Friends It’s time for promoting my friends on the west coast Ruckus In The Boonies. My buddy Aaron “Dogbite” Harris works relentlessly hard to make this yearly event happen in a big way. His label Ruckus In The Records and Bucknums Tavern once again temaed up to bring you a weekend of Roots Music Fun.

I recently spent some time with headlining act Billy Don Burns who is a Country Music Legend in his own right,  and also posses a powerful stage presence. The Urban Pioneers have always been a powerhouse Roots Music/ Bluegrass act, and Liz Sloan on fiddle is truly one of the most amazing musicians I have ever witnessed.


Ruckus in the Boonies 2016

Billy Don Burns is a true Country Music Warrior. He wears his battle scars with honor, depicting the stories of his life in his songs with brutal and beautiful honesty. He’s respected far and wide for his long career in songwriting and performing, and he’s still out there. He’s lived it and breathed it through lifetimes of country music passion and pain.

Billy Don Burns


Ruckus in the Boonies 2016

Mix one part Texas fiddle and one part Tennessee banjo, add doghouse bass and a splash of guitar and you have a delicious cocktail for your ears known as the Urban Pioneers. This string band hammers out a variety of original songs that encompass old time hillbilly music, western swing, rockabilly, and even a few gypsy type songs for good measure.


Ruckus in the Boonies 2016

The Blues are a religion and Brian “Husky” Burnette sho nuff preaches it. You can feel the testimony as he blends Delta and Hill Country Blues with Rock n Roll. His music is gritty, soulful, low-down and dirty.


Ruckus in the Boonies 2016

Tom Vandenavond is a contemporary ghost with a wisdom in his music that exceeds his years. His sound embodies the nature of solitary travel and the inevitable connections made from a life on the road.


Ruckus in the Boonies 2016

I am a singer, songwriter, musician from Washington State, USA. I hold my mind, heart & soul open, put them into song & travel the world sharing this with as many of you as I can to help make this world a better place 🙂 Musically speaking, my influences are across the board & ever growing so, who knows what the next album might hold in store!


Ruckus in the Boonies 2016

Absinthe Rose is a folk, country, punk songwriter that takes from personal experiences. DIY but NEVER alone! Growing up in the punk scenes at the early age bouncing from San Fransisco, Medford, and Las Vegas.  Absinthe Rose


Ruckus in the Boonies 2016

they call it “indiegrass,” the rustic American musical blend that celebrates and chronicles the physical and emotional gauntlet the Harmed Brothers have always ridden, zigzagging endlessly in vans across the nation. It’s an inclusive sound, the melding of two unique voices adorned each night with the contributions of the many pickers, singers and songwriters the Brothers have encountered in their travels.


Ruckus in the Boonies 2016

Coffin Hunter is the brainchild of Jack Gibson, long time bass player for thrash metal icon Exodus. It comes out of his love for playing banjo and love of vintage Nashville music. It is a combination of Jerry Reed, C. W. McCall, and a Sergio Leone soundtrack. It is truly American music. Coffin Hunter

Other Featured Artists

Ruckus in the Boonies 2016

    • Lorin Walker Madsen
    • Dusty Rust
    • Hammerlock
    • Stone Elk
    • Last Giant
    • Stoned Evergreen Travelers
    • Dog Bite Harris
    • Smokestack Relics
    • Acousta Noir
    • Graverobber’s Jukebox
    • Old Death Whisper
    • Rock Bottom String Band
    • Keil Grove
    • Gunsafe
    • Tales from Ghost Town
    • Felix Thursday
    • Tyler Giles
    • The Bridge City Sinners
    • Cory Peterson
    • Nicole Pike
    • Billy Hood
    • Krista Blackburn
    • Elly Swift
    • Catfish Black
    • Abraham & the Old Souls
    • Josie Evans
    • 36″ Wheels
    • Texicano Folk Rock Punk
    • Hard Money Saints
    • John Dough Boys
    • Pretty Drunk

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