was Born Like This" is the best Waylon Jennings song that Waylon never wrote." - by Paul Kerr
Bo's latest project, "BEST OF BO PORTER - LIVE AT THE SAXON PUB" is honkytonk all the way, with segments of live shows recorded at the world famous Saxon Pub in Austin, Texas. Bo says, "This CD is a 'between album' release that might just trump all my other albums this year, period." All songs are LIVE cuts; from a little over a year's time playing one of the premier clubs in Austin. The Saxon Pub has a long-standing reputation for quality. Quality entertainment, quality sound, quality environment and quality patrons. "I am honored to be considered a part of their quality entertainment roster right here in the Live Entertainment Capitol of the World. Keep in mind I'm not doing this all by myself. Those are top-of-the-line A+ professional musicians on that stage with me. The instruments they play on this CD are piano, 2 different drums sets, 2 different stand-up basses, fiddle, trumpet, pedal and lap steel, 2 lead guitars and even some Mandocaster. Nine different musicians and myself made the noise on this CD! Please refer to the CD credits for more information on these artists."
Bo Porter has performed his whole life, and in many different places. This "Gypsy Outlaw", all-around done-everything man, is a country music encyclopedia and first class performer. Florida, Alaska, California and everywhere in between; the Internet has been instrumental in connecting Bo Porter fans across the globe. With a music career already spanning decades, Bo has made a lot of fans along the way! With genuine musical heritage and steeped in classic country traditions, Bo has found a permanent place in Austin, Texas. An authentic style all his own, Bo sets a vocal standard that hasn't been seen in years. After arriving in town late January 2007, Bo began booking himself as a solo act around the Lake Travis area, but it wasn't long before he had landed a gig for a trio consisting of a stand-up bass, rhythm guitar, and vocals / electric guitar. His strong baritone voice has been compared to Marty Robbins, Faron Young, Merle Haggard, and even Johnny Cash. With a regular gig at one of Austin's premier clubs (The Saxon Pub), Bo is steadily working his way through Texas. Helping him along his way are his regular monthly sponsors, and major sponsors like Budweiser/Browns Distribution. Bo's unique take on music deranges traditional hits and makes them his own. A little classic country, a bit of Blues, some Rock 'n Roll, and a lot of heart and soul is what Bo Porter delivers. Bo includes the audience in his performances, which keeps them coming back. His comedic sensibility, and audience communication endears him to the audiences as well as the club owners. The Bo Porter is a must see!
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