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BoDeans: Stripped Down, Beautiful Renditions Of BoDeans Classics

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BoDeans: Stripped Down, Beautiful Renditions Of BoDeans Classics

Dan Tedesco

Thu, November 9, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


Des Moines, IA

$25.00 - $30.00

This event is 21 and over

Those who have followed BoDeans’ remarkable 30-year musical career know that their blend of compelling songs
and high energy performances have retained an unpretentious rock & roll loyal following like no other.
Best known for their catchy single, “Closer To Free,” the band’s accessible adult alternative sound has led to many
a milestone, including a Rolling Stone Reader’s Poll for Best New American Band in 1987, and support slots with
U2, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Tom Petty, George Thorogood, The Pretenders, David Bowie and numerous others.
Appearances at Farm Aid, Summerfest, ACL Festival and others followed, along with TV appearances on “Saturday
NightLive,” “Letterman,” “Today,” “Imus,” CNN, and ESPN, to name a few. BoDeans have a permanent installation
at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland as part of their Midwest Artists exhibit. After multiple
chart-topping radio singles, and TV placements, BoDeans have defined a generation that embraced songs like
“Good Things,” “You Don’t Get Much,” “Idaho,” “If It Makes You,” “Closer To Free,” “Stay,” and “All The World.”
BoDeans signed their first recording contract with Slash/Warner Brothers Records in 1985 and their debut record,
“Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams” was released May, 1986. Since then, they have released 12 studio albums with ten
records that hit the Billboard Top 200 Chart, and numerous singles on the Mainstream Rock, Top 40 and Triple A
radio charts.
Few would expect them to still be going strong – so many years after Wisconsin’s favorite musical sons first
formed, but they’ve proved as energetic and determined as they did on day one. Their music is
featured throughout the new Netflix original series, “The Ranch,” which features Sam Elliott, Ashton Kutcher,
Danny Masterson and Debra Winger. They have major festival dates confirmed for the summer, and a new single
coming out that is sure to be another chart-topper.
BoDeans now reside in a small group of bands that have managed to survive the ups and downs of the industry,
remaining true to their sound and their style, for 30 years, and show no signs of slowing down.
While famous for their big hard rocking shows… the band has decided to play a handful of select markets in
listening rooms featuring a performance with much quieter, more intimate, stripped-down versions of classic
BoDeans songs.
Dan Tedesco
Dan Tedesco
Dan Tedesco is the quintessential modern-day troubadour, narrating the American experience in song honestly and intimately, and with a big sound to boot. A solo artist, Tedesco's stage show is framed by a minimalist production that finds him belting out folk-spiced rockers from behind both acoustic and electric guitars while foot-stomping percussion rounds out many of the arrangements—this is one solo artist who won't seem out of place on a bill with rock bands. Interludes at the piano lighten the mood a little, but only a little, as the distorted Rhodes and Wurly sounds only contribute to Dan's stage presence.
Venue Information:
504 E. Locust St,
Des Moines, IA, 50309