The Mighty Short Bus

The Mighty Short Bus


The Mighty Short Bus is an original Rock/Americana/Southern-influenced band. Imagine the Black Crowes and Tom Petty being taken into a room and forced to watch CMT. When they're nice and re-educated, (a-la Clockwork Orange style), AC/DC shows up and kicks all their asses


Enter the US Midwest-based, Mighty Short Bus, hailing from Madison, Wisconsin, USA. This five-piece rock band, formed in 2003, hit the scene with a mash-up sound straight out of a beer-soaked roadhouse on the wrong side of the railroad tracks and has been in a constant state of motion ever since. Over five-hundred shows since day one, (over 140 in 2007 alone), and a solid 2008 tour schedule ahead, the MSB has solidified a reputation as one of the hardest working and dedicated bands around. Currently touring their sophomore release, Rogue Nation, the band is using that same working philosophy to open new markets throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. An international release of Rogue Nation via the internet and over 300 radio stations has put the Mighty Short Bus on not only the leading edge of a working-class rock revival, but on the ears and minds of countless new fans every day around the world. The Mighty Short Bus takes its creative cues from influences such as the Black Crowes, Tom Petty, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Freddy Jones Band, Allman Brothers, Stevie Ray Vaughn and the Rolling Stones to produce a sound that is familiar to the ear, original in design, and unique in its execution. As the buzz continues to build around Rogue Nation, the Mighty Short Bus is taking every opportunity to enjoy the ride.


2006 - Nationwide release of the sophomore album, "Rogue Nation". The album receives national airplay on over 200 college stations in the USA. Endless Tour 2007 begins...

2004 - Nationwide release of the debut album, "When the Time Comes". The single, "Hole in Shoes", receives regional airplay and the band sells a bunch of 'em! Good deal.

Set List

A typical set includes a 60/40 mix of Original and cover material respectively. Covers include the Black Crowes, "Remedy" and "Jealous Again", Tom Petty's, "Last Dance", Stevie Wonder's, "Superstition", and Bob Dylan's , "All Along the Watchtower", to name just a few.