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Apr 18, 2008
8:00 PM
Oyster Bar & Grill
Oak Bluffs, Mass

Apr 20, 2008
7:00 PM
Woods Hole Community Hall
Woods Hole, Mass

Apr 22, 2008
Q-bus
Leiden, Netherlands

Apr 24, 2008
cafe de Amer
Amen, the Netherlands

Apr 25, 2008
de Slotplaats
Bakkeveen, Netherlands

Apr 26, 2008
N9
Eeklo, Netherlands

Apr 27, 2008
C.P. Roepaen
Ottersum, Netherlands

Apr 30, 2008
Burgerweeshuis
Deventer, Netherlands

May 1, 2008
Desmet Live
Amsterdam, Netherlands

May 2, 2008
Nix Bbbluesclub
Enschede, Netherlands

May 3, 2008
Rhythm & Blues Night
Groningen, Netherlands

May 4, 2008
Backroads Music Club @ Cafe de Stad
Utrecht, Netherlands

May 8, 2008
Paradiso
Amsterdam, Netherlands

May 20, 2008
7:00 PM
Grumpy's Pub
Falmouth, Mass

Jun 7, 2008
9:00 PM
Cowgirl BBq
Santa fe

Jun 13, 2008
7:00 PM
Range Cafe
Bernalillo, NM

Aug 9, 2008
9:00 PM
Cowgirl BBq
Santa fe

Aug 23, 2008
Frogfest 3 Santa Fe Brewing Co
Santa fe

Aug 28, 2008
8:00 PM
cactus cafe UT campus
Austin, TX

Aug 29, 2008
6:30 PM
Mama Fu's in Southpark Meadows
Austin, TX

Aug 30, 2008
6:30 PM
Mama Fu's at the TRIANGLE
Austin, TX

Sep 3, 2008
7:30 PM
old town gazeebo
Albuquerque, NM

Nov 8, 2008
7:00 PM
Santa Fe Brewing Co
Santa fe

Jan 17, 2009
9:00 PM
Cowgirl bbq
Santa fe

Mar 7, 2009
8:00 PM
second street brewery
santa fe

Mar 14, 2009
7:00 PM
the range cafe
Bernalillo NM

Apr 16, 2009
8:00 PM
Tiny's restaurant & lounge
Santa fe

May 7, 2009
8:00 PM
Atomic Cantina
Albuquerque NM

May 30, 2009
2:00 PM
Pub & grill @ Santa Fe Brewing co
Santa fe

Jun 26, 2009
7:00 PM
Adobe bar Taos Inn
Taos

Jun 27, 2009
6:30 PM
civic plaza
Albuquerque, NM

Jul 10, 2009
7:00 PM
the Range Cafe
Albuquerque, NM

Jul 25, 2009
7:00 PM
adobe bar at taos inn
taos NM

Aug 1, 2009
7:30 PM
santa fe brewing brew & pub
Santa fe

Aug 25, 2009
7:00 PM
Adobe bar Taos Inn
Taos

Aug 28, 2009
6:00 PM
2nd Street brewery
Santa fe

Aug 29, 2009
7:00 PM
Adobe bar Taos Inn
Taos

Sep 4, 2009
6:00 PM
2nd Street brewery
Santa fe

Sep 10, 2009
6:00 PM
some bar in cloudcroft
Cloudcroft NM

Sep 10, 2009
10:00 PM
El Patio Bar
Las Cruces, NM

Sep 12, 2009
1:00 PM
pickmania!!!
silver city NM

Nov 28, 2009
7:00 PM
santa fe brewing co pub & grill
santa fe

Apr 29, 2010
6:30 PM
2nd Street brewery
santa fe

Apr 30, 2010
7:30 PM
stage door grill
socorro NM

May 15, 2010
7:00 PM
the range cafe
Bernalillo NM

May 21, 2010
6:30 PM
Buckhorn tavern
Pinos Altos NM

May 22, 2010
6:30 PM
Buckhorn tavern
Pinos Altos NM

May 30, 2010
6:00 PM
santa fe brewing brew & pub
santa fe

May 30, 2010
2:00 PM
santa fe brewing co pub & grill
santa fe

May 30, 2010
7:30 PM
santa fe brewing co pub & grill
santa fe

Jun 24, 2010
7:00 PM
performing arts center of east hampton
east hampton Mass

Jun 25, 2010
7:00 PM
Burrito Roja
Turner Falls Mass

Jun 27, 2010
4:00 PM
PASSIM
Cambridge Mass

Jul 14, 2010
9:00 PM
Hill country Texas BBQ market
Manhatten NY

Jul 15, 2010
8:00 PM
Union hall
Brooklyn NY

Jul 22, 2010
7:00 PM
rio grande botanic garden
albuquerque NM

Jul 30, 2010
7:00 PM
taos Inn Adobe bar
Taos

Aug 6, 2010
7:00 PM
wild wood sounds
del norte CO

Aug 7, 2010
9:00 PM
delores brewery
delores co

Aug 27, 2010
9:00 PM
cowgirl bbQ
santa fe

Aug 28, 2010
7:00 PM
the range cafe
bernalillo, NM

Sep 10, 2010
4:00 PM
NM state fair pavillion
Albuquerque, NM

Sep 10, 2010
route 66 casino
Albuquerque, NM

Sep 19, 2010
1:00 PM
College of Santa Fe Quad @ the bandshell
santa fe

Oct 3, 2010
buffalo thunder resort
santa fe

Oct 19, 2010
7:00 PM
fishmonger cafe
woods hole Mass

Oct 27, 2010
8:00 PM
papenstraat theatre
zwolle, Netherlands

Oct 30, 2010
8:00 PM
concert in the woods
Lage Veersche, Netherlands

Nov 1, 2010
8:00 PM
meneer frits
Eindhoven, Netherlands

Nov 4, 2010
8:00 PM
catharia kapel
Harderwijk Netherlands

Nov 5, 2010
7:00 PM
cafe de amer
Amen Netherlands

Nov 6, 2010
6:00 PM
huis verloren
hoorne netherlands

Nov 20, 2010
taos Inn
Taos NM

Dec 2, 2010
6:30 PM
second street brewery (original)
santa fe

Dec 4, 2010
9:00 PM
route 66 casino
Albuquerque, NM

Dec 9, 2010
6:30 PM
second street brewery (original)
santa fe

Dec 16, 2010
6:30 PM
second street brewery (original)
santa fe

Dec 17, 2010
7:00 PM
santa fe brewing co
santa fe

Dec 23, 2010
6:30 PM
second street brewery (original)
santa fe

Dec 30, 2010
6:30 PM
second street brewery (original)
santa fe

Feb 19, 2011
7:00 PM
Santa Fe Performance Exchange
Eldorado, NM

Feb 28, 2014
7:00 PM
Lensic Theater
santa fe

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Boris and the Salt Licks
Boris and the Salt Licks

Biography

Boris has been hard at work with his new album from Albuquerque to Wavelab in Tuscon to the world college in las vegas new mexico. Boris has been touring the East Coast and the South West getting geared up for another tour of the Netherlands later this year. more info coming soon.

