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Boy Named Banjo

www.boynamedbanjo.com

Artist Bio

Long before Boy Named Banjo, two of the founding members of the genre-bending band grew up a mile down the road from each other in Nashville. William Reames and Willard Logan both picked up the guitar at an early age, took lessons from the same teacher in town, and even played in the same middle school band together.

A shared love for bluegrass, country, and folk music sparked a different musical friendship for Reames between him and banjo player, Barton Davies. Before long, the two youngsters enthusiastically bounced songs off each other and discovered some of their favorite bands together like The Steeldrivers, John Hartford, and The Infamous Stringdusters. In no time at all, they were writing and performing songs of their own, and at the age of 16, decided to form their own band. Only, they needed a mandolin player. That’s when they called Logan – and the two longtime friends, and now Davies, were bandmates once again.

“We were still too young to step foot inside a bar when we first started to play,” Davies recalls, “so we’d set up shop on the sidewalk outside of Robert’s Western World in downtown Nashville and play our own songs for whomever would listen.” About halfway through one of their sidewalk sets, a man came stumbling out of Robert’s, got in Barton’s face and yelled “play that thing, Banjo Boy! Faster now, ya hear? C’mon, Banjo!” Reames texted Davies later that night – “Boy Named Banjo.”

With a brand new band name and a bunch of original songs, the trio recorded The Tanglewood Sessions, an honest, emotional, roots-driven look into the lives of the young outfit. Unexpectedly, the album was received quite well locally and now has several million streams on Spotify.

In 2013, BNB invited drummer Sam McCullough to join the group, before recording its sophomore album, Long Story Short (2014). The band got its first breakthrough by earning a spot on the 2015 Bonnaroo lineup, which led to some hometown love for the native Nashvillians. Shortly after releasing Lost on Main EP in 2015, Boy Named Banjo found its missing piece – Ford Garrard (bass), hit the road, and hasn’t stopped touring since.

Boy Named Banjo’s sound has grown up alongside them into an energetic blend of country, alternative rock, and folk-pop that will keep listeners smiling, clapping, and dancing along for many years to come. You won’t want to miss the new album they have coming in 2020. Catch a live show and find out why.

 

 

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Tour Dates

Sep 15 2021
Saturn
Birmingham, AL
Sep 16 2021
The Warehouse Athens
Athens, GA
Sep 17 2021
The Senate
Columbia, SC
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Sep 18 2021
Chi Psi Lodge
Lexington, VA
Sep 19 2021
The Broadberry
Richmond, VA
Sep 29 2021
Rick's Cafe
Starkville, MS
Sep 30 2021
Peaches
Rome, GA
Oct 01 2021
Wendells Dippin Branch
Anderson, SC
Oct 02 2021
The Grey Eagle
Asheville, NC
Oct 03 2021
Tuck Fest
Charlotte, NC
Oct 05 2021
Blind Tiger
Greensboro, NC
Oct 06 2021
Bijou Theatre
Knoxville, TN
Oct 07 2021
Jefferson Theater
Charlottesville, VA
Oct 08 2021
9:30 Club
Washington, DC
Oct 09 2021
The Dock
Ithaca, NY
Oct 13 2021
Higher Ground
South Burlington, VT
Oct 14 2021
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY
Oct 15 2021
Iron Horse Music Hall
Northampton, MA
Oct 16 2021
118 NORTH
Wayne, PA
Oct 17 2021
Stage West
State College, PA
Oct 19 2021
High Noon Saloon
Madison, WI
Oct 20 2021
The Basement
Columbus, OH
Oct 22 2021
Carol's Pub
Chicago, IL
Oct 23 2021
The Rave / Eagles Club
Milwaukee, WI
Oct 24 2021
Headliners Music Hall
Louisville, KY
Oct 28 2021
The Lyric Oxford
Oxford, MS
Oct 30 2021
Williams Farm
Ohatchee, AL
Nov 01 2021
The Blue Note
Columbia, MO
Nov 02 2021
Bottleneck
Lawrence, KS
Nov 03 2021
Ponyboy
Oklahoma City, OK
Nov 04 2021
George's Majestic Lounge
Fayetteville, AR
Nov 05 2021
Stickyz Rock-n-Roll Chicken Shack
Little Rock, AR
Nov 16 2021
Aggie Theatre
Fort Collins, CO
Nov 17 2021
Fox Theatre
Boulder, CO
Nov 18 2021
Globe Hall
Denver, CO
Nov 19 2021
10 Mile Music Hall
Frisco, CO
Nov 20 2021
Belly Up
Aspen, CO
Dec 23 2021
Brooklyn Bowl Nashville
Nashville, TN

News

08/26/2021

Livestreams for Aug 27 – Sept 1

Friday, August 27   Rhett Miller Friday Freakout (recurring event) 9pm ET https://www.stageit.com/RhettMiller     Saturday, August 28 No livestreams     Sunday, August 29   Rhett Miller Sunday Brunch (recurring event)…

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08/09/2021

BOY NAMED BANJO TO RELEASE NEW EP CIRCLES — OUT AUGUST 27

BOY NAMED BANJO TO RELEASE NEW EP CIRCLES – OUT AUGUST 27 ANNOUNCES HEADLINING WHERE THE NIGHT GOES TOUR NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 9, 2021) – Mercury Nashville’s newest band, Boy…

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