SONS OF BOCEPHUS
IT STARTED WITH A SHARED PASSION FOR GREAT COUNTRY MUSIC AND SOUTHERN ROCK CREATED BY THE GREAT HANK WILLIAMS JR!
Growing up in the South, there are a few things you are born and raised to love! Football, the great outdoors, and Hank Williams Jr! We were raised on the southern rocking country sounds of Family Tradition, Country Boy Can Survive, Born to Boogie, My Name is Bocephus, and all the other great songs we play tribute to night in and night out. What originally was tossed around as an idea to do a tribute to Southern Rock quickly became the idea of being a tribute to the one and only Bocephus himself!
Lead singer, Wil Riggs, was raised on Hank Jr, and his dad was such a fan of Bocephus, that he called Wil Bocephus his whole life. Lead Guitarist, Ignatius Applewhite, drove around all through high school with Hank Jr’s Greatest Hits in the cassette player. When these two got together to pitch this project, everyone else was quickly on board. The road was not easy, as breaking into the tribute scene in Dallas/Ft Worth isn’t the easiest thing in the world. After making some great contacts with Hamilltime Entertainment, gigs started rolling in. It wasn’t long before the other venues in DFW started to take notice! Gigs at some of the area’s hottest venues started rolling in and the SOBs were becoming one of the most well known tribute acts in the area.