The Mercury Nashville band, Boy Named Banjo, played their 5th annual Thanksgiving weekend show to a sold-out crowd at Brooklyn Bowl this past Friday (11/25). The Nashville born and raised quintet includes Barton Davies, Ford Garrard, Sam McCullough, Willard Logan and William Reames.
“Thank you so much for all of your support,” yelled Davies from the stage to the standing-room only audience. “We have so much to be thankful for this year – and it’s all because of you in this room. We are so grateful for the fans!”
The band performed crowd favorites including “Circles” and “I Feel For You,” the classic Chicks song “Long Time Gone,” recently released “Heart In Motion” and “Heart Attack,” among others. They were also joined on stage by BMG Nashville singer/songwriter Stephen Wilson Jr., who not only opened for the band, but is also a co-writer on a track on Boy Named Banjo’s upcoming project, to be released in 2023.
Adds Reames, “Playing a sold-out crowd in this venue in our hometown of Nashville, is something so special. Thank you for showing up for us. This is really something we couldn’t have envisioned.”
The band has one final show this year on December 17 at the legendary Billy Bob’s Texas as direct support to Flatland Calvary. Tickets are available here.
About Boy Named Banjo:
In a time when the popular choice is to chase the double yellow line down the road to country radio, Boy Named Banjo thrives on its fringes. The Nashville-raised five-piece is a fusion of contemporary country, Americana and folk-rock stacked on a foundation of bluegrass. The band, which has been together in some iteration since members were in high school, includes Barton Davies (banjo), Ford Garrard (bass/standing bass), Sam McCullough (drums) Willard Logan (mandolin, acoustic/electric guitar) and William Reames (acoustic guitar/harmonica). Reames and Logan played in a middle school garage rock band together, but it wasn’t until Reames met Davies in high school that Boy Named Banjo started taking shape. Garrard and McCullough joined later and together the five guys comprise the band Boy Named Banjo that we know today. Boy Named Banjo has crafted a sound that incorporates an energetic blend of country, bluegrass, alt-rock, and folk-pop telling their stories through an honest, emotional, roots-driven perspective. In April 2020, Boy Named Banjo signed a record deal with Mercury Records Nashville and released their debut EP, Circles, the following year. The band is currently in the studio writing and recording new music. They spent 2022 playing some of country music’s largest festivals and toured as direct support to multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Kip Moore on his Fire on Wheels Tour. For more information, visit boynamedbanjo.com.https://www.countryschatter.com/2022/11/boy-named-banjo-sells-out-hometown-show-at-brooklyn-bowl-in-nashville/New ArtistsPress Release"Long Time Gone",Barton Davies,Boy Named Banjo,Boy Named Bankp.,Brooklyn Bowl,Contest,Corc;es,Ford Garrard,O Fee; Fpr Upi,Sam McCullough,Willard Logan,William Reames