Live and In Person:
Howdy Friends, Neighbors an' Fans! Here's our latest news, eff. July 10, 2021. Of course y'all should know that Big Al (aka Otis) had very successful open heart by-pass surgery and his recovery from that has been great. He is in rehab and really on it. He has been given the green light to perform. Billy B finally snagged a day job as restaurant manager at the Residences at Quarry Hill in Burlington and starts next week. Sounds like it'll be a pretty demanding one with a lot of responsibility and hours, so he's takin' a further hiatus from the band until maybe mid-fall to see how things go. However, we had our first rehearsal in 15 months (!) an' it went pretty darn well. Yeah, we'd forgotten a few things, but it really did come together an' was nice for the three of us to be pickin' an' singin' again. We are actually playin' a wedding today with Billy on that big ol' doghouse "slap" bass. He was able to play this gig plus he will be with the two of us for a public gig on Thurs Sept 2 during the Demo Derby (!) at the Champlain Expo Fairgrounds, so you might wanta check that one out. Other than that, we have a few private gigs and one other public one - Jericho Cafe & Tavern (JCaT) on Fri Sept 10 but our friend Pete Riley will be playin' his electric bass on that gig, as well as the private ones we mention. Danny C will continue to gig with his three other groups: The VT Bluegrass Pioneers, The Radio Rangers and McCaffrey, Coane & Rowell during the summer and fall. Those gigs will also be posted on this website calendar as well as our Facebook page and will be clearly identified as not SRB jobs. Then we'll re-group in the fall to see where we're goin' next.
So that's the update for now. Sorry we'll only be doing two public shows this summer/fall but sure hope to get back on track for later this fall and over winter in order to, hopefully, really return to action in 2022. We want to thank all our fans an' friends for continuing to hang in there with us for all this time. We love ya all - you have been so supportive over our 23 yrs together as a band. In the meantime, take care of yourselves and we'll hopefully see ya sometime down the road!
The Starline Rhythm Boys
"These boys remind me of the good old days, with a sound that's between Memphis and Nashville. Its good, clean and from the heart - and nowadays that's fresher."
"This is the Real Deal. The Starline Rhythm Boys know how to make it rock and let it swing. They dish it out full strength, adult dosage. I'll take all of this I can get."
"The subjects of these songs - sin, salvation, family farms, women, drunk tanks, job layoffs, diners, and dearly departed friends - are songs by and for the people. There is no pretension or rock star attitude in what you boys are laying down, just straightforward songs from the heart that are some of the best newly written and recorded country songs since the giants of country music have gone to rockabilly heaven."
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 - Seven Days Daysie Best Americana/Country Artist Group, Burlington, VT
2016 - Ameripolitan Music Awards nominee for Best Honky Tonk Group, Austin, TX
2002, 2007, 2009 - Freeform American Roots chart #1 Album of the Year, Austin, TX