By Bill Copeland on November 30, 2009
Ernie And The Automatics is a New England based band with a bit of an identity problem. It includes two minor players from the band Boston. Plus, three more well-respected local players who have for years been friends with the minor players from Boston. Add to the mix a likeable, eccentric local auto dealer celebrity who was educated as a musician but never achieved his rock star dream before going to work for his father’s auto dealership. Ernie And The Automatics is named after Ernie Boch Jr., the hyperactive billionaire who inherited his father’s myriad of businesses in Norwood, Massachusetts.