A Look Inside BoomBox

BoomBox is two people; namely, Zion Godchaux and Russ Randolph. But nobody—not even Randolph—would argue with the fact that it's Godchaux that makes the duo hum.

While the duo itself formed in that boundlessly fertile music town known as Muscle Shoals, AL, one could trace the band's complete lineage all the way back to Palo Alto, CA, and The Grateful Dead. Godchaux's parents, Keith and Donna Jean, both played with the Dead throughout the 1970's, and the younger Godchaux's time around the band indelibly shaped him. And while there's often little similarity between the Dead's sound and that of BoomBox, Godchaux embraces the band's influence and mentality.

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