Imitated But Never Duplicated The Burnt River band has been playing non-stop since it's first gig on New Years Eve 1976.This year marks our 32 year anniversary. Starting out like any other blues band playing neighborhood bars, being into Harley's as well as the blues, they developed a party hard, house rockin' style of boogie music. As the word started to get around, so did the band. It's taken years of dedication, and a genuine desire to boogie, and tens of thousands of miles. Burnt River has carved out it's own circuit.
While holding down day jobs, they have managed to play from Boston to San Francisco and Canada to Ft. Lauderdale. The majority of the shows are motorcycle events. They have not missed playing in Sturgis as one of the house bands at the Buffalochip since 1984, the house band at Pub 44 in Daytona since 1988 (according to Gilly the owner, they have a life time contract), and going back to the American Motorcycle Jamboree in upstate New York (18th year).
The Burnt River Band in 2009 and Beyond The Burnt River Band continues to play the Abate State conventions for New York, Ohio, Iowa, Pennsylvania, in Canada for the Brotherhood of Toronto (11 years), the Louie Run (all of them), Viet Nam Vets M.C. parties, and countless local, regional, national and international, motorcycle club parties, swap meets, BBQ's, weddings, prison bike shows, and Easy Rider rodeos, including the nationals in Ventura California.
The Burnt River Band has shared the stage with groups like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steppenwolf, The Doobie Brothers, David Crosby, Marshall Tucker, The Stray Cats, Confederate Railroad, Mitch Ryder, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Johnny Winter,The Nighthawks, David Allen Coe, Rick Derringer, Molly Hatchet, Johnny Paycheck,The Fabulous Thunder Birds, Charlie Daniels, and many others!