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Press Kit

Download Boris's new 2017 press kit. (PDF, 2.5MB)

Download Boris's revised 2015 press kit. (PDF, 282KB)

Download Boris's 2009 press kit. (PDF, 2.8MB)

New Mexico Magazine feature on Boris by Pat Toomay, December 2013. (PDF, 582KB)

Press Images

album cover for I'm Here. Let Me In. (2017)

Boris's latest solo album, I'm Here. Let Me In.

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Boris McCutcheon

2017
photo by Anne Staveley

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Boris McCutcheon

2017
photo by Anne Staveley

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Boris McCutcheon

2017
photo by Anne Staveley

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Boris McCutcheon

2017
photo by Anne Staveley

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Boris McCutcheon

2017
photo by Anne Staveley

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Boris McCutcheon

2017
photo by Anne Staveley

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The Salt Licks Trio on a front porch

The Salt Licks Trio
photo by James Hart

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The Salt Licks Trio in Europe

2015, The Salt Licks Trio
photo by Melissa Totten

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Boris & The Mighty Salt Licks!

2012, Boris & The Mighty Salt Licks!
photo by Jim Cox

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Boris McCutcheon in front of an old car

2010, photo by James Hart

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The Salt Licks Trio with their instruments in front of an old car

2010, The Salt Licks Trio
photo by James Hart

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Close-up of Boris singing at a show

2011, photo by Renate Beense

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Boris and the Salt Licks in concert

2011, photo by Renate Beense

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Boris McCutcheon outside an old movie theater

photo by Melissa Totten

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Boris at White Sands National Monument

Boris at White Sands
photo by Jennifer Guerin

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Boris playing his mandolin on a dune at White Sands National Monument

Boris at White Sands
photo by Jennifer Guerin

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Boris McCutcheon playing his guitar on stage

2010, photo by Anne Staveley

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Boris McCutcheon playing and singing on stage

2010, photo by Anne Staveley

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Close-up of Boris McCutcheon playing his guitar

photo by Melissa Totten

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Selected Quotes

  • McCutcheon’s painfully genuine and refreshingly innocent observations on everyday life expose the softer side of an outwardly rugged, hard-working man. He just may be the last of his kind.

    —Kyle Eustice, Santa Fe Reporter

  • MIGHT CRASH! is a MONSTER. It's the strongest record McCutcheon has made since When We Were Big and that's saying something. Seriously: his songwriting, singing, and arrangements are stunning. Classic Boris. I'm stunned in wonder.

    —Steve Almond, Author, Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life

  • We had MIGHT CRASH! on while driving out Route 52 toward Chloride, through hardscrabble little poor, lost towns like Cuchillo, then into the most amazing landscapes. It was one of those moments when there was no membrane between the music and the experience.

    —Dave Herndon, Editor, New Mexico Magazine

  • Anyone who hears Volcanic Wind and doesn't begin to vibrate from the solar plexus outward surely has no soul. The song, the first track off Boris and the Salt Licks' monumental 2005 Cactusman vs. the Blue Demon, features not only the band's slick musicianship... but also the gruff yet sweet, rustic yet careful vocals of McCutcheon himself.

    —Charlotte Jusinski, Santa Fe Reporter

  • McCutcheon's songs are sometimes somber, sometimes exuberant, sometimes sardonic.

    —Steve Terrell

  • The essential chaos, the human nexus of it, was Boris himself, Boris of the broken trucks and disconnected phones, of the lost capos, of the songs scrawled feverishly on the backs of receipts smeared with motor oil and stashed in the tackle box with his harmonicas.

    —Steve Almond, Author, Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life

  • With a name like Boris, you'd better be good at whatever it is you do. Fortunately for Boris McCutcheon, he's more than good at what he does, which is desert folkcore—Americana with a Southwestern bent and a railyard twist, what Howe Gelb might do some night amoung the saguaro with a hit of acid and a Neil Young bug up his ass.

    Weekly Alibi

  • Flying in and around Boris's sometimes sad, introspective and peace-finding lyrics are a whirlwind of rusty sounding instruments that grind like buzzards across the steam rising from the vocals—from sharp old-school plate-reverberated guitars (which were perhaps plugged into a cactus) to tin shed slide guitars, dusty harmonicas and banjos. McCutcheon certainly is a musical vanguard in his own right—he tosses ego out the window and equally marries acoustics, thoughts, and traditional instruments into a tried, tested and proven genre of music and breathes new life into it. (Cactusman)

    Wood, Wires and Whiskey

  • One of his greatest skills is his ability to use that connection (with nature) as inspiration, but without sounding earthy. His songs are genuine, never contrived, and damn good—every one of them…all his songs have rich instrumental arrangements and McCutcheon's throaty voice, which somehow manages to be gruff and soothing at the same time. His music is frequently described as rootsy, but his sound is unique and original. McCutcheon writes rich, wonderful songs, is a skilled musician and has a voice like no one else.

    —Ross Burns, Five Magazine

  • I’m also trying to get across that Boris is a soul singer, someone who draws on the traditions of gospel and R&B, even if the arrangements place him in the vast hinterlands of Americana. It’s like he’s found some hidden trove from the Smithsonian Folkways series and run them through a Motown filter.

    —Steve Almond, Author, Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life

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