3rd Annual Memorial Weekend Meltdown

The Octanes
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) , Drew Hays (bass, vocals), Brian Fahey ( Drums). 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 new release “Roots, Rock, and Romance” was released with rave reviews. Including Vintage Guitar Magazine, and a “Best of the Rest” pick by the Austin Chronicle. Lucky Seven is still available at shows, local record shops, and. C.D. Baby, on-line.
The Octanes have shared shows with the likes of: Wanda Jackson, Southern Culture On The Skids, Candye Kane, The Nekromantix, The Phantom Rockers, Pep Torres, Mack Stevens, and The Chop Tops, just to name a few. Gretsch endorsed guitar player, Adam Burchfield has toured the U.S. and Europe with regional and International artists (Sonny Boy Terry, Coal, ) and has shared the stage with the likes of Billy Gibbons, Chris Duarte,and Gary Primich. The “Sweetheart of the Bass” is a highly talented Upright Bass Player, blending superb musicianship with a high energy stage presence. She also performs with Rockabilly guitarist Danny B. Harvey. Drummer, “Sneaky Pete” Crowley is considered English Rockabilly Royalty , with too many big names credits to list. He brings a great rockin’ beat to the band, always lookin’ sharp with no a holds barred energy behind the kit!
Mike Barfield
The Tyrant Of Texas Funk!! Mike Barfield is probably one of the few people on the planet who has opened for both Merle Haggard and Bernie Worrell of P Funk. He is part of a somewhat forgotten legacy of lead singers/frontmen who comfortably mix genres together.
Bert Wills
Bert Wills is a blues guitar player and vocalist from the Texas Gulf Coast. He led the Crying Shames and the Country Cadillacs, and is currently based out of New Orleans playing with longtime sidekick Clint Boyd.