It Aint That Type of Party
When we speak about the original white-boy soul, the real deal, we tend to speak in terms of the Spencer Davis Group, Van The Man and yes, even sometimes, the Partridge Family. Well now we've got a whole new bunch of funky-assed soulsters for you and they go by the name of The Borderland All Stars. With a pocket so thick and dripping wet, you'll think you've died and gone to boogie nights heaven. And while Borderland may have started out as a blues/rock outfit in 1989, the addition of drummer extraordinaire, Jefferson Woods changed the landscape of the band's sound forever. With his undeniably funky James Brown style drumming and irresistible grooves, the band made their name at Umass Amherst bars, clubs and fraternities. In their nearly fifteen years, Borderland has grown to encompass a broad range of musical tastes, styles and musicians. And although 16 different musicians have held positions in the band throughout the years, the band's nucleus remains virtually unchanged. The honey-throated David Spagone heads up the All Stars with his distinctive vocals and rhythm guitar playing. Jason Buhl takes care of the wailing woodwind horn. Let us not forget, of course, the bad-ass, slap happy, mofo-master, Chris Houston holding down the beat that is the hallmark of the Borderland sound. Since 1996 Borderland has been primarily a Boston-based act, building a fan base from appearances on the club circuit; places like the Middle East, Harper's Ferry and Mama Kin's, to name just a few. Now, having turned every crowd from Harvard Square to the Berkshires into a big pile of sweaty, drunken, dancing fools, the boys in the band are ready to conquer the world. Or at the very least, the Northeast. So check out a show and don't miss out on this party, cause it's coming to your town one way, or another...and if they decide to bring along the coed-naked-watermelon-twister, things might really start to heat up.