The Boy Who

The Boy Who

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This gumbo is on to something. The Boy Who takes the southern environment of his upbringing, combined with a blender-full of influences spanning genres and eras, to make a new flavor of gum. That gum's name is music.

Biography

Born in Delaware, living in Boston, staying in Maryland: three spheres of influence that have impacted the music of The Boy Who. This man of mystery has a way with words defined by a take on life far beyond the usual scope of things. Influences to the music vary from the obvious and famed (The Beatles, Beck, Brian Wilson, Badly Drawn Boy, Neil Young) to the unexpected and overlooked (The Cardigans, Doug Martsch, Gentle Giant, Queen, The Polyphonic Spree). Due to this wide variety, the end result is something totally different and absolutely delectible to the ears. and eyes.

What sets The Boy Who out from the crowd is this: both the recordings and the live show experiences are equally unique and powerful. Recordings often show the strength of Rick Carver's solo abilities, playing all the instruments and engineering himself, with only occasional assistance from fellow musicians. However, the live show brings together five equally-skilled musicians putting 200% effort into their performance. A typical show demonstrates Rick Carver's ability as a frontperson, but also shows true comradery and chemistry amongst the entire band. Songs take a new feel with the full band - often becoming more lively and vibrant. However, this does not mean that the original instruments of the recordings are compromised; the band brings along synths, an accordion, folk instruments, and even bagpipes. Vocal harmonies that will guarantee chills, impecable sound, and choreographed dance moves highlight the performance. A backdrop of projected visual displays provided by soundman and graphic designer Kenn Koubek set the perfect backdrop to the set. The Boy Who is an experience unlike any other, and will always leave you floored.

Lyrics

The Adventures of Lucky Star

Written By: Rick Carver

Assume there is no time
to tell me such things,
so show them to me.

We walked, but out of line.
We once were lost,
but now we live in this town.

We lived our entire lives, together we did, together we did.
We lived our entire lives, together we did, together we did.

Sing-Song, Sing-Song, our voices rise, our voices rise.
Sing-Song, Sing-Song, our voices rise, our voices rise.

Holidays spent in my dreams.

Marvelous and Magnificent

Written By: Rick Carver

The bouncing light performs a dance that is rarely seen.
Skips and jumps, doing a jig that is savory.
Now i can do that move.
But if i did would you let me groove next to you?

Further in my thoughts i find a hope chest.
But i don't peak, no i don't peak, perhaps its best.
My head is thick with dust, but the cover-up that i have done isn't helping much.

Oh its been almost a year, i hope you come home today.
Magnificently clear, i say it anyway.

My door slams, the windows shut.
It was so long ago but the feeling's just the same.
Spin that tire down that "so long" road.
If a dog can do it, you can find your way home.

Staring out.
At what?
Nothing, but its so lovely.
Cause what i gaze is in my head as a luxury.
I write just to imply.
I speak so you can hear the reasons why.

Oh its been almost a year, i hope you come home today.
Oh, magnificently clear, i say it anyway.

Yea, and my door slams, the windows shut.
It was so long ago but the feeling's just the same.
Yea, and spin that tire down that "so long" road, if a dog can do it, you can find your way home.

Discography

The Sights and Sounds of (EP/Sampler) - Self Released; first version (2004) as an online EP and to be re-released summer 2005 as a sampler with updated recordings.

Set List

Setlists vary from show to show to give a different experience as often as possible. A typical setlist would be:

Hey
Sideways Running
Marvelous and Magnificent
Violet
Chilly on the Streets
Sweet Resistance and Conscience
The World Is Not A World
Night So Clear
The Golden Touch

for a 35-45 minute set.

Some covers we have done include:
Just What I Needed (The Cars)
The Boys Are Back In Town (Thin Lizzy)
Just A Friend (Biz Markee)