The BooHoo Ramblers
Celebrating 20 years of bringing Americana music to Atlanta
Ready to play your club, bar, stadium, restaurant, party, BBQ, country, event of any kind. Reasonable & flexible rates.
Solo, duo, trio, quadro, etc.
The Ballad of
Art, Music, and History on Druid Hill
Saturday September 11, 2021 SOLD OUT
"The Ballad of Druid Hill"
Saturday April 28, 2019
Big fun at BanjoBQue
Saturday May 28, 2016
Spring PEACE & LOVE Festival
Lake Claire Community Land Trust
Saturday March 28, 2015
L-R: Pete Frisina, Mike Gamble, Clark Ashton, Ryan Johnson
photo by Johnny Harari
Black Shoes White Socks...
and more authentic gear
Sat. Aug. 23, 2014 @ Blind Willie's
Smith's Olde Bar
September 13, 2013
With Clark Ashton, Pete Frisina, Stewart Brown, John Etheridge
photo by Mary Swan Lamar
2013 Decatur Arts Festival
May 26, 2013
With Stewart Brown, Ryan Johnson, Marv Peck, and Sid Barrett.
photo by Mary Swan Lamar
BHR turns #100 at Blind Willie's
August 18, 2012
BHR will appear on the stage at Blind Willie's for the 100th time on Saturday August 18, 2012. Featuring founding members Clark Ashton & Pete Frisina with Peter Lussier on fiddle, Ryan Johnson on guitar, and Mike Gamble on drums. Special thanks to Eric King for bringing us on back in August of 2003. Also thanks to Gordon, Spike, Zac, and all the waitresses, bar backs, & door men who have helped keep us working & watered.
image by Clark Ashton
Happy Birthday to Us
June 10, 2012
The BooHoo Ramblers have turned 10 years old. Back in the Summer of 2002, Clark, Pete, and Jr. Mitchell played their 1st gig as a band. Now Jr. is back in Ireland, while Clark and Pete continue to ramble on with variations of BHR featuring Peter Lussier on fiddle, Ryan Johnson on guitar, Jim Landt on dobro, Doug Marlatt and Mike Gamble on drums. Thanks to all who have made this great fun for 10 years.
BHR rocks Candler Park Festival
Oct. 23, 2010 Atlanta, GA
With a full lineup featuring Ryan Johnson on electric guitar, Dave Ellington on organ, Peter Lussier on fiddle, and Mike Gamble on drums, BHR did their part to shake the leaves off the trees at the Candler Park Fall Festival. Beautiful weather and a great crowd made for a perfect day of music, art, and fun.
photo by Allison Lange
And the crowd went wild
July 31, 2010 Camden, Maine
We thought the floor would cave in.
The house was literally rockin' at Cuzzie's Quarterdeck Bar.
Jr. takes to the floor
July 24, 2010 Portland, Maine
Good times at Gritty McDuff's in the old town.
Maine gigs: Ready to RAM-ble
July 14, 2010
After many fine gigs featuring Ryan Johnson and Jim Landt in the solo slot, Jr. Mitchell returns for a Maine event. With a new(1990) Dodge RAM 15 passenger van we're ready to roll to lobster country. The dream lives on!
photo by Allison Lange
2009 BHR Year Ends at Blind Willie's
Dec 28, 2009
A fine fine evening to wrap up the year. Cold as 26 degrees but a good turnout to witness the 3rd installment of Jr.'s Xmas reunion. A full stage with Ryan Johnson on electric guitar, Mundi on keys, Doug Marlatt on drums, & Joe Booms on congas. We look forward to many good new things in 2010.
photo by Craig Magee
Iron Pours, Ramblers Rock
Dec 13, 2009
No one throws a party like the Edgewood Sculpture Forum at Georgia State University. Saturday night was one for the books…and the ages. Multiple reasons to get down: The night was cold and rainy but the iron was hot, and so was retiring Sculpture professor George Beasley on the dance floor who celebrated his 40th year at GSU as well as an undisclosed birthday. Jr. Mitchell flew in from Ireland to join the band for the first time since the August tour. 2009 also marked the 15th year that Clark has brought his band to play for the Iron Pour. Its always a good time but this year was really special. Lets hope its not the last. Check out the video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7GGZj7m_TQ
photos by Allison Lange
Jr's Last Stand, Ireland 2009
August 22, 2009
Bigger and better than before. A beautiful wedding at Bective Abbey, a great turnout at the pubs, and we saw the sun rise more often than not. Great drumming by "Joe the Drummer" of Drogheda who joined us for 3 gigs. A chance acquaintence at a session in Cairbre's got us a banjo player and tour guide for Malin Head. Thanks Donal! Breege in Ramelton runs a great music venue at The Bridge Bar. Thanks Breege! And the girls of Donaghadee can really dance and sing too. And Ollie, the best international tour manager ever, again sheltered, fed, and watered us relentlessly. What more can you say? We cry and move on. Its what we do.
The End of an Era
July 21, 2009
After 7+ years, 400+ gigs, and 2 CDs, founding member/ fiddle player Patrick "Jr." Mitchell, has big and exciting plans. He and Leslie Cunningham will be married in Duleek, Ireland July 31. Best Wishes Jr. & Leslie!!! He will then begin medical school in Cork, Ireland, so will not be returning to Atlanta. We will miss him & know you will too. Thanks to all who came out Monday July 20 to Blind Willie's for "Jr's Last Stand" in Atlanta. The good news: That kicks off our 2009 Ireland "Jr's Last Stand Tour "!!! Of course we hope to have a reunion show at some point, but who knows when that will be. Stay tuned.
