CONTINENTAL

Biography

Known mostly for his time as founding guitarist of The Dropkick Murphys, Boston based rocker Rick Barton has spent the last five years fronting his current band and labor of love “Continental.” Continental’s sound is soulful Rock n Roll, plain and simple. While often compared to a variety of different bands, they like to summarize their style as “Paul Westerberg writing songs for The Rolling Stones,” a compliment they received and have remembered for years. “I wear my heart on my sleeve and prefer to sing about what’s inside, rather than fast cars and shaking booty” says Rick. Together with his son Stephen on bass, David Deprest on guitar, and Andrew Dickson on drums, they have toured the US and Europe extensively as a headlining act, but also supporting bands such as Street Dogs, Reverend Horton Heat, Swingin’ Utters, The Tossers, and The Business. Make no mistake, Continental is not a vanity project for Barton. When the band isn’t on the road, the father and son team paint houses to support their “music addiction.” With three releases to their credit thus far, the band has teamed up with North Carolina based record label Rusty Knuckles Music to put out their new album “Home on the Range.” You can expect a raw but refined, clean but powerful, diverse and perfected version of the Rock n Roll that’s come to be expected from Continental. “We decided to simply record an album that we would like listening to, and it happened to describe us perfectly. In September of 2017 the band signed with German based label “Eternal Sound Records.” Together they will release Home On The Range with three additional bonus tracks for the European market in Spring 2018.

Line-Up:

Rick Barton- Guitar/Vocals
Stephen Barton- Bass
Sweet David DePrest- Guitar
Andrew Dickson- Drums

Discography:

All a Man can do        2012

1000 Miles                  2014

Millionaires                2014

Home on the Range    2017

Links:

www.facebook.com/ContinentalBand

 

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