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“It’s just not every day that you can experience music by masters of acoustic instrumentation, which also have solid rock & roll instincts. Go to a quiet place and let this excellent CD wash over you.”

Dan MacIntosh

To write songs with such beauty and intensity is an art form all on its own, and they’ve accomplished it perfectly. This is one band that you want to be on the lookout for in the coming year. They are definitely worth a listen, and then some.

Melissa Nastasi

“Listeners who are seeking something fresh from folk-rock would do well to give Shadows of Another Time a close listen.”

Alex Anderson

About Boho Chapeau

After many years apart Los Angeles based band Boho Chapeau has reunited to bring a fresh indie folk sound to fans and critics alike. Lead by singer/songwriter Kevin Quinn the band boasts some of the best players in the country.

Guitarist George Keller’s musical muse is influenced by an eclectic variety of music including classic rock, jazz, classical and blues. His first professional experience was long-time accompanist for guitarist George Cromarty, co-writer of the classic “Plastic Jesus” folk song.

Bassist Fred Hammon is a jazz influenced musician who also designs and manufactures his own line of Dark Star bass pickups. He’s also bassist for the popular blues band “The Priests of Love”.

Percussionist Lee Ann Harris is both a seasoned performer and an in-demand session player. Her work has appeared on numerous film scores, albums and television programs.

After recording an album as Among The Living in 1990’s that never saw the light of day Quinn and company parted ways to work on separate projects. Years later, at the urging of his teenaged son, Quinn began writing new material last year which
lead to an impromptu reunion of sorts with the rest of the band.

As things began to come together and the material started to flow, the band decided to master and release their previous work in the form of Shadows of Another Time. Released at the beginning of 2011, SoAT has tickled the fancy of critics, who have applauded many tracks including the funk heavy “Waiting for the Equinox,” and the decidedly introspective “No Sign of Intelligent Life.” The heavily acoustic offering takes cues from jazz, funk and blues to make a cohesive album that appeals to rock and folk fans alike.

For Quinn, writing and recording again has gone hand in hand with a very important life revelation. “I used to have a real difficult time balancing my life writing for television and writing for myself,” says the Emmy nominated writer who has worked with Vince Gill, Robin Williams and Betty White. “I used to feel as though they were somehow in conflict with each other and now I realize that that is just not true. I’m embracing my past as opposed to hiding from it.”

Thankfully fans of Boho Chapeau (named so because Quinn likes to wear hats and the band shares bohemian sensibilities) will not have to wait long for the group’s next album. The band is currently recording the as yet untitled album which is scheduled for release later this year. Quinn sums up the projects content as being highly inspired by “the absurdities of life.” Who can’t relate to that?

Photos

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Shadows- boho album cover
Boho chapeau - break time
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Among the living funeral