While maintaining a career as an in-demand jazz bassist,
Florida based musician Steve Boisen was quietly searching for the right
voice to breathe life into his original compositions. After years of
trial and error, he finally discovered the sound he was looking for: the
voice of his own daughter, Amanda. By combining their vocal and
instrumental talents, diverse songwriting ability and a mutual love for
the surprisingly versatile ukulele, they became The Barnkickers, a
wholly unique father-daughter musical duo.
Barnkickers original music possesses a vintage-yet-modern vibe that
incorporates touches of tin-pan alley and ragtime along with a
contemporary folk and singer-songwriter sound. “Up Before Noon”, their
debut CD of original music, became a featured item with several major
retailers and lead to performances at music festivals and venues around
the country, as well as magazine articles, radio broadcasts and
television programs spotlighting their music.
and Amanda have also coordinated several fundraising projects designed
to benefit children with autism, including an annual music festival and a
compilation CD featuring many noted artists including Cars keyboardist
Greg Hawkes and 60’s pop star Ian Whitcomb. The Barnkickers continue to
present their music to fans who appreciate the honesty of their sound
and the unique nature of their collaboration.