Whenever musician Bob Schneider tells people he’s playing in Boise, he said it goes something like this:
“They’re like, ‘Boize?’ They go, ‘Potatoes?’ and they don’t know that it’s actually this cool town. It’s got a good vibe and I like it,” Schneider said.
Schneider will perform at the Neurolux on Sunday, June 3, at 8 p.m.
“Oh, yeah, the goddamn Neurolux,” he said. “I remember that place.”
Schneider is a staple in the Austin, Texas, music scene, but he’s also performed in Boise almost 10 times. He said it’s a good stopping point between Denver and Seattle.
Schneider has been in a variety of bands, including The Ugly Americans and The Scabs, and played almost every genre of music. His solo stuff is a bit more mellow—a cross between alt-rock, blues and bluegrass.
Schneider started playing music at 4 years old.
“I was forced into it as a child by my parents. My dad was a musician,” Schneider said. “Sort of like people who do high-wire circus acts, they put their kids in it real early, too. That’s the way it was for me. I did it as a youngster not really knowing I had a choice in the matter.”
On Sunday, June 3, he will be joined by Laura Warshauer. Tickets cost $18 in advance and $20 at the door.