Backwoods Track of the Day: BoomBox – “Tonight”
Off their 2005 debut album Visions of Backbeat, our Backwoods track of the day, BoomBox’s “Tonight” reminds us that they have always been the whimsical funk we all crave to cruise us through to the next festival sunrise.
Beginning with a rich base of wah-heavy guitar, the track was made for free spirited dancing. A strong saxophone presence flirting with shy xylophone accents creates a playful “hide and seek” session and leads to the a full blown free spirited dance party, with Zion Godchaux vocals entering. Dance party in full swing, Godchaux’s lyrics tell the story of that beautiful gypsy spirit you notice far off in the crowd that you can’t take your eyes off.; every dance move in perfect flow with the vibe of BoomBox’s delicate improvisational funk.
Known for their live performance set, or should I say non-set list live performances, BoomBox feeds off the energy of the crowd and tells a musical story for that particular venue at that particular moment in time. No two live performances will ever be the same. Their improvisational jam style mimics that of deep rooted influences such as Jimi Hendrix and The Grateful Dead. This may come as second nature to Zion Godchaux, the son of Keith and Donna Jean Godaux of The Grateful Dead. BoomBox’s sauve nature is complete with just the right electronic jazz garnish. “Tonight” is the perfect appetizer to dive into the decadent entree that is BoomBox.