The Memphis-based retro-soul act the Bo-Keys trace their roots back to 1998, when musician Scott Bomar was enlisted to create a supporting band for Sir Mack Rice. Bomar decided to revive the sound and sensibility of Memphis in the '60s -- the golden age of Stax/Volt, American Sound Studios, and Hi Records -- and to that end, he enlisted some veterans from the scene, including Ben Cauley, Charles "Skip" Pitts, Howard Grimes, and Archie "Hubie" Turner. The Bo-Keys' lineup proved somewhat flexible but their deep soulful sound remained the same. So expert were the Bo-Keys in keeping the Memphis sound alive, they wound up getting contracted to support a number of artists on records and appear in film and television projects that needed a dose of the real deal.
After forming the first version of the Bo-Keys for the 1998 ... Read Full Biography