Bo Porter. “Try It, You’ll Like it.”
August 28, 2013 by Paul Kerr
Bo Porter hits pay dirt with his Try It, You’ll Like It, a short sharp lesson in goodtime country, swing and rockabilly. With a **** hot crew in tow he could fill in for the Blasters if they failed to turn up on the night and you wouldn’t feel short-changed. His voice is stained with years of experience and his relaxed delivery even encompasses a chortle on She Likes Living In Texas as he delivers a list of things he likes about his partner. Starting off with a narrative in his best Sam Elliott style Porter tells of how “she likes smoking her breakfast when the sun comes up, local honey in her coffee cup” while the band deliver a wonderful Tex Mex accompaniment that is reminiscent of Willie Nelson, accordions and all. With a mixture of plangent ballads and rip roaring rockers featuring honky tonk guitar licks and rockin’ accordion probably the best way to describe this album is shitkicking and that means good. The closing song I Was Born Like This is the best Waylon Jennings song that Waylon never wrote.
The best Roots Music, Americana, Original, Texas Music, Real Deal, you've heard in years. A real life done everything Man, Country Music Encyclopedia and first class performer. Might be the only guy you ever meet who's seen a polar bears up close and used to catch rattle snakes for spending money as a kid. All true stories. Florida, Alaska, California, Overseas and everywhere in-between; the internet has been instrumental in connecting Bo Porter fans across the globe. With a music career already spanning decades Bo has made a lot of fans along the way.
With genuine musical heritage and steeped in classic country traditions sets a vocal standard you haven't seen in years. Hi's voice has compared with Marty Robbins, Faron Young, Merle Haggard, & even Johnny Cash.
Bo's unique style makes traditional hits all his own. Classic Country, bits of Blues, Rock n’ Roll, and a lot of heart and soul is what Bo Porter delivers. Including the audience in all his performances, keeps them coming back. Award Winning Songwriter and
TMA Male Vocalist Nominee.
The Bo Porter show is a must see.
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