Rick Barton and the Shadowblasters
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Rick Barton and the Shadowblasters

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Another Boston Massachusetts product, THE SHADOW BLASTERS, hope to make their own mark, following the fine tradition of Boston bands that have come before them.

THE SHADOW BLASTERS are fronted by former DROPKICK MURPHYS guitarist and songwriter Rick Barton. Barton has assembled a cracker-jack lineup featuring the scorching guitar work of one Mr. Greg Burgess from the late great AMAZING ROYAL CROWNS. Barton has diped into the richly rooted rhythm section of THE SWINGING STEAKS featuring the master painter Paul Kochanski on bass guitar and the rythmic pounding of Sir Craig Macintyre. Joe "The Animal" Donnelly [ex-DEL FEUGOS] also makes an appearance playing drums on four track of the band's debut album "AN AMERICAN ROCK SONG". Rounding out the line-up, though listed last he's certainly not least, Gentlemen James Gambino on piano. Also appearing on the album, though not in the band, is the legendary Billy Loosigian. Billy played lead guitar on the entire record.

The long awaited debut album, due in the store by April, combines a unique blend of Rock, Punk and folk music. The lyrical content deals with the internal struggle and hope common to all human beings [especially in the singer himself]. As Rick says: "We don't sing songs about getting the party started, staring fires, songs that glorify drinking and drug use, or songs that boast about doing it all night long. I don't have anything against bands that sing those songs, as a matter of fact, I think that they provide a necessary outlet for those void of thought.

Future plans include becoming broke and homeless from non stop touring. If you want us to come to your town please e-mail Rick at rickbarton@theshadowblasters.com or write us at:

One Way Productions
324 Broadway
POBox 45410
Somerville, MA 02145

E-Mail: onewayrc@aol.com,

All letters will be answered personally.
Anyway, good luck to everybody out there and remember THE SHADOW BLASTERS will emerge in a town near you!!