The Octanes, hailing from Austin, Texas are one of America's premier roots/rockabilly bands. Fronted by guitarist Adam Burchfield, who has been proudly endorsed by Gretsch Guitars in 2013. Nominated in 2011 Best Americana, 2010 Best Roots Rock , by The Houston Press, and Best Bass Player 2010 & 2011! Consisting of: Adam Burchfield (Guitar, Vocals) , Kevin Skrla (Upright Bass) Kevin “Snit” Fitzpatrick ( Drums), and Clint Boyd (Saxophone). The Octanes play mostly original material, heavily rooted in hillbilly, while revving up the traditional sound with driving rhythms, and a big guitar sound. Their highly anticipated "Roots, Rock, and Romance" was released with rave reviews. Including Vintage Guitar Magazine, and a "Best of the Rest" pick by the Austin Chronicle.
The Band is currently touring behind their vintage inspired vinyl-only release “Trail Dust” , which features a more sax-heavy 5o’s vibe, along with the familiar Octanes twangy guitar sound.
The Octanes have shared shows with the likes of: Wanda Jackson, Southern Culture On The Skids, Reverend Horton Heat , Lee Rocker , Candye Kane, The Nekromantix, The Phantom Rockers, Pep Torres, Mack Stevens, and The Chop Tops.
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