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13th European Tour - September 26, 2019

In the year 2020 the RTB is excited to perform our 13th European tour. Details are still being made but likely countries are Austria, Germany, Spain, France, and of course Switzerland.

New Album Coming 2020 - September 26, 2019

We will have a new album released in 2020 before the beginning of our 13th European tour in September and October.

RTB and DAC - September 26, 2019

Looking forward to sharing the stage with David Allen Coe on 11/23/16

Randy Ball - January 2, 2019

Randy Ball from Harpers Ferry WVa will be on bass for the first part of 2019 including the European tour in March and April. He's a fantastic musician who's gonna play both upright and electric. 

2019 European Tour - October 18, 2018

The RTB will be on tour in Europe March 10 through April 2. Countries for this tour are Switzerland, France, Germany and Austria. Lots of return venues and new ones as well.

The band for the tour is of course Colin Thompson on Guitar, Harmonica,  Mandolin, Slide and Dobro.

Andy Hamburger on drums and for the first tour with us Randy Ball on bass. We are really looking forward to this tour.

Colin and Taz - August 31, 2018

Colin will be playing a show with 14 year old guitar prodigy Taz Niederauer in Washington DC in October.

The Wharf - April 28, 2018

This summer we will be at Pearl Street Warehouse at the new Wharf in DC. Its a magical place at night

Beaujolais - April 15, 2018

We just finished mixing the song 'Beaujolas' that we recorded in Italy last fall. This is a BoDeans cover featuring Stafano Intelisano on accordian. Stefano is a current member of the BoDeans. We actually didn't even know this when we called him in for the session. Also on the track has our two Italian brothers of the road. Stefano Bertolotti and Roberto(Rubber Toe)Re. 

Farm Brew Live - April 3, 2018

We are proud the we were the first band to play on stage at the amazing new venue in Manassas Va. We will have 4 shows there in 2018. A truly remarkable venue owned by our good friend Marcus Silva. 

Fiddlin Dave - February 28, 2018

Dave Van Deventer will be joining the band on Fiddle for lots of shows throughout 2018. 

10th European Tour Ended - August 27, 2017

The tour was a great success. The band loved every show. So many new friends made.

AMA Radio Chart #57 - March 7, 2017

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Roots 66 Chart #13 - March 1, 2017

#13 this week in this national radio airplay chart

#4 January 2017 in US - January 31, 2017

WPLF was #4 in the US on the Freeform American Roots(FAR) Chart. Radio airplay chart

Top 10 in Virginia - January 31, 2017

War Peace Love fear is #9 on the Roots Music Reports chart for airplay in the state of Virginia.

Forever On My Mind, On the singles chart. - January 31, 2017

'Forever On My Mind' # 24 in the US this week on the Americana/Country singles chart. Roots Music Report

# 23 Roots Music Report - January 23, 2017

New album debuted at #23 on the Country/Americana radio airplay chart for the US.
The song 'Forever On My Mind' is # 38 on the singles chart this week

Klewenalp-Switzerland - January 19, 2017

We are stoked to announce RTB will be at the Klewenalp Country Music festival on July 15, 2017. Also line up will be fellow Virginian Danni Leigh, The Good Brothers from Canada, and The Swiss Highwaymen

War Peace Love Fear Release - December 14, 2016

War Pease Love Fear will finally be released to radio and media and be available for purchase. The radio add date will be Jan 16th 2017.

Europe July and August 2017 - December 1, 2016

Shows are being booked now for 2017 European tour. Stay tuned.

War Peace Love Fear release date postponed - September 14, 2016

Release of the new album is held back until early 2017

Recording In Italy - September 13, 2016

New songs being recorded in Italy this week for future release

New Album To Be Released Aug 1 - May 5, 2016

The new album 'War,Peace, Love, Fear' will finally be released to the press, digital, and hard copies on Aug 1, 2016

2016 European Tour - April 8, 2016

Fall European tour dates will be Sept 11 through Oct 22. Countries will include Austria, France and Switzerland.

2017 Euro Tour - March 21, 2016

European Tour in the planning stages for summer of 2017. Dates TBA
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