About Bo Carper
Bo Carper is the founding member of the San Francisco septet New Monsoon. He started the band in Bolinas, CA with guitarist Jeff Miller in late 1997. Carper’s rootsy and reflective acoustic guitar style is constrasted by a fiery repertoire of right hand tapping and percussive techniques. His banjo playing in New Monsoon is very unconventional and blends a love of classical Indian music with his deep West Virginia roots. Carper moved from WV to central Pennsylvania at age 15 and earned a degree in Film Production from Penn State University before moving to California in 1994.
He cites Mississippi John Hurt and Blind Willie McTell as very influential to his fingerstyle guitar playing. He also attributes great importance to Michael Hedges, Ry Cooder and Steve Tibbetts when discussing contemporary acoustic music.
Bo currently resides in the vibrant Mission district of San Francisco with his wife Mary Mar Keenan, an accomplished ceramic artist from Charleston, SC.
The Chicago Cubs will host their second Grateful Dead Night of 2019 in August, with those who take part in a special ticket offer receiving a double-sided, seven-inch vinyl record featuring two live tracks.
DJ Williams’ Shots Fired will embark on “The West Coast Massive Nights Tour” in August featuring members of Slightly Stoopid, The Greyboy Allstars, Lyrics Born and more.
Co-founding The Meters and Neville Brothers keyboardist Art Neville has died at age 81.
Fruition unveiled “Alone Together,” a song featured on the first in series of forthcoming 45’s, and confirmed a series of headlining dates in September.
The String Cheese Incident closed out their 2019 run at Red Rocks with help from the Del McCoury Band and Celtic Steps dancers on Sunday night.