In a world of cookie cutter sounds, Buggaboo is a band capturing the spirit, creativity, and innovation of Rock and Roll. Their unique musical goulash blends infectious melodies and rich harmonies on a bed of deep-rooted grooves. From Soul to Country, Psychedelic and all that’s in between, Buggaboo is sure to stimulate the senses and penetrate the soul.
“…Heartening to hear old Southern forms reformulated so inventively…”
- Michael Barnes, Austin 360
“A one-of-a-kind tapestry of thick harmonies and genuine emotion.”
- Amarillo Globe News
Austin, Texas-based Americana Rock band Buggaboo is celebrating the release of their second full-length album, ‘Asteria’. Buggaboo is: Chad Pope, Clayton Colvin, and Douglas Jay Boyd. Each member of this non-traditional trio brings a unique approach to writing, singing, and playing, weaving an inimitable sound. The band has been touring nationwide for almost 2 years, performing nearly 300 shows annually, from renowned honky-tonk Luckenbach, TX, to the esteemed Rockwood Music Hall in New York City. In 2013, Buggaboo was an official selection for South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, one of the largest and most well regarded conferences in the world. They are one of only 15 bands currently sponsored by Lone Star Beer, the “National Beer of Texas”. Asteria, to be released in May, is saturated with soulful harmonies, thick grooves, and bewitching slide guitar.
In keeping with the musical legacy of his fore-bearers, Chad Pope's talents come by the way of blood, Pentecostal church, and the legendary Ft.Worth Blues scene. His father and grandfather, both well-respected musicians, make him a third-generation Texas player. Chad's sound can't easily be defined; his laid-back Southern vocal and guitar style pay tribute to the old records he grew up on, from the likes of Pops Staples and R.L. Burnside, to Donny Hathaway and Merle Haggard. Gliding across the strings like a casanova, then pranking you with a lick that’s a bit off, his equal parts catchy and rebellious constantly keep listeners engaged, resonating with fellow musicians and fans alike.
Clayton grew up in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, a place with a rich, world-renowned musical heritage. In 2005, he moved to Austin to pursue his music career, where he formed Southern Rock band Dertybird. Since relocating, Clayton has shared the stage with such bands as The Black Crowes, Gov't Mule, The Drive-By Truckers, and Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights, as well as many well-known Texas favorites. Drawing inspiration from his favorite Texas artists, his songwriting and vocal style still harkens back to the Muscle Shoals sound. Clayton’s meat and potatoes approach to acoustic guitar, whether it’s rhythm or a bass-heavy groove, holds it down for fiery lead and commands respect.
Hailing from Iowa Park, TX, Douglas grew up playing music on a variety of instruments, settling primarily on cajon and vocals after a solo career that included shows with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lucas Nelson, and Devon Allman. Since 2010, he has toured extensively, including the US, Canada, and Europe, contributing distinct material to such bands as The Sweetness, Dertybird, and now, Buggaboo. Douglas’s soulful vocals strongly compliment, and adversely, contrast with a style of percussion befitting the power drummers of old, while still forging a path all his own.
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