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The Burrito Brothers celebrate an illustrious past while serving up fresh contributions for a bright future. They continue to climb the branches of the “many tall pines” first planted in 1968. Trace the winding paths of Country and Rock & Roll back, you’ll find them there. Anyone who had a heart and ears can tell these guys are world-class musicians and songwriters with one listen. Here they are in the years, carrying on the tradition of classic late-1960s and early ’70s “Hippie Country-Rock” music, expanding its boundaries, always exploring new horizons. Country Rock’s big bang came in Los Angeles in the late ‘60s. In 1968, Ian Dunlop and Barry Tashian started The Flying Burrito Brothers. Then in 1969, with Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman at the helm, the group released their classic first LP, “The Gilded Palace of Sin”. Since then the band has carried on, always evolving. This year marks the 50th anniversary of that classic LP.  Gram Parsons’ original vision for the band is still going strong. “I just ran 20 red lights in his honor,” says Chris P James.  At the beginning of the 1980s the band moved their base of operations from LA to Nashville. At that point the name was shortened to The Burrito Brothers. The band has remained in Nashville ever since.  Now, The Burrito Brothers are right on track. “It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for we… mmm feelin’ good!” says Chris P.

The band features Chris P. James (who’s been involved with the band since 2009), guitarist Bob Hatter, Tony Paoletta on pedal steel and drummer Peter Young…all extremely talented musicians who love being involved with the band’s legacy and creating new music to keep that legacy alive. They continue to carry the torch via The Notorious Burrito Brothers release, which features the band’s trademark tight ensemble playing, beautiful harmonies and excellent songwriting. The new album features eight original songs and the band’s version of The Dark End of the Street from The Gilded Palace of Sin.  

Will James from Gram Parsons International says, ““This latest incarnation is the closest to the original FBB sound of all of the previous bands.” 

Gram Parsons said it best…The idea'll keep going on. It's not like it's dead or anything. Whether I do it or anybody else does it, it's got to keep going."   


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