Music On the Rocks At Sipapu Annual Music Festival

The entire 5-piece band will be performing at Music On the Rocks At Sipapu Annual Music Festival on September 21st at the beautiful Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy outstanding music by local and regional musicians, fantastic food and beverages, and art in the meadow. Boris and The Mighty Salt Licks! will be going on at 3 PM. Shows go on rain or shine!

Route 66 Summerfest in Albuquerque

Boris and The Mighty Salt Licks! will be performing at Albuquerque's Route 66 Summerfest in Nob Hill on Saturday, July 19th at 6:55 PM. Traffic will be blocked off on Central Ave. from Girard to Washington for this annual street festival with live music all day. 15 musical acts on 3 stages —come on out and join us! Boris and The Mighty Salt Licks! will be taking the stage at 6:55 PM.

Open Mic at Marble Brewery

Boris will be hosting an open mic at Marble Brewery in Albuquerque (Marble Ave location) the first Tuesday of every month with guest Feature Artists. 6–9 PM. We'll be kicking it off at 6 PM with a few songs, and then introduce the Feature Act. Open Mic begins at 7:30. Hope you can make it with instrument in hand.

Summer Music Series at The Taos Ski Valley

Boris and The Mighty Salt Licks will be performing at the Taos Summer Music Series at Taos Ski Valley this weekend, May 24th, 3–6pm, outside on the base area stage! The Summer Music Series with the entire crew—Paul Groetzinger, Kevin Zoernig, Susan Holmes, Brett Davis and Boris. Come and camp out on the mountain!

Website back up and running!

Our website is back up and better than ever. The new mobile-responsive design means you can easily check our Calendar on the fly for the latest info and updates.

Albuquerque Bio Park Concert in August 2014

The band will be performing at the Albuquerque Bio Park Summer Night Concert Series on August 21, 2014. Hope to see you all there!

Boris interviewed on Art of the Song

Boris was honored to be the guest on Art of the Song Creativity Radio in February. Listen to the interview here.

Feature article in New Mexico Magazine

Pat Toomay at New Mexico Magazine has written a great article about Boris and the Salt Licks, Salt of the Earth.

MIGHT CRASH! one of 2013’s Best Albums, Santa Fe

MIGHT CRASH! has been selected as one of the Best Santa Fe Albums of 2013! KBAC DJ Eric Davis calls Boris “a songwriter of incredible depth and honesty. He is someone who can write a meaningful, literate song that conveys both killer hooks and emotional pull, taking the listener to anywhere he wants them to go.” Check out the full list of winners and explore some local music.

MIGHT CRASH! Releases November 1, 2013

The time has finally come, and the Salt Licks join Boris and Frogville Records in presenting their new album, MIGHT CRASH! Congratulations to all the many artists and musicians who worked on the CD. Susan Holmes designed the very cool and mysterious package. The album is the result of almost 3 years of work, and it is grabbing attention already. You can get it at shows, or purchase right here on our website (also available on CD Baby, iTunes, or Amazon.)

CD Release Party November 8, 2013

Save the date! The big celebration will be on Friday, November 8, in the heart of northern New Mexico in Dixon at the Toolshed. From 7-10, but ya better be there early to get your seats. If you've never been to this venue, don't be shy. From the south, head up 285 towards Taos. At the intersection of 68 and Highway 75, go half a mile further, and see the Toolshed on your left. Parking is easy. Beverages thanks to Blue Heron Brewery. Bring friends and family. Special guests to be announced soon!

Lincoln Center, the World's Leading Performing Arts Center

Boris and Susan Holmes are performing live at Lincoln Center on Saturday, October 19, 2013. Boris won the Southwest regional finals of the Mountain Stage NewSong contest this year, and advanced to the national finals. The songs that won him his slot in the competition are all from the new album MIGHT CRASH! "Might Crash," "Loren Wise," and "Flesh and Dream" were the submissions. Very humbled and very excited to be heading east to such a storied venue.

Might Crash! Project Hits the Finish Line

To all of you on the Might Crash Team, and to all Boris supporters, we thank you for an incredible Indiegogo campaign this spring. The album could not have happened without you all. It was a scrape to the finish line, but by the time you are reading this, your advance copies of the CD should be arriving by snail mail.

Gringa Productions Presents...

Enjoy the great "Booze Farm" video by Director/Producer Lexie Shabel with editing by Andy Primm. Shot at John Treadwell's Frogville Studios, engineering by Bill Palmer. From the album MIGHT CRASH!

New Mexico Magazine Preview

Hitting the streets in late November, New Mexico Magazine offers a feature on Boris in the December issue. Authored by Pat Toomay, with photography by Wes Naman. Get yerselves a copy.

Might Crash!

Boris and his band the Salt Licks are in the studio recording a seventh album, called MIGHT CRASH! Further work is on hold as Boris prepares to launch a crowdfunding campaign to complete production on the album. A successful campaign will bring other artists to the project to collaborate with Boris. Top secret filmmaker in the wings wants to make a video for Boris's song “Flesh and Dream.” We hope you'll help make this possible. Stay tuned for details.

Booze Farm

Watch some Boris and Brett on Albuquerque morning TV. Are musicians ever awake before noontime?

Moab Folk Festival

Boris McCutcheon & the Salt Licks are honored to have been selected to perform at the prestigious Moab Folk Festival in November 2011. Cheryl Wheeler, Peter Mulvey, Antje Duvekot, and other artists to be announced will also perform at the Festival.

Road trip for Cactusheads!

