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Austin, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012

Austin, Texas, United States
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Americana Rock


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""Asteria" by Buggaboo"

Austin based band, Buggaboo, play a swampy blues-rock blend that would make New Orleans’ finest jealous. The band’s newest album, Asteria, pulls from varied musical stylings, making it a great listen regardless of typical predetermined musical preference.

Buggaboo is comprised of three singer-songwriters, each bringing something unique to the table. Songs like,”Witchy Woman,” and “Sweet Thang,” are soaked in blues, while tracks such as, “Labels,” and “What’s the Use,” have more of an Americana feel. If this album doesn’t make your soul feel good, you may not have one. - On Tour Monthly

"Web Extra: Buggaboo Blends Rock and Blues"

There’s a certain satisfaction that comes with listening to the first studio album by the burgeoning, Austin-based blue/Americana/rock band Buggaboo.
Crafted by Clayton Colvin, Douglas Jay Boyd and Chad Pope, the album is a strong exercise in thematic cohesion while also functioning as a declaration of arrival. “Asteria” (named after the Greek goddess) is an aural snapshot of a band with something to prove, conjuring up universal emotions and putting their own crunchy, bluesy spin on them. The album rumbles along at a strong clip, evolving right in your ear from the crunchy, raw introduction of “Witchy Woman” to the slower, more wistful, mid-album road trip track “NOLA Bean” to laid back lamentations of “What’s the Use” that closes things out.
It’s veritable road map of a passionate but troubled relationship, tracking from the blinded attraction to the longing and hopefulness to the apathy and frustration when it’s all fallen apart.
There won’t be anything necessarily surprising found within the album’s nine tracks, but that’s OK. This is a chance for three seasoned musicians to find their voice together and show what they’re capable of.
“One of the things that was a little disputed, but what we agreed on was that we wanted this to keep this true to what our live sound is,” Boyd said. So while we do have visions for bigger arrangements and different instrumentation and more ideas as far as vocals and making a broader soundscape, we (didn’t want the album to be) something we couldn’t reproduce live.”
That faithfulness to their live sound was imperative after their first album wasn’t, they felt, representative of what they deliver during a typical show.
“One of the things we were really excited about, as far as the new record is concerned, the first thing we put out had a more acoustic feel to it and that is just not what our shows are like,” Boyd said. “Our shows have much more of an edge than our first record could have. So one of the things with this was, we really tried to keep it as true to the live show as we could. It’s more expansive, as far as sounds we are using and it definitely translates more into having more of the Americana rock thing that we do live.”
Given that Colvin, Boyd and Pope each had their own bands before coming together to form Bugaboo, it took a bit to adjust to the feeling of no longer being “in the driver’s seat,” as Boyd put it, but they’re evolving and learning and finding the best ways to come together, even as they wrap up work on “Asteria.”
“It was rough at first, all being hard-headed and from our own bands, but musically we found something happen and that’s what made us stick with it and turn everything into a pretty awesome project,” Pope said.
Even though they “definitely butt heads,” they still consider themselves brothers, a status that Colvin said was vital to navigating the past two years and also putting out the record.
And while they may fight, it’s never about the music.
“That’s something that’s never been disputed. We’ve played exceptionally well together since the very first time,” Boyd said. “As we’ve learned how to communicate, it’s become easier to know where things are going musically. Something I’m personally proud of, even though we all come from different backgrounds and situations where we were in control, as far as the music is concerned, we all agree what it should be even when it comes to input. We’ll fight about anything else.”
If nothing else, “Asteria” comes off as a respectable achievement for this trio, if only because they made it happen, thanks entirely to their determination and talent. With no money, no agent, no PR, no record label and only their brotherhood and musical passion to propel them and a beat up Toyota Previa minivan dubbed “Meg White” to transport them, “Asteria” stands as the culmination of everything they’ve spent years working toward. - In Magazine


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In a world of cookie cutter sounds, Buggaboo is a band capturing the spirit, creativity, and innovation of Rock and Roll. Their unique musical goulash blends infectious melodies and rich harmonies on a bed of deep-rooted grooves. From Soul to Country, Psychedelic and all that’s in between, Buggaboo is sure to stimulate the senses and penetrate the soul. 

“…Heartening to hear old Southern forms reformulated so inventively…” 
- Michael Barnes, Austin 360
“A one-of-a-kind tapestry of thick harmonies and genuine emotion.”- Amarillo Globe News

Austin, Texas-based Americana Rock band Buggaboo is celebrating the release of their second full-length album, ‘Asteria’. Buggaboo is: Chad Pope, Clayton Colvin, and Douglas Jay Boyd. Each member of this non-traditional trio brings a unique approach to writing, singing, and playing, weaving an inimitable sound. The band has been touring nationwide for almost 2 years, performing nearly 300 shows annually, from renowned honky-tonk Luckenbach, TX, to the esteemed Rockwood Music Hall in New York City. In 2013, Buggaboo was an official selection for South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, one of the largest and most well regarded conferences in the world. Asteria, released in early 2014, is saturated with soulful harmonies, thick grooves, and bewitching slide guitar. 

In keeping with the musical legacy of his forebears, Chad Pope's talents come by the way of blood, Pentecostal church, and the legendary Ft.Worth Blues scene. His father and grandfather, both well-respected musicians, make him a third-generation Texas player. Chad's sound can't easily be defined; his laid-back Southern vocal and guitar style pay tribute to the old records he grew up on, from the likes of Pops Staples and R.L. Burnside, to Donny Hathaway and Merle Haggard. Gliding across the strings like a casanova, then pranking you with a lick that’s a bit off, his equal parts catchy and rebellious constantly keep listeners engaged, resonating with fellow musicians and fans alike. 

Clayton Colvin grew up in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, a place with a rich, world-renowned musical heritage. In 2005, he moved to Austin to pursue his music career, where he formed Southern Rock band Dertybird. Since relocating, Clayton has shared the stage with such bands as The Black Crowes, Gov't Mule, The Drive-By Truckers, and Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights, as well as many well-known Texas favorites. Drawing inspiration from his favorite Texas artists, his songwriting and vocal style still harkens back to the Muscle Shoals sound. Clayton’s meat and potatoes approach to acoustic guitar, whether it’s rhythm or a bass-heavy groove, holds it down for fiery lead and commands respect.

Hailing from Iowa Park, TX, Douglas grew up playing music on a variety of instruments, settling primarily on cajon and vocals after a solo career that included shows with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lucas Nelson, and Devon Allman. Since 2010, he has toured extensively, including the US, Canada, and Europe, contributing distinct material to such bands as The Sweetness, Dertybird, and now, Buggaboo. Douglas’s soulful vocals strongly compliment, and adversely, contrast with a style of percussion befitting the power drummers of old, while still forging a path all his own.

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