Connor Jay Liess & The Aldape Bootstompers
Connor Jay plays 19th-century-inspired Idaho mountain music on his old beat up guitar he calls ‘Pickaxe’ while keeping time with the toe of his boot. He and the Aldape Bootstompers are a Boise-based band of Idaho mountain music hounds that were conceived in the mountains outside of Boise. Taking their name from the summit on which they first plucked some strings and put down a bottle of Crow, the Aldape Bootstompers — composed of Connor Jay Liess, Christy Rezaii, “Mustang” Mark Stolpe, and Ethan Mansfield — play an assortment of Americana music, including bluegrass, folk, and old-time Western mountain traditionals. We’ll play you a sappy love ballad if you ask us nicely, but we prefer the darker numbers — grimy folk steeped in murderin’, druggin’, whiskey lovin’, adulteratin’, coffin crackin’, boot stompin’ arrangements.