Alex Boatman & The Boatmen
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Alex Boatman & The Boatmen

Syracuse, New York, United States | SELF

Syracuse, New York, United States | SELF
Band Rock Singer/Songwriter




"Syracuse musician Alex Boatman to appear at Le Moyne Campus Pub"

See link: - The Dolphin @ Le Moyne College

"Here's the video for The Boatmen's song 'Blessed'"

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Alex Boatman turned a bad time in his life into a great song.

The graduate of Liverpool High School and SUNY Fredonia wrote "Blessed" "about overcoming a bad thing," Boatman explained while visiting The Post-Standard studio to perform the song for the Music Notes Performance series with his longtime friend, drummer Brandon Morse.

Boatman wrote "Blessed" about beating a gambling problem, he says. He's recorded the song at SubCat Music Studios in Armory Square,. and the single, available on iTunes. It also will be on the second CD he's planning for the band that includes he and Morse, The Boatmen.

Boatman works for ARC of Onondaga County. He studied business at Fredonia, but discovered he found more satisfaction in a career founded on helping people.

Morse, who also plays in The Mike McKay band, produces the morning show at Syracuse country radio station WOLF. He says he compares Boatman's earthy voice and songwriting style to Darius Rucker, the country singer who got his initial burst of fame while fronting Hootie and the Blowfish.

Boatman says Hootie indeed was one of his favorites, along with the Dave Matthews Band.

Morse thinks his friend has enough talent to take The Boatmen "to the top." They often write songs together, and Morse helped record and engineer the eight songs on first CD "The Boatmen," at SubCat in 2010, when it was located in Skaneateles.

Boatman says the drummer, meanwhile, "gets the emotion and dynamics of what I'm doing."

The Boatmen play at 9 p.m. today at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Syracuse, mixing classic rock and originals. The band also will kick Halloween weekend with a 10 p.m. show on Octy. 28, at Coleman's on Tipp Hill.

He says a fan at the recent Ski Caz Jam asked him to label his band's style.

"I said pop-folk-rock," Boatman says. "I don't like that. I'm just going to call it singer-songwriter." - Mark Bialczak/The Post-Standard


Alex Boatman - 'Blessed' (Single)
*Available on iTunes*

Alex Boatman @ Cow Hill Studios EP -
'Micro Cap', 'Alone', 'Real Smart', 'Backfire', 'Path of Light (omit)', 'Marks from My Beard'

The Boatmen (self-titled debut album, recorded at Subcat Studios) - 'Headspin', 'You & Me', 'Carolyn', 'Depressed', 'Hysterical Laughter', 'Cosmic Destruction', 'MORE', 'In A Tree', 'In An Alley'
*Available on iTunes*



***You are now listening to brand new, unreleased, material by Alex Boatman & The Boatmen! The recordings of 'Bee', 'Blessed', 'Gonna Find My Way Home', and 'Tanlines' took place in March 2012 at Subcat Studios in Syracuse, NY and will be part of the highly anticipated new album!***

Fronted by the tall and talented Alex Boatman, this 4-piece rock band in their late 20’s, are drawing comparisons to Maroon 5 and Dave Matthews with their wide range of catchy emotional music. Combining both originals, and popular classic & modern rock songs, audiences are always entertained with 100% Rock n’ Row!

“…compares Boatman's earthy voice and songwriting style to Darius Rucker, the country singer who got his initial burst of fame while fronting Hootie and the Blowfish.”–Mark Bialczak,

**Alex Boatman & The Boatmen had an impressive 2011 and plan to make 2012 even bigger & better!**

2011 Shows include:
- Syracuse’s famous Dinosaur BBQ: 5 separate rocking times: Thursday/Friday nights.
- Twice at Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub: A Halfway to St Paddy’s performance, and a Halloween weekend gig.
- The New York State Fair in front of hundreds at the WCNY stage in The Chevy Court.
- Caz Ski Jam in Cazenovia, NY alongside other great acts: Dark Hollow, Sophistafunk, and The Ryan Montbleau Band
- New Years Eve weekend at Station 58 Alex opened up for SIRSY by request.
*The Boatmen, in the past, have also performed at Syracuse Suds in Armory, and at Harborfest, Old City Hall, and Greene’s up in Oswego, NY.

"The undeniable enjoyment Boatman has on stage is contagious, always giving his audience something to dance, sing and smile about. Boatman's voice radiates with a genuine passion and his song lyrics are clever and catchy."

Boatman talks about his newest single entitled 'Blessed':
It is a catchy, upbeat, and fun song showcasing the positive perception I have on my life. The song is very relatable and tends to grab the attention of any listener with an optimistic outlook on life. Combining simple and significant lyrics that reference overcoming adversity, never giving up, and the desire to grab life by the horns, you too will be “celebrating life!” after listening.

*Blessed is now available for download on iTunes*