A band that refuses to be locked into a single genre, Boot Juice find a sense of freedom in their ability to float from bluesy rock’n’roll to progressive bluegrass and back. Inspired by the likes of Railroad Earth and soulful harmonies of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Boot Juice curates a sound that is uniquely their own, resulting in a layered and dynamic live performance. Boot Juice has been kickin’ around the west since 2016, leaving audiences happy, and dance floors sticky. The 5-piece band features clean electric and acoustic guitars, three vocalists, bass, drum kit and often a two piece brass section. The band has its heart in Americana songwriting, with a rock’n’roll delivery that gets crowds moving. The members of Boot Juice are mostly childhood friends that grew up playing music together, and who went on to follow different musical paths before coming together to form this band.
Evan Daly, the lead guitarist and one of the songwriters, has been featured as a lead electric guitar player bands since he was a teenager. Never satisfied, and hard to put in a box, Evan has played for Metal bands, Rock bands, a Funk/Soul/Hip Hop group, his own Blues band, a Honky Tonk Country band, and has sat in with countless others. Through his wide background, Evan draws from many different influences and brings a strong technical understanding of music. With that understanding comes the ability to express his vision through guitar melodies, ripping solos and intricate chord progressions.
On the other side of the stage is the band’s founder and other main songwriter, Connor Herdt. He plays the acoustic guitar and sings songs based on his life on the road and in the mountains of the American West, bringing a folk element to the rock band arena. Often revolving around acoustic melodies, and drawing on influences like Dire Straits, The Band, Tommy Emmanuel, and Railroad Earth, Connor takes an honest songwriting approach that hits home for many people. His thoughtful lyrics come across with a mix of straightforward, palatable delivery that keeps the listener holding onto each word, and belting powerful notes that can fill up a room.
Backed by the Bass Wizard, Brett Worley, hard-hitting Drummer, David Provost, and joined by backing and lead vocalist Jessica Stoll, Boot Juice plays music that will attempt to bring you to the street corner, the river side, or the open highway. They have continued to produce new, interesting music that is hard to put a label on. Its been called a lot of things; Rock, Bluegrass, Blues, Folk, Country. Whatever you want to call it, they have found a sound that is uniquely their own, weaving 3 or more part vocal harmonies with a rocking backing band, and impressive lead guitar licks. It is music that anyone can relate to and have a good time watching.
Following the 2018 release of their EP “The Blackburn Sessions”, Boot Juice released their debut LP album “Speaking in Tones” in May 2019.