The Bodo Brothers
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The Bodo Brothers

Boise, Idaho, United States

Boise, Idaho, United States
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Boise, ID- They love to sing the blues, and it's certainly fun to watch them do it. The BoDo Brothers have been together just under a year, but have already found their nitch.

When listening to Patrick "Po" O'Hara and Nick Berlin play "Can't Be Satisified"... one thing's for sure, The BoDo Brothers are all about the blues.

"It's a feeling. What I play I feel throughout my body," said O'Hara.

"When I play music, especially like the blues, you're not trying to look cool," said Berlin. "It's about getting down to business and playing."

You might be surprised to know that O'Hara and Berlin are teenagers when listening to their music. Both are seniors at Timberline High School. Now you might ask... what could they know about the blues?

"My parents, grounded, work, getting arrested... but that doesn't happen very much," said O'Hara while laughing.

So they certainly have problems too, but for them, they're able to escape their troubles by getting together and creating music. That's when it's all about having fun.

"I really like setting yourself up and getting to know the music cause that's the first time you're playing it," said Berlin. "When you nail the song and look at each other and you're like 'awesome'... best feeling ever."

Their hearts are in it, too, you can tell. Plus, after talking with them it's pretty clear being a blues musician has nothing to do with the possibility of being a girl-magnet.

"If you want to get the chicks don't play blues," joked O'Hara. "Older people like us, but it's nice because they're the ones that pay us."

Although for Berlin, he admits to having a little bit of hope.

"You have the women who like the music," said Berlin. "Women gravitate towards drummers so I might have a pretty good chance."

At this summer's Blues, Brews, and BBQ event the BoDo Brothers took the title of "best band." They also placed first in the Arts West Battle of the Bands.

If you would like to check them out yourself, they will be playing for the Soul Food Extravaganza on Saturday, August 1st. The event will be from 11am-8pm at Julia Davis Park in Boise.


http://www.fox12idaho.com/Global/story.asp?s=10769676

- KTRV Fox 12 Idaho


O'Hara will bend strings against five other guitarists in Dallas. At this point, it's down to the final 30 entrants in the nation. Rock on, Po

Guitar Center contest updates: Eighteen-year-old Boisean Patrick O'Hara's run at being crowned "King of the Blues" ended in Dallas on Oct. 21. But he deserves big props for making it that far

Read more: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2009/10/30/954267/deeds-tim-mcgraw-returns-to-idaho.html#ixzz0j6aHZzsg


Read more: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2009/10/09/929655/deeds-idaho-filmed-movie-inspired.html#ixzz0j6ZutkXz
- Idaho Statesmen


Patrick “Po” O’Hara and I had the privilege of stopping by the Foothills School on Tuesday for a Blues in The Schools Program. Sponsored by the Boise Blues Society, BITS brings the power of Blues Music to students. Blues influence, history and importants are emphasized. However the real magic is when professional musicians like Po share their passion with kids.

After a quick introduction, young Mr. O’Hara took over. He quickly built rapport and respect. After a quick look at history, Po ran through a series of Blues standards-traditional to modern. With an understanding of the music, Po got the kids involved. 1st just stomping of feet and clapping. With the help of teachers Jessica and Jennifer he soon had them writing Blues songs and performing. The favorite of the day had to be “broccoli Blues.

Thank you Po, You did a great job, glad I could be along to help.

- Boisee.com


Discography

Comin' Back Home (2008)
Ragged And Dirty (2009)
Live At The Egyptian (2010)

Both Comin Back Home and Ragged and Dirty have recived airplay from various radio stations around the USA. KVRM is included in these. Please visit www.krvm.org for more information

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The Bodo Brothers hail from Boise, Idaho, but their music was born in Mississippi's hill country, Chicago's blues clubs, and the juke joints, railyards and work farms of the Deep South. Just 17 and 18 years old, they explore these genres faithfully, making new music along the way, and mixing their own version of the ancient rhythms, complex guitar work, driving drum beats, and the soul-wrenching vocals of pioneer bluesmen. It's North Mississippi Hill Country Blues fused with Chicago Blues.
"Ragged and Rough" as BMA Nominee John Nemeth called it

The Bodo Brothers have accomplished alot over the last couple of years. 2 Time IBC competitors, Best band at Boise's Blues Brews and BBQ's, and a featured band on Idaho's Fox 12 News. They have been also aired several times on KVRM's Breakfast with the Blues out of Eugene OR as well as on may other blues radio stations across the USA and around the world

This is one hard hitting blues duo you wont want to miss.