Bovine Social Club

Electronic Press Kit

Official Websites:

bovinesocialclub.com

samuelsaintthomas.com

Management:

manage@bovinesocialclub.com

 

Description:

Bovine Social Club has been lighting up audiences with their original music in listening rooms, famed coffee houses, theaters, and amphitheaters from Vermont to Virginia since 2012. Their unique blend of folk music is informed by Folk, Celtic, Old-time, Gospel, Alt-Country, and Bluegrass vocabularies. Formed on the upper banks of the Delaware River, the band’s rotating lineup of seasoned musicians backs the thoughtful lyrics of vocalist, philosopher, memoirist and former Franciscan brother, Samuel Saint Thomas. BSC is one of the most highly respected Americana bands in the Northeast, sharing stages with some of the region’s finest talent. Their debut CD, produced by Railroad Earth’s Tim Carbone, charted at #7 on both the Roots and Americana charts. Their most recent release “Live at Mauch Chunk Opera House” was recorded at the legendary vaudeville venue in the historic town of Jim Thorpe, PA with their friends from Railroad Earth.

 

Genres:

Folk, Celtic, Old-time, Gospel, Alt-Country, Folk Rock, Bluegrass, Americana, and Twang

Influences:

Bill Monroe, Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia, Hank Snow, Johnny Cash, Tom Waits, Hank Williams, Hayes Carll, Lucinda Williams

Instrumentation:

A seasonal ensemble showcasing a rotating cast of members on double bass, guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, dobro and drums!

BSC Discography:

Live at Mauch Chunk Opera House: Bovine Social Club: Eclipso Records: June 9th, 2017
Bovine Social Club: Bovine Social Club: Eclipso Records: June 7th, 2012

Clap Hands: A Concert length video of the poetry and song of Tom Waits

Samuel Saint Thomas Discography:

Unfortunate Adventures of a Naked Mystic: Samuel Saint Thomas Solo: Eclipso Records

Piss and Vinegar: The Songs of Graham Parker: Samuel Saint Thomas Solo: Bye or Die Records

Acoustic Dwellings: Samuel Saint Thomas Solo: Eclipso Records

Saweeet: Samuel Saint Thomas with Krista Long: Eclipso Records

Mir In My Sky: Samuel Saint Thomas: Eclipso Records

Fan Demographics:

56% Female / 44% Male / 75% Age 25-45

Booking Avails:

Spring 2022 to Spring 2023

Interviews:

Phone / Zoom / Studio / Email

Hometown:

Delaware Water Gap, PA

Market Reach:

Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Vermont

 

Press:

Live at Mauch Chunk Opera House captures the essence of Bovine Social Club’s live vibe with their detailed musical expression and pensive, yet humorous lyrics. Bovine Social Club has mastered the art of distinctiveness while synchronously continuing the tradition of including a cast of guest players. ~Tabitha Clancy, Exit 977 WEXT, Troy, NY

 

The Bovine Waits “show, “Clap Hands”, is a particularly good idea. And it, indeed, turned out to be a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Given Waits’ theatrical tendencies, it was fitting that the band, led by singer-guitarist Samuel Saint Thomas, added some theatrical flourishes to the music.” ~Jay Lustig: NewJerseyArts.org

 

“Every now and then you discover debut albums that deliver the goods. This one puts everything away in the cupboards, washes the windows, breaks your heart, makes you smile, slaps you on the fanny, and tucks you into bed. With the world-grass vibe and a grittiness all of their own that’s nothing but real, Bovine Social Club’s self-titled debut album is ten tracks of fun, fun, fun.” ~Brian Robbins, Jambands.com

 

“BSC combines poetic mentality, deep grooves, A-list song writing, and a musical sense of humor that leaves you with that “what are they gonna do next good time feeling.” ~Lenny Bloch, WCBS, New York, New York

 

“Bovine Social Club is Pure Americana. Led by Samuel Saint Thomas and his moonshine-weathered vocals, this homespun band of brothers sings of picnics and jamborees while wearing their Raybans proudly! They are country cool!” ~Joltin’Joe Pszonek, Radio Nowhere

WMSC-FM, Upper Montclair, NJ

 

“Bovine Social Club created a backyard Brooklyn stage feel on Musikfest’s Liederplatz Stage with hip bluegrass with a folk rock edge. The sound of stand-up bass and fiddles rang through the Sun Inn courtyard.” ~Tiffany Bentley – Lehigh Valley Live.com

 

Venues Played:

Bethel Woods Center for the Performing Arts, NY

Central PA Festival of the Arts, PA

Philadelphia Folk Song Society, PA

The Frendly Gathering, VT

Tupelo Music Hall, VT

Caffe Lena, NY

Musikfest, PA

6 On The Square, NY

Rosendale Cafe, NY

Hopewell Theater, NJ

Newton Theater. NJ

Sherman Theater Summer Stage, PA

Godfrey Daniels, PA

Roy’s Hall, NJ

Mayfair Festival of the Arts, PA

Mauch Chunk Opera House, PA

Railroad Earth’s Horn of Plenty Festival, PA

WNTI Stage Festival, NJ

Hill Country Live, DC & NYC

Highlands Festival at Waterloo Village, NJ

Bluebird Cafe, TN

Sellersville Theater, PA

Rodeo Bar, NYC

Mt. Laurel Performing Arts Center, PA

John & Peter’s, PA

Black Potatoe Music Festival, NJ

Hot August Blues & Roots Festival, MD

Cape May Singer Songwriter Festival, NJ

Irving Plaza. NYC

Hobo Stage, NJ

Deer Head Inn, PA

Back Fence, NYC

Centenary College, NJ
Stanhope House, NJ

East Stroudsburg University, PA

and many, many more…

Supports, Shares and Collaborations:

Steep Canyon Rangers

Eilen Jewell

Bob Dorough

Ryan Montbleau

Yonder Mountain String Band

John Ginty

Cabinet

Railroad Earth

Justin Townes Earl

Deer Tick

Rusted Root

Government Mule

Alejandro Escovedo

Buckwheat Zydeco

Robin Armstrong

Tony Trischka

Neal Casal

From Good Homes

Slavic Soul Party

Borus Garcia

and many more…

Supports, Shares and Collaborations With Members of:

Ryan Adams and the Cardinals

Bob Dylan Band

Willie Nelson Band

Ray Price Band

David Bromberg Band

Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Railroad Earth

Toots and the Maytals

Gordon Stone

The Pixies

and many more…