Continental is the latest project from Rick Barton whose resume also includes notable Boston acts The Outlets, Everybody Out!, and Dropkick Murphys.
Barton sings the songs of the everyman, speaking to our common experiences of love, loss, wandering, and resurrection. The songs are as true and real as any from the English punk bands of the 70’s, capturing the energy of youth, yet delivered with the wisdom of a life lived.
The concept for Continental began with Rick’s son Stephen Barton who, after hearing a rough solo recording of his dad playing his original composition ‘Curious Spell’ in 2009, encouraged his old man to put a band together and bring this style of songwriting on the road.
Together, Rick and Stephen have done just that with their release, ALL A MAN CAN DO and summer tour kicking off July 18.
The album is available for pre order now on the East Grand Records website.
7-18-2012 Asbury Lanes Asbury Park NJ
7-19-2012 Red Palace Washington DC
7-20-2012 The Well Knoxville TN
7-21-2012 Dive Bar Raleigh NC
7-24-2012 JJ’s Bohemia Chattanooga TN
7-25-2012 The Mill Charleston SC
7-26-2012 The Jinx Savannah GA
7-28-2012 The Nick Birmingham AL
7-31-2012 Whitewater Tavern Little Rock AR
8-2-2012 Checkpoint Charlie’s New Orleans LA
8-3-2012 Artmosphere Lafayette LA
8-4-2012 House of Rock Corpus ChristiTX
8-5-2012 Beerland AustinTX
8-8-2012 The Blue MaxMidland TX
8-9-2012 Ms Lips Lounge El Paso TX
8-10-2012 The Hut TucsonAZ
8-12-2012 Shakedown Bar San Diego CA
8-15-2012 Slidebar Fulleton CA
8-16-2012 Weber’s Reseda CA
8-17-2012 B. Ryders Bakersfield CA
8-18-2012 Audie’s Olympic/Club Fred FresnoCA
8-19-2012 The Stonehouse Nevada City CA
8-20-2012 Punch and Pie Fest/ Press Club Sacramento CA
8-21-2012 Buckhorn Lodge Pioneer CA
8-23-2012 Dante’s Portland OR
8-24-2012 Diablo’s Eugene OR
8-25-2012 Bit Saloon Ballard WA
8-29-2012 Carr’s Corner Spokane WA
8-30-2012 The 406 Club Great Falls MT
8-31-2012 Manny’s Billings MT
9-2-2012 Pondstock at Lake Hedke McCook NE
9-7-2012 Brauer House Lombard (Chicago) IL
Check out the band’s FB page for more.