HoDo Lounge · July 31, 8:00 pm · no cover


After more beers than rehearsals and a goofy name playing off of the Midwestern accents prevalent in their hometown of Fargo, ND, the boys in the newly formed band, BOOTS, stepped on stage to pick a few tunes and sing old songs with 4 part harmonies at a one-off opening spot in April 2013 for Minnesota string band, Pert Near Sandstone. Blending influences from old time bluegrass music, pre-war Delta blues, classic folk, funk and gypsy swing, BOOTS laid the foundation for their unique take on roots music that continues to evolve and grow.

From that fateful spring night, the gigs just kept coming. Their summer included numerous opening spots for regional touring acts, a pre-party for Duluth speed-grass heroes, Trampled By Turtles, at the beautiful Bluestem Amphitheater, regional benefit concert and festival slots and most recently their biggest show playing with outlaw country royalty, Shooter Jennings, in front of a packed house at The Hub. Now the boys in BOOTS are looking forward to headlining their first shows in September and recording their first full-length record with Minneapolis recording wizard Dan Jensen of The Hideaway Studios in October. So go ahead, belly up to the bar, get 2 pounders and get ready to hit the dance floor.