Bo Rains is a Philly-based, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, performer, producer/arranger, and instructor. With a love for all genres of music, she performs on projects ranging from Rock to Folk to Hip-Hop to Country to Gospel.
Bo began making music at the age of 4, and by the age of 15 was performing professionally and teaching private lessons. By college, she was traveling between New York and Nashville learning the craft of songwriting, music production, and the ways of "the biz". During this time, she performed at a Bob Dylan concert in NY, won 5 Billboard Song Awards, and was named a "Philly Rising Stand-Out Artist" twice. She also co-produced and released two solo albums as an artist. Bo has also written music for various independent movie scores.
Currently, Bo is working on a variety of projects offering her creative services to aspiring artists with songwriting, arranging, recording, and performing. She pulls heavily from the influence of the "Sound of Philly" as the guitarist, keyboardist, and backing vocalist for The Mechanics, a session/live band that works with Grammy award-winning record producer, Joe "The Butcher" Nicolo, and the artists of Joe's Garage (1403, Gooch & The Motion, Kat Pace, Annabelle Kempf, etc.). She also performs original music as the singer/guitarist for Americana /Blues-Rock band, The Killer Beez, and as a solo artist. Bo has been performing Gospel music regularly as a lead guitarist for a church in North Philly over the last year. In 2018, Bo produced the EP release, Tadmore, by Nashville Folk-Rock artist, Scott Levi Jones and recorded on Still I Rise by Soraia. Bo had the privilege of performing the National Anthem with Lauren Hart at the nationally-televised Philadelphia Flyers' Home Opener in late 2018 as well. Several projects that Bo contributed to were released in 2020 including the song, "Momma Pop Culture," by the Bacon Brothers and several songs on the debut release by Almost Everything.