Workin’ On Fire will perform a special Album Release Party set live at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St., Downtown Boise) at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31. As always, this Record Exchange in-store performance is free and all ages. Workin’ on Fire’s new album Metaphoria will be available for purchase at the in-store.

Recorded as Workin’ On Fire‘s last (of three) underage CDs as a band (all of them age 17 at time of recording), Metaphoria spends half its diverse journey sampling the acoustic guitar and half studying its electric guitar brethren. This 12-song original LP (two songs re-recorded from their sophomore CD) represents the beginning of a senior year victory lap for this Southeast Boise alternative rock power trio.


Workin’ On Fire (,, a teen (12th-graders) alternative rock power trio, played their first gig August 1, 2009 at The Venue. Since then, they’ve recorded three CDs (EP: Exit; LP/Album: Mike Smith; LP/Album: Metaphoria). With over 150 gigs together (including in Portland and Seattle), this 2011 Boise’s Got Talent Grand Champion has headlined at the CenturyLink Arena (formerly Qwest) and is a regular at the Knitting Factory Concert House.

In the media they’ve been featured on TV (KTVB Channel 7, FOX 12 News), in print (Idaho Statesman, Argus Observer, Emmett Messenger-Index, Boise Weekly) and on radio (The X, The River). They have performed for one of their now raving fans, Chef Duff Goldman (Food Network’s Ace of Cakes and Sugar High), played with All Time Low and opened for Middle Class Rut.

AUSTIN WILLIAMSON: Band co-founder and the lead guitarist, vocalist and writer, Austin is a singer-songwriter whose passion since picking up the guitar (classically trained) at age six is music. One of the top all-around high school guitarists in the Pacific Northwest, Austin began being noticed at age 13, first for his guitar play when pulled on stage by Tommy Castro and Kenny Neal (BB King R&B Champ) and also that same year for recording a Dunlop Crybaby guitar foot pedal video demo in his bedroom and receiving hundreds of thousands of hits on YouTube for its creativity. In ninth grade, he won first prize in the ArtsWest Guitar-off (with a perfect score) and recorded his first original scratch-track. A committed poet and lyricist, Austin is currently enrolled at the Berklee College of Music (Boston), simultaneous to his high school studies.

ZACH BONAMINIO: Zach is a self-taught drummer and co-founder of Workin’ On Fire. A grade school friend of Austin, Zach is an avid biker, photographer and snowboarder (Bonaminio Sausage family). He is currently a music theory student, and many of the band’s photos are his handiwork. Zach is known to play gigs with a broken arm (broken from snowboarding, of course).

PETER MAGUIRE: Peter is a thoroughbred slap bassist who also contributes backing vocals for Workin’ On Fire. Known to tinker on the drums and keyboard, Peter is also the 2011 5A state track and field 110 hurdles state champion (and a varsity letterman in soccer). Interestingly, Peter’s grandfather (Walt Maguire) was the executive vice president for London Records, with his famed productions including “Monster Mash” and the signing of ZZ Top.

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