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"It’s a porch-stompin’, fiddle-sawin’, bass-

spankin’ hootenanny!” - Lifestyle Frisco


Described as “high-powered hootenanny,” The Bodarks sprouted up on the North Texas scene in 2012, throwing down “ragtime, jug band, and western swing, but mixed with punk” (Lifestyle Frisco). They've been compared to genre-twisting folk acts like "Pokey LaFarge, Old Crow Medicine Show, and The Avett Brothers" (KHYI 95.3FM The Range) due to their unique style that has more recently earned them a nomination as "Best Country Act in Dallas" (Ghosty Awards) and even caught the attention of America's Got Talent scouts.




  • Jeff Brooks (vocals, banjo, guitar, stomp-box)

  • Robert Carter (upright bass)

  • Adrian Cook (electric washboard, percussion)

  • Daniel Mehalko (backing vocals, mandolin)

  • Shelly New (vocals, fiddle)

  • Anthony Nagid (keys, accordion, vocals)



  • Scouted by America’s Got Talent producers (2019)

  • Nominated "Best Country Act in Dallas" by Ghost of Blind Lemon's Ghosty Award (2018) 

  • National Finalist for Boulevard Brewing's Last Jam Standing talent search (2018)  

  • Selected by Burly Records for Best of Dallas compilation album (2016)

  • Wakarusa Fest finalist 2014 & 2015 nation-wide talent search

  • 2013 Shiner Rising Star finalist




Jeff Brooks, Manager 


CURRENT ACTIVITY: Supporting 4th album release, Side Effects (release date 10-10-2020), touring locally in North-Central Texas and surrounding states, routinely at such venues as House of Blues, The Rustic, Legacy Hall, Trees, Adairs Saloon, Love & War in Texas, Wildflower Music Festival, LSA Burger Co., Ft. Worth Stock Yards

OPENED LOCALLY FOR: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pat Benatar, Kansas, Gary P. Nunn, Wade Bowen, Leon Russell, Old 97s, Toadies, The O's, Randy Rogers


KXT 91.7FM (Dallas), WIOX 91.3FM "Catskills Cafe" (New York), KHYI 95.3FM "The Range" (Dallas), KNON 89.3FM "Renegade Radio" (Dallas), KFWR 95.9FM “The Ranch” (Fort Worth), KSYM 90.1FM "Third Coast Music" (San Antonio), KFAN 107.9FM (Johnson City, TX) (Ontario, CA), (Denton, TX), Texas Red Hot Radio ( - Mansfield, TX), (France), Streaming on Spotify, Amazon, etc.

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