Ultimate Americana

Boris McCutcheon and the Salt Licks headlining for Blue Highways Festival, alongside Jesse Winchester, Frazey Ford, Jimmy LaFave, and a lot more. The festival is in Utrecht, Holland on April 23rd. Keep your eye on Boris's Facebook page for updated info! Susan, Brett, Kevin, Paul, Boris: now that's a team.

Folk Hero!

Aw shucks. Check out the WHEEL OF LIFE review from Albuquerque's LOCAL IQ Magazine.

Cactusman Returns

Cactusman residency at Second Street Brewery Thursdays in March! Burgers, beer, Boris, and buddies.

Boris and Joe West

Come on out to the Songwriters' Showcase with Boris and Joe West at Santa Fe Performance Exchange in El Dorado, NM, Feb 19, 8-11PM.

National Release

WHEEL OF LIFE goes into wide release in the US February 1, 2011 after debuting at #1 on the Euro Americana chart. Check out iTunes, CDBaby, Amazon and this website for downloads and disk purchase.

Blue Salt

Boris and the Salt Licks have been invited to play in the Netherlands' ultimate Americana festival, Blue Highways, in Utrecht in April. Represent!

Release the Album!

WHEEL OF LIFE release parties at Taos Inn's Adobe Bar on November 20, and at the Santa Fe Brewing Company on December 17.

Boris to the Top

WHEEL OF LIFE debuts at #1 on the Euro Americana Charts in November. Click Here for a cover of Townes Van Zandt's "No Place to Fall"

Second Street Salt Licks

You can catch Boris & his Salty friends at the original Second Street Brewery Thursdays throughout December at 6:30PM (except 12/23).

Fishy Stuff

Boris may release his live October performance from the Fishmonger Cafe in Woods Hole, MA. Stay tuned for more details.

Boris in Holland

Boris and the Salt Licks head out for a tour of the Netherlands at the end of October. Back in New Mexico in November, the Salt Licks will be rolling out THE WHEEL OF LIFE with CD-release parties in Taos, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque. Stay tuned here, and to Facebook for those dates.

Radio Free Boris

Monday, October 18th at high noon! Tune in to the award-winning Emily Rooney Show on NPR's WGBH Radio (89.7fm ) to hear Boris with Rooney and Steve Almond. Conversation and tunes from the new album THE WHEEL OF LIFE. (Web streaming live.)

Pony Ride Video

"Pony Ride," the video by Rob Lueker and the Duke City crew is now online for your viewing pleasure. Check it out here:

Beachcombing Boris

Boris, Brett, and a host of friends play the famed outer Cape venue The Beachcomber on July 1st at 10:00PM.
Visit the Beachcomber website

Boris at BioPark

Albuquerque's Summer Nights Concert Series features Boris & the Salt Licks at the extraordinary BioPark— the Rio Grande Botanic Garden— on Thursday July 22 @ 7:00-9:00 PM. Gates open at 6:00 PM.
Visit the BioPark website

Big Apple for Boris

Look for Boris at the Hill Country in New Yawk City on July 14th at 8:30PM. And the next night, a triple bill with Annie Keating, and Jack Grace with Luther Wright at Union Hall in Brooklyn at 8:00PM.

Boris Hits Tamalewood

It's the Duke City Shootout! Music Video for Boris McCutcheon's "Pony Ride" Slated for Production. Boris McCutcheon, Rob Lueker and a 2-camera production crew will shoot a music video for Boris' award-winning song, "Pony Ride" July 24-July 31. Congratulations, Cactusman and partners for winning a slot in the annual script-to-shoot film festival. For more info:

Boris Style

Stylin' Cactusman t-shirts now available at all gigs!

Boris at PACE

Easthampton, Massachusetts welcomes Boris McCutcheon and the Salt Licks to the Performing Arts Center for a swinging summer concert at 8PM on June 24th.

Boris Heads East

Mid-June through mid-July, Boris and the East coast Salt Licks are touring New England and New York. (All offers for overnight accommodations will be gratefully accepted!)

Boris at Second Street

Boris and Susan Hyde Holmes in residency at Second Street Brewery Thursdays at 6:30PM in April. Guest musicians will join the Salt Lick duo each week. (No gig April 15).

Literary Boris

Boris plays Harvard Square's 100-year old Brattle Theatre. Celebration of Steve Almond's new book ROCK AND ROLL WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE, featuring a chapter on Boris. April 16, 2010.

Boris in Studio

B and the Salt Licks are recording and soon mixing the 5th album, still untitled. If you've been to his gigs lately, you've heard some of the songs coming up, like "California" and "Mullen People."

Boris on TV

"Santa Rosa Plums" featured on COLD CASE; "Meet Me" on SAVING GRACE.

Boris Moves On

Boris won the Southwest regional competition in Austin and now goes the Charleston, WV for the national competition. Details here...

New Song Contest

Texas fans: save the date August 28... Boris was chosen as a finalist for the Mountain Stage New Song Contest Southwest Regionals. Details here...

Pilgrim Featured in New Compilation

Boris's song "Pilgrim" is featured on a compilation CD from Revolution Records out of Taos entitled Songs of New Mexico.

Talent Showcase Winners

Boris and the Salt Licks won the 2007 State Fair Talent Showcase in the Country/Folk/Singer-Songwriter category!

Five Magazine Article

Boris is featured in the latest issue of Five Magazine. You can download the PDF of the article here:

Live Radio Appearance - Taos Solar Radio

Thursday, July 26 at 9:45am (Mountain time)

KTAO 101.9FM
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