 Boris & the Saltlicks "BAD ROAD, GOOD PEOPLE" released 11-08. radio mailer going out  11/28/08

BE ON THE LOOK OUT & SPIN THIS ALBUM!

"Bad Road, Good People" reached #2 on the Euro-Americana chart for May 08 in the Netherlands!

We pulled out all the stops with Boris McCutcheon's new album on Frogville records. "Bad Road, Good People" released now in the EU and the Netherlands through Lucky Dice Music, will be released in the USA in the Fall. This early European release is timed to go with a big tour of the Netherlands. More info at Lucky Dice music.

Boris & the Saltlicks Netherlands tour info.

Boris won Best Singer / Songwriter 2007 at the New Mexico State Fair!

9-21-07 Taj Mahal was at Frogville studios recording on a track for Boris's New Album!!!

 Eclectic, lyrical and vivid desert dreamings...your finger hovers over the play button, ready to start listening all over again. Its that sort of album.
- Jeremy Searle 8 out of 10 UK Americana

"McCutcheon's songs are sometimes somber, sometimes exuberant, sometimes sardonic. And often inscrutable...masterpiece"
- Steve Terrell Santa Fe New Mexican

Those folk at Frogville must be pretty hot on the quality control, I haven't heard a bad record from them yet. You can file Boris and his mates under "unclassifiable". In a Wilco-like manner they seem to want to have a go at most genres - for the fun of it, or because each song demands a different setting, or just to show they can. Whatever the reason , the results are pretty impressive."
- John Davy 9 out of 10 stars Whisperin & Hollerin UK

"Americana with a Southwestern bent and a railyard twist, what Howe Gelb might do some night among the saguaro with a hit of acid and a Neil Young bug up his ass."
- Michael Henningsen, Alibi

 

Flying in and around Boris's sometimes sad, introspective and peace-finding lyrics are a whirlwind of rusty sounding instruments that grind like buzzards across the steam rising from the vocals—from sharp old-school plate-reverberated guitars (which were perhaps plugged into a cactus) to tin shed slide guitars, dusty harmonicas and banjos. McCutcheon certainly is a musical vanguard in his own right—he tosses ego out the window and equally marries acoustics, thoughts, and traditional instruments into a tried, tested and proven genre of music and breathes new life into it. (Cactusman)
-Wood, Wires and Whiskey

One of his greatest skills is his ability to use that connection (with nature) as inspiration, but without sounding earthy. His songs are genuine, never contrived, and damn good—every one of them… all his songs have rich instrumental arrangements and McCutcheon’s throaty voice, which somehow manages to be gruff and soothing at the same time. His music is frequently described as rootsy, but his sound is unique and original. McCutcheon writes rich, wonderful songs, is a skilled musician and has a voice like no one else.
-Ross Burns, Five Magazine

Boris McCutcheon's 2006 album, "Cactusman versus the Blue Demon", can best be summarized by merely examining the firstand stand-outcut on the disc, 'Volcanic Wind.' 'I saw the universe in a jackrabbit's eye,' McCutcheon sings on the song, and those lyrics epitomize the scope and perspective of the albumit's a work that views the universe through simple, naturalistic phenomenon, a reverance for Western desert themes and imagery: a cactus, a sunburned ear, a crappy ol' truck. Yet from these tiny visions, McCutcheon culls an entire universe, a world of mid-tempo Stones-y keys, a touch of pedal steel, patient drums, all blending together to form an American world both melancholy and self-knowing. And, damn, the music is fine. McCutcheon's lyrics would be nothing without his Tom Waits-esque penchant for excellent songcraft; similarly, his quiet melodies and subtle instrumental layering would be nothing without his off-kilter verbal resonance.
- Jonana Widener Santa Fe Reporter

 

Boris writes songs with organic, gritty beauty, but they're not precious. He doesn't like songs that are precious. Instead, he depicts the natural world, walls built by human hands and emotions, and characters cloaked in sadness with piercing imagery. Boris has a unique knack for noticing sights, sounds, and feelings that are beneath the surface, or askew. His lyrics can take a fantastic turn and more than a few will prompt you to ask, "How did he ever come up with that?"

 

discography
bad road, good people - 2008
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Cactusman Vs the Blue Demon - 2006
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Mother Ditch - 2001
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wheel of life - 2010
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When We Were Big - 2003
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