Personnel: Kurt Neumann (vocals, guitar, keyboards, drums); Sam Hawksley (vocals, guitar, drums); Chris West (saxophone); Jon-Paul Frappiér (trumpet); Oscar Utterström (trombone); James Farrell (piano); Stefano Intelisano (keyboards); Kenny Aronoff (drums); Sophia Neumann, Sutton Sorenson, Nina Ferro (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Kurt Neumann.
Recording information: One, Two, Tree Studios, Dripping Springs, TX; Sam's House, Nashville, TN; Uncommon Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
While the BoDeans' 2012 album American Made marked the departure of co-founding member Sam Llanas from the group's lineup, on 2015's I Cant Stop, guitarist and leader Kurt Neumann welcomes back drummer Kenny Aronoff, a respected session musician and longtime member of John Mellencamp's touring band who played on many BoDeans recordings in the '90s. With Neumann joined by Aronoff and multi-instrumentalist Sam Hawksley, I Cant Stop finds the band in tough, bluesy form, mixing the Heartland sensibility of their best-known music with a lean, soulful approach that testifies to Neumann's love of classic soul and R&B. Almost 30 years after releasing their debut album, I Cant Stop shows that Neumann and his bandmates are still living their lives for rock & roll, and I Cant Stop finds the veteran roots rock act still as determined as ever to play heartfelt rock & roll their own way. ~ Mark Deming