Stilburnin keeps that "rebel yell" alive! Their explosive, high-energy shows feature classics from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker, ZZ Top, The Outlaws, Molly Hatchet and more. When the band performs, they dress as though they were spending an afternoon with Gregg Allman in a Georgia roadhouse -- jeans, cutoff black t-shirts (except for Roger Jordan who favors white), vests, shades and black hats. And don't forget those snakeskin boots! The band's look and sound carry the essence and spirit of the old Southern Rock masters!
After transitioning from different rock bands including AMF and Next, Tom Liberatore started Stilburnin around 1998. The current members have been together for over 7 years. "We just kind of found each other because we all dug Southern rock," says bassist Double D, originally from Wichita Falls, Texas. "We'd all been playing around the area for 15 or 20 years. Stilburn' was a natural fit for us."
Stilburnin performs at bars, nightclubs, restaurants, and at large concert venues such as Indian Ranch in Webster, MA. They are also available for private events and corporate functions. The band has yet to release a CD but expects to in the future.
Dennis Douglas (bass guitar, vocals) holds down the bottom in StilBurnin’s able rhythm section. Dennis, “Double D” hails from Wichita Falls, TX where he played bass in his first band at age 13, after years of lessons from top musicians in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. After working 5 years as a prominent Studio musician in North Texas Double D hit the Road to fulfill his Burnin' Desire to play "Live". He has backed bands from coast to coast, toured Canada and recently settled in New England. Double D is a genuine "Free Spirit", Honesty and Happiness is his trademark. Dennis is eternally grateful to play with STILBURNIN and admits the events that ultimately lead to him joining the Band were Coincidental & possibly Spiritual... Having grown up in the Deep South being exposed to Southern Rock, Blues & Country at it's roots, has forever shaped Double D to play for STILBURNIN and his unique blend of Texas blues and rock make him an exciting and passionate bassman.
Equipment: Music Man & Fender bass’s 4 &5 string, SWR amplification, DBX components.
Tom Liberatore (lead guitar) plays slide and lead guitars for Stilburnin. Tom’s attitude and desire to play Southern rock is heard through his smooth slide solos to his screaming guitar solos that all Southern bands search for. Tom has been on the road for over 25 years. He has performed in back-up bands for many top acts such as The Neighborhood’s, The Outlaws, The Fools, and countless others. Tom attended Berklee College of Music from 1975-’79, walking out with the desire and knowledge to play music to order. Tom comes from a sleepy little town called Hopedale, MA, the home of famed rock legend, Joe Perry of Aerosmith.
Equipment: Fender Stratocaster, Gibson Les Paul, Marshall cabs with Soldano amplification.
Steve Gunnard (rhythm and lead vocals) has been in the music business for over 30 years, ranging from sound technician to lead vocalist. Steve began playing guitar when he was 17 years old and soon after started playing the local club scene. He began his sound business in Massachusetts in 1986, mixing for local rock bands in area nightclubs. He owned and operated “Southern Sound” in Port St. Lucie, FL for 5 years, where he mixed sound for one of south Florida’s top country/rock bands, “Southern Justice”, all the while honing his vocal and guitar skills and fronting his own band. Upon his return to Massachusetts, he hooked up with some old friends, played rhythm and sang lead for the “Robin Steiger Group’ where Eric CIapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and just good ol’ rhythm and blues was the mix. Steve lets his southern side show with the band, Stilburnin.
Equipment: Gibson Les Paul, Fender Stratocaster, with Marshall amplification.
Roger “Roddie” Jordan (keyboards, vocals) is primarily a piano player, and started around the age of 11 years old. He is mostly self-taught, but also studied with the late Guiseppe DeLellis, who was a frequent soloist with the Boston Pops. Roddie had been very active in music, playing in Rock bands and “workhorse” general business bands in the early days. More recently, he played “keys” and sang back-up vocals with the “Jeff Mason Band" along with his brother, Andy Jordan on drums/percussion, Jeff Mason-lead vocals, Tom Liberatore and Ed Wyllie; alternating lead guitars and Dan Sutton-bass guitars. Roddie also enjoys playing solo piano/vocal and writing his own compositions, as well as collaborating with other artists.
Equipment: Technics 88-key digital piano, Kurzweil Micro-Piano module, Behringer KX-1200 stage amplification/monitoring, ElectroVoice BK-1 condensor and Shure SM58 microphones. For larger scale venues, a Hammond M-103/"hot rodded" Leslie 147 rig, TC Electronic M300 dual engine processor and Behringer Ultra-Pro DI-800 8-channel direct box for signal management are standing by.
Paul “Crash” Carchio (drums) is a native New Englander who has played everywhere throughout the region over the last 30 years. In fact, it’s his lifelong friendship with Stilburnin’s lead guitarist, Tom Liberatore, that landed him the job in the band. Tom and Paul played in Idelwild 3 decades ago and stayed in touch all these years. When the drummer’s seat opened Tom knew exactly who to call. During the day Paul can be found at several high profile music studios giving lessons to the future rock stars of New England. By night he focuses on delivering a tight groove and is in the pocket anchoring the rhythm section with bassist Dennis Douglas.
Equipment: Premier Drums and a mix of Sabian and Zildjian cymbals.