BoDeans took the stage at The Narrows on Friday night April 5th. The 80’s/90’s alt-rock band, hailing from Waukesha, WI, are still going strong after a thirty-five-plus year career.
The band is led by founding member, singer-songwriter Kurt Neumann, and is backed by Tolan Shaw on acoustic guitar, Kramer Sell on drums, and Glenn Fukunaga on bass, and Stefano Intelisano on keyboards. Formed in 1983, the band has released fourteen albums, producing hits such as “Fadeaway,” “Only Love,” “Idaho,” “Good Things,” “Dreams,” and TV series Party of Five theme song “Closer to Free.”
Having earned a reputation as an outstanding live act, the band has shared the stage with the likes of U2, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Tom Petty, George Thorogood, The Pretenders, and David Bowie. They’ve also appeared at festivals such as Farm Aid, Summerfest, and ACL, among others. The band has also been featured on SNL, Letterman, Today, Imus, CNN, ESPN, and many more.
Neumann was on fire, and the band was tight, as they blew the roof off of The Narrows. An energized audience of over two hundred got their fill of superbly executed music, all leaving with a huge smile on their face.
What’s Up Rhode Island was there to experience an evening stroll down memory lane with some rocking 80’s and 90’s music. See the slideshow below for photos.