With 'My Name is Bo,' Gerard 'Bo Jr.' Dollis crafts his own vision for the Wild Magnolias

Gerard “Bo Jr.” Dollis spent much of his life as an understudy to his father, Bo Dollis, the late great vocalist of the Wild Magnolias. The younger Dollis watched and learned as his father occupied dual roles as the leader of the Wild Magnolias electric funk band and the Mardi Gras Indian tribe of the same name.

Gerard also learned from other figures in the New Orleans music community: Cyril Neville, Rockin’ Dopsie Jr., the late blues singer Marva Wright.

And now he’s finally ready to introduce himself as his own man, albeit with a familiar name... 

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