Ireland 2008 Tour closes on up note
July 21, 2008
The BHR Ireland Tour 2008 was an overwhelming all-around success. Great gigs, good fun, overflowing glasses of Guinness, stunning scenery, new friends... in essence, everything we had hoped for and more. All we needed was more time. And getting a free 1st class upgrade for the flight home was sweeeeet. We now look forward to an extended tour in the near future. Special thanks to International Tour manager Oliver Mitchell for keeping us sheltered, focused, fed, watered, and thoroughly entertained. See the photos page for a sample of this memorable adventure.
BHR to tour Ireland
June 7, 2008
The BooHoo Ramblers are set to begin their tour of Ireland this June 18-30. Joined by Doug Marlatt on drums, BHR will play 7 dates over 11 days including Dublin, Navan, Drogheda, Donaghadee, Dundalk, and completing the tour in Galway at The Crane Bar. See the “UPCOMING GIGS ” block on this page for links and details. Official Tour Tee-shirts designed by Jules Davis are available on the merchandise page. Tune in online to hear us LIVE! on LMFM out of Drogheda at 2:30 PM Atlanta time on Sunday June 22. The show is called: CLAR SMIDIRINI. Every Sunday night Aine Ni Chairbre presents an ecclectic mix of world music for your pleasure. Aine's programme has received critical acclaim for its varied and easy going style. ww.lmfm.ie/shows/show_detail.asp?show_id=100095
photo by Allison Lange
Sky weeps not at Dogwood
April 6, 2008
After drenching the drought stricken city for 2 days, the storm gave way to sunshine at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival on Sunday at Lenox Square. Good crowd, good sound, good fog machine...How fun was that!?!?! Below, drummer Mike Gamble shows off his black shoes, white socks, & dance moves between songs. Photo by Allison Lange. Click photo to see more.
"Main Squeeze" shakes at Blind Willie's
March 4, 2008
As promised, singing, laughing, drinking, & playing carried the day. It came and went and the reaper never showed. Dancing and shaking ensued in defiance. We did what we could. What else could we do? I'm just happy to be here. Two new videos, "After the Storm" & "Main Squeeze", were produced and can be seen on the VIDEOS page. Special thanks to Dane Primerano for excellent camera work.
Double Header yields "Uncle Jess" video
March 1, 2008
Thanks to all who attended the double header at The Commuter Gallery Saturday March 1. That was fun! And special thanks to Mary Swan & Patrick from Clark(50) & Dr. Leslie(PhD) for puttin' it on! To see the resulting video of "Uncle Jess", click on the image below.
CD Release Party Rocks and Rambles
October 1, 2007
A great time was had by all in the Midnite Room for the the release of "Other Side of Heaven", the second studio recording by The BooHoo Ramblers. Thanks to all in attendance and especially to all who worked to make this thing happen. Special thanks to Steve Priest for the live video of "Phineas Gage", & Allison Lange for photos.
Click on image below to see video.
September 9, 2007
The new studio CD has been completed! It's been a long slow process but it's finally done. We are now anxiously awaiting delivery of the packaged product. The disc contains 10 new songs and features some considerable stylistic departures from the debut CD while remaining connected to it's own roots. With a host of guest musicians, this disc rocks, stomps, reflects, and moves on. A CD Release Party has bet set for Saturday September 29 at The Last Great Watering Hole in The Midnite Room starting at 10PM. We will be recording the show LIVE! and shooting video as well. So put on your clubin' clothes & yer best hat & shoes. Come on out to help us celebrate, and be a part of our next CD/video!
House gig at James Joyce Irish Pub
August 14, 2007
Check out The BooHoo Ramblers in Avondale Estates at James Joyce Irish Pub this summer & fall as we will be appearing every other Saturday for outdoor dinner time shows with drinking, dancing, and good times continuing into the evening. The spacious patio is perfect for all ages. With great food, cold beer, and The BooHoo Ramblers you can't go wrong! Music starts at 7:00PM . See our calendar for exact dates.
say Woo Hoo!
June 10, 2007
The BooHoo Ramblers are celebrating their 5th year as a band this June 2007. The BooHoo Ramblers are a three-piece roots-oriented band playing original and cover tunes that blend traditional, country, folk, and bluegrass styles with a nod to the Brits who also influence our music. Familiar, unique, heartbreaking, hilarious, & always entertaining. From “The Green Green Grass of Home” to “Aqualung”. A rollicking stomp through the genres.
The core of The BooHoo Ramblers is the 3 piece group whose natural chemistry allows for unpredictable tangents and spontaneous arrangements. Rarely using a set list they hammer through unlikely medleys experimenting with variations of both original and cover material. Lead vocalist Clark Ashton employs a hard strumming right hand in conjunction with a tambourine stomping left foot to set the pace for Pete Frisina's integral driving bass lines while Patrick Mitchell solos on fiddle and both engage vocal harmonies. Often the band is joined on stage by dobro, mandolin, drums, or guest vocalists that offer variety, depth and texture to the core groups tight sets. Upbeat and highly stylized versions characterize the interpretation of cover material of familiar tunes by artists ranging from The Carter Family to Jethro Tull. Original songs are written by Clark who serves as the leader & spirit guide for the group.