ABOUT THE BODARKS
“It’s a porch-stompin’, fiddle-sawin’, bass-spankin’ hootenanny,” says Lifestyle Frisco. The Bodarks are “a genre-creating string band from around the Metroplex,” according to Buddy Magazine, with “their own unique Americana music.” And they've been likened to Old Crow Medicine Show, Pokey LaFarge, and The Avett Brothers (KHYI 95.3FM, “The Range,” Dallas).
Formed in 2012 from remnants of hard rock, country, and blues bands, they set aside their electric gear for traditional bluegrass instruments to create something both new and old. No sooner had they formed than they were selected as a Shiner Rising Star finalist. Eventually they found their own style, the fruit of which are three albums full of original music and a following of diverse fans. Through the years they have side-staged for acts as equally diverse as Kansas, Pat Benatar, Gary P. Nunn, Wade Bowen, Randy Rogers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and the Old 97s.
Catch a live hootenanny at a North Texas pub, or at such venues as House of Blues, Lava Cantina, LSA Burger Co., and Legacy Hall.
"The Bodarks are very entertaining... It's a rockin' show!" - Brett Dillon, KHYI 95.3FM