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The Bodarks - Americana Band

Variety Band from Dallas, TX - Will travel up to 100 miles
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“It's a porch-stompin', fiddle-sawin', bass-spankin' hootenanny!” — Lifestyle Frisco

Since sprouting up in the North Texas scene in 2012, The Bodarks have been described as a “hootenanny” band — high-energy with the rootsy sound of “ragtime, jug band, and Western swing, but mixed with punk” (Lifestyle Frisco). Though recently nominated as “Best Country Act in Dallas” (Ghosty Awards), they have more often been likened to genre-breaking, folk-oriented artists such as “Pokey LaFarge, Old Crow Medicine Show, and The Avett Brothers” (KHYI 95.3FM The Range).

True to the original hootenannies of the Woody-Guthrie and Pete-Seeger days, their live performances also obscure barriers, inviting the audience into the experience, “connecting with the crowd and trying to bring us up on the stage,” says Brett Dillon (KHYI, 95.3FM The Range), with “delightful harmonies that had the audience singing along to their songs,” says Sarah Badran (Blitz Weekly). It's Americana without borders.

After all, the tree from which The Bodarks take their name is all about defying borders. That twisted hardwood, once used to hedge in cattle, is still found stubbornly invading farmers' fence rows and suburban medians, dropping its massive horse-apples on every side of the street.

No sooner had they formed the band than they were selected as a Shiner Rising Star finalist in 2013. Their blend of styles caught the attention of the judges: “You create your own genre,” said Donnie Nelson (GM of the Dallas Mavericks). “You crash through every genre.”

This border-blurring is evident in the wide range of ages and musical tastes of their fans, the types of venues that host them - from House of Blues and Lava Cantina to local pubs and folk festivals - and in the touring acts for which they have side-staged - including Kansas, Pat Benatar, Gary P. Nunn, Randy Rogers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and the Old 97s.
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This band made our wedding Magical. Best choice ever, so grateful they exist .

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2019
Oct
5
Wedding
Dallas, TX
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Oct
5
Concert
Dallas, TX
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2019
Jun
15
Corporate Function
Frisco, TX
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2019
Jun
14
Community Event
McKinney, TX
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Mar
2
Mardi Gras Party
Lewisville, TX
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Over 30 Original Songs
The Bodarks
Jambalaya
Hank Williams
Zombie
The Cranberries
Angel is the Devil
Steve Earle
Santeria
Sublime
Crazy Train
Ozzy Osbourne
Good Times
Charlie Robison
Whiskey in the Jar
Traditional Irish
Fat Bottomed Girls
Queen
Sweet Emotion
Aerosmith
Deep Ellum Blues
Traditional Ragtime Blues
St. James Infirmary Blues
Traditional Folk Jazz
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay
Ottis Redding
King of the Road
Roger Miller
Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road
Loudon Wainright III
Move It On Over
Hank Williams
Swept Away
Avett Brothers
Ho Hey
Lumineers
Two Turntables & a Microphone
Beck
Mama Don't Allow
Traditional Western Swing
Wagon Wheel
Old Crow Medicine Show
Redneck Mother
Jerry Jeff Walker
Sweet Baby's Arms
Traditional Bluegrass
San Antonio Rose
Bob Wills
Knocking On Heaven's Door
Bob Dylan
Mary Jane's Last Dance
Tom Petty
The Weight
The Band
Can't You See
Marshall Tucker Band
Thrift Shop
Macklemore
Folsom Prison Blues
Johnny Cash
Idabel Blues
Red Dirt Ramblers
Dead Flowers
Rolling Stones
In Spite of Ourselves
John Prine
Demon Whiskey
The Bodarks
The Joker
Steve Miller
Beverly Hills
Weezer
Firecracker
Ryan Adams
Come Together
The Beatles
Drunken Sailor
Traditional
Learning to Fly
Tom Petty
Old Joe Clark
Traditional Bluegrass
I Shall Be Released
The Band
Friend of the Devil
Grateful Dead
You Ain't Going Nowhere
Bob Dylan
In the Jailhouse Now
Jimmie Rodgers
Summertime
George Gershwin
Tush
ZZ Top
Hometown Blues
Steve Earle
Deep River Blues
Doc Watson
Bad Leroy Brown
Jim Croce
Seven Nation Army
Jack White
Back Porch Band
Zane Williams
Paranoid
Black Sabbath
Stray Cat Strut
The Stray Cats
People Are Strange
The Doors
When the Levee Breaks
Led Zeppelin/Memphis Minnie
I Used To Love Her
Guns N Roses
You Don't Know How It Feels
Tom Petty
Bluegrass Band
Country Band
Variety Band
Americana Band
Folk Band
Wedding Band
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Birthday Parties (Adult)
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Please note The Bodarks - Americana Band will also travel to Coppell, Irving, Lewisville, Grapevine, Richardson, Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Flower Mound, Addison, Euless, Southlake, Colleyville, Fort Worth, Bedford, Roanoke, The Coloney, Lake Dallas, Hurst, Plano, Arlington, Argyle, Grand Prairie, Denton, Keller, Little Elm, Frisco, Garland, Allen, Haslet, Justin.
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