The BOOTSTRAP BOYS
Based in Grand Rapids, MI, The Bootstrap Boys have developed a unique sound that is less influenced by the contemporary “Nashville” stylings, instead their original tunes take their cues from that particular mix of country and gospel found in the small churches of rural Michigan, spiced with the redneck flavor of the small town honky tonks of the Midwest. While tunes about whiskey shots and getting stoned have landed The Boys with the brand “outlaw”, there’s more to their music to be found. There’s no shortage of thoughtful, well-crafted lyrics written by lead singer, Big Jake Bootstrap.
“Grand Rapids’ Bootstrap Boys…ooze the sort of throwback, outlaw-hued country music that’s really resonated with West Michigan audiences since the group released its first EP, “Country Songs for Sale,” back in 2015”
— John Sinkevics, Local Spins