Once you become familiar with Boris's songs and his sandpapered-velvet voice you will be spoiled! These days "Americana" is a serious trend with lots of people jumping on the wagon. Just one listen and you know that Boris is the real deal.
He has a delicious way of describing experiences from the everyday to the bizarre that make you take notice: "tiny hairs on tiny flowers, every inch of the earth is alive, take a dive!" Now get a look through Boris's eyes—hike down dusty trails and befriend the colorful characters that live in his songs.
I'm Here. Let Me In.
Boris's latest solo project (with friends) is produced by the beastly virtuosity of Steve Mayone of Brooklyn, NY. The album sounds like nothing else Boris has done. It began with two compositions in a half-awake/half-dream state. The rhythm is amorphous on many of the songs, with out-front vocals, and emotion crystallized in rich harmonies. Songs range from the cosmic, beautifully sad "Poor Tired Hands," to the fun-loving Hank Williams brand "Godzilla vs. King Kong." The album also reveals a tenderness in songs like "Golden Days" and "Piece of Mama." Boris wanted a vocal album, and he achieved it.more info…
The final installment in Boris' off the grid trilogy, Might Crash! follows up The Wheel of Life and Bad Road, Good People in a musical ode to the romance and reality of northern New Mexico. This album has all the trademarks of the incomparable Salt Licks sound, which seems to come right from the land itself. A soulful new set of Boris songs, full of alt.country, blues, and a dose of eerie high desert lonesomeness.
The Wheel Of Life
Boris's album is a little bit dirty and a little bit countrified. A companion CD to 2008's Bad Road, Good People, it contains the smart rollicking song by the same name. Check out "Mullein People" and "California"—destined for Americana charts. Vintage Boris poetry and classic music on this mostly western roots gem.more info…
Bad Road, Good People
Deep satisfaction, smart lyrics, and enlightening Southwest desert music combined with Boris's Cape Cod roots keep this record wet and happy, sunny and wild.
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.
From Utrecht, the Netherlands. This is the best live recording of the full New Mexican legendary Salt Licks line-up. It's great because of the laid-back, fun vibe and the unusual configuration of instruments.more info…
When We Were Big
This cd falls into a roots rock vein with driving drum & bass grooves, electric guitars, and edgy lyrics on some songs. Unusual instruments, arrangements, and of course Boris's unique take on life in the Southwest make this album a familiar itch that you'll have to keep scratching.more info…
Cactusman Versus the Blue Demon
No, it's not for kids! The concept for the cover and illustrations came from a dream Boris had about…well…battling a blue demon. Colorful cover aside, the songs range from quirky to serious to sublime. This is an album filled with surprises that continue to reward on each new listen.more info…