Borderland All Stars

Borderland All Stars


We're a bunch of funky assed rockers and we go by the name of The Borderland All Stars. With a pocket so thick and dripping wet, you’ll think you’ve died and gone to boogie heaven


An extremely versatile combo, the Borderland All-Stars offer original music in a wide range of styles. Their latest offering, One Spore for the Road, draws from rock, soul, world, latin and other influences. Their live performances primarily feature vocalist/guitar-player/songwriter David Spagone, tenor sax and flutes by Jason Buhl, and a rythym section comprised of bass guitar juggernaut Chris Houston and legendary percussonist Jefferson Woods. Additional All-Stars are sometimes employed, but these front-line core members remain from the group's inauspicious beginnings around the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (details and personnel info from the early days remains murky). If cover music is desired, their vast repertoire of crowd-pleasers never fails to moisten things right up. Sonically adjustable to any size of venue, they've played in theaters, pool halls, college festivals, luxury hotel lounges, beer blasts, weddings, corporate functions, ethnic family reunions, holiday parties, bondage clubs, and once at a castle in upstate New York. The All-Stars are extremely proud of their performance legacy as "purveyors of party music", and will continue to accept the challenge of providing pure live jams in an increasingly digital, synthesized, and DJ-dominated musical landscape.


Suppertime, 1994
It Ain't That Type of Party, 1997
Cordon Bleu, 2004
One Spore For The Road, 2006

Set List

Our typical set list includes an array of covers from a diverse group of rock, soul, funk, reggae and jazz artists. From the accessible and easily recognizable like Marvin Gaye's "Lets Get It On", to the deeper cuts like Funkadelic's "Good To Your Earhole". We've also been known to sprinkle in a smattering of originals, guaranteed to get the crowd out of their seats and on to the dance floor. Sets last from 1.5-2 hours. We have a broad repertoire and are not afraid to pull off marathon all-night sets.