As a middle-school kid living in Poughkeepsie, New York, Bo started listening to the Beatles' White Album, the Rolling Stones' Sticky Fingers and Led Zeppelin I, all things now considered as classic rock.
Years later, those early influences are on full display with "Lessons From a Shooting Star", an album that mixes the hooks and harmonies of classic pop music with the size, sweep and swagger of rock & roll. On this record, Bo as a talented multi-instrumentalist is handling virtually every job — from the songwriting to the bass guitar to the vocals to the production — himself. For a musician who'd spent the past decade touring the world as a member of other people's bands, "Lessons From a Shooting Star" was a chance to focus inward. It was a chance to make music that was completely his.
“The Brighter Side," an amazing power-pop track co-written with Brendan Benson, brings to mind the BIG STAR #1 vibes while "Sweetheart Deal" evokes a young Tom Petty and "Mumbo Johnny" is a nod to Creedence Clearwater Revival. Looks like Bo has learned his lessons well.
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