Live and In Person:
Howdy again folks 'n' fans. Thanks for checkin' back in. We want to report that Big Al aka Otis had very successful open heart by-pass surgery on May 4 an' was up walkin' around a little the next day! Said he feels good. We wanta thank all who had Al in their thoughts an' sent well-wishes. Very much appreciated. He will be in hospital until around Mon May 10 an' then home. Of course he'll have an extended period of recovery an' rehab. We just don't know how long that might take before he can go out to perform again. So keep pullin' for him. Billy has been focusin' his energy on gettin' a day job back an' is not sure if or how it will effect his ability to perform. Depends on what his schedule might be. We'll just have ta wait an' see. Danny is bookin' the best he can an' has ta say it's been difficult an' time consuming. So for now it looks like us Starline boys might not be playin' any public gigs this summer or maybe even in to the fall, but ya never know. Depends on how things shake out. Currently we only have one public performance booked an' that's tentative. We do have a small handful of private jobs but those may require some subs. In any event, if we get any more gigs solidly booked, we'll post on this website as well as our Facebook page.
Danny C does have a fair number of personal appearances booked with three other bands he has worked with for the past number of years: The VT Bluegrass Pioneers (which includes the Lindner brothers, Banjo Dan & Willy, formerly of "Banjo Dan & the Mid-Nite Plowboys", Vermont's premier bluegrass band from 1972-2012); The [formerly WDEV] Radio Rangers, who used to have a 15 min live show on WDEV, Waterbury going back to 1986, and a trio called McCaffrey, Coane & Rowell (MCR) which does vintage country material. Shows involving any of those groups may be posted on this website as well as Starline's Facebook page.
So that's the story from here for now. We're sorry that Starline will be performing so little this summer/fall, especially with virtually no public shows. We sure hope to get back on track this fall an' over winter so we can return to action in 2022. We also hope all our fans an' friends continue to hang in there with us during 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 an' we'll hopefully see ya 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