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Boot Juice

The Olympic, May 31


Banks Mag Editor Ryan Bailey once called Boot Juice "The best band to ever come out of Banks, Idaho. Period." Considering Banks reported a population of 17 on the 2010 census, that's not exactly a feat, but the six-piece folk/rock/blues group has something else up its sleeve: the release of its first full-length album, Speaking in Tones (self-released, 2019) on Friday, May 31, at The Olympic in Boise. Boot Juice isn't to be dismissed for its small-town roots or relative youth in the music scene. On its self-released 2018 debut EP, Blackburn Sessions, the group came out swinging (and stomping, and hollering) with four polished tracks that climb the scales from crooning sway to to kick-up-your-heels fun, and it played more than 50 shows that same year. The release of its new album will begin a tour across California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington with the aim of boosting the band's still largely underground reputation. We'd advise Boiseans keep a close eye on Boot Juice—it's going places in more ways than one.