Saturday, March 16 / 9:30 pm-12:30 am
The evolution of Boot Juice has been a magnificent phenomenon to behold over the past few years. This seven-piece band from Davis has done things the old-fashioned way – earning everything they have with blood, sweat and tears shed on stages throughout the region. It’s been more sweat than anything else based on the practically inhuman volume of energy output they generate throughout the course of their relentless performances.
Boot Juice defy the typical assumption that a big band with horns is sticking to the well-worn path of funk and jazz. They certainly infuse those genres into the mix. More than anything though, this is an unabashed cosmic rock band intent on taking audiences into an alternate dimension of pure freedom and dance euphoria where the outside world ceases to exist. Their three-part vocal harmonies carry major impact with intoxicating doses of soul, blues and sultry appeal. The passionate musicianship and group synergy resonates in their pure sense of joy. The band’s firecracker of a lead singer – Jess Stoll – perfectly embodies their party-sparking ethos. Drawing favorable comparisons to the sound of The California Honey Drops and the spirit of the Talking Heads, you’ll have no doubt that the refreshing originality of Boot Juice always has a firm grip on the wheel.
Over the course of two nights at the Crazy Horse, these official Road to WonderGrass shows will take us on a journey through the whole range of what Boot Juice is all about. In fact, the band even intends on discovering untapped aspects of their identity they never knew existed! They have grown accustomed to playing the bigger stages these days with their illustrious list of festival performances rapidly mounting: High Sierra Music Festival, WinterWonderGrass, Treefort Music Festival, California Worldfest, Live Oak Music Festival, Whale Rock Music and Arts Festival, Sugar Pine Music Festival, Golden Road Gathering, Redwood Mountain Faire, Davis Music Festival and more. But there’s nothing like seeing them in the legendary intimacy of the Crazy Horse and who knows if that will ever happen again.