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Singing earnest, solid rock songs with infectious hooks, the BoDeans have always presented an urgent, heartfelt hopefulness.
Best known for the catchy single “Closer to Free,” the BoDeans blend compelling songs and high-energy performances, and they have earned a loyal following over their 40-year career. The band’s accessible adult alternative sound has led to many milestones: the BoDeans were voted Best New American Band in Rolling Stone’s 1987 Readers’ Poll; they have earned support slots for U2, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, and myriad others; and they have a permanent installation in the Midwest Artists exhibit in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
Since releasing its debut in 1986, the band has released 14 studio albums—10 of which have charted in the Billboard 200. In 2022, the BoDeans released 4 the Last Time, reflecting on the soul and spirit of the modern American experience.
Producer’s Circle member Tom G.
Producer’s Circle members Joan & Lenny Kalmenson