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This heartland/roots rock band formed in Wisconsin in the early 80s. By the 90s, they had several top 40 hits mainstream and adult contemporary hits.
You can tell that Wisconsin's BoDeans has quite a big fanbase in Minneapolis. Sure, their fans are all now aging parents with their children, but they were still quite dedicated fans.
Although the BoDeans is playing live shows to promote their latest album, American Made, they knew what the fans wanted: the hits. What they did right was that they sandwiched the new songs (like "Flyaway" and "All the World") between old favorites.
I have to say that the new songs sounded great live, there's a hint of Irish traditional and Johnny Cash-influence in them, especially when you hear the fiddle and accordion.
They ended their set on a strong finish with a double-wammy of crowd-pleasers "Fadeaway" and "Good Things." They could've have left it there and the audience would've been satiated. With only five minutes to spare, they came back for a quick encore of their big hit single, "Closer to Free."
BoDeans' latest album, American Made, is out now.
BoDeans at Weesner Family Amphitheater, Apple Valley (07/28/12)
BONUS: W♥M 141: BoDeans
Our first thoughts on the BoDeans and Honeydogs show.
• Subway Music In The Zoo series: BoDeans at the Weesner Family Amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley.
• Weesner great lighting and birdshow in the daytime.
• Sold-out show for this Sue McLean's show. The only independent female local music promoter.
• 26-year band mixes of young & old members. Set list is a good mix of old and new (but mostly old as they closed out their set).
• Song of the show is BoDeans' "All the World," from American Made
BONUS: New songs from American Made sounded great.
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