Excitement is growing around the news that musical masterminds Russ Randolph and Zion Rock Godchaux are donning their creative caps in anticipation of a fall release of completely brand new material. The revolutionary producer/singer-songwriter/DJ/guitarist duo, together known as BoomBox, has amassed legions of loyal fans through their innovative blend of decades of music history and popular culture. On their latest release, downriverelectric, BoomBox are giving back to the fans for their years of dedicated support, allowing no singles or samples to be released before the record’s actual release date this fall.
In a world where singles, reviews and advance album copies are distributed months before an official release, BoomBox is turning the tables on the music industry by doing the exact opposite. Those hoping to get a taste of what’s to come from BoomBox are out of luck, as the contents of downriverelectric remain a mystery. Will the album feature the cosmic interplay of infectious rhythms and shimmering guitars? Did BoomBox treat audiences on their highly successful summer tour to snippets and samples of their most eagerly awaited release to date? Only Randolph and Godchaux know those answers, simply adding to the suspense surrounding downriverelectric.
What we do know is that the album will be recorded at the renowned Heart of Gold Records, capturing the magic that is the Muscle Shoals sound. Like legendary musicians Lynyrd Skynyrd, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin and The Allman Brothers summoning the spirits of Muscle Shoals, BoomBox is poised to write the next great chapter in the community’s rich music history. Pushing the boundaries of creativity to its extreme limits, downriverelectric promises to be BoomBox’s best and most adventurous work to date.
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07/08 – IS Venue – Charlottesville, VA
07/09 – Marvin’s Mountaintop – All Good Music Festival – Masontown, WV
07/14 – Harper’s Ferry – Allston, MA
07/17 – Indian Lookout Country Club – Camp Bisco 8 – Pattersonville, NY
07/20 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
07/21 – Papa Pete’s – Kalamazoo, MI
07/22 – Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI
07/24 – Soo Pass Ranch – 10k Lakes Festival – Detroit Lakes, MN