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The Old Hat Band

Old Dogs…New Licks!!

T. Gozney Thornton –
Rhythm guitar, harmonica & vocals

Dan "The Professor" Sherbon --

Key Boards, Steel Guitar, SAX, Flute, etc.    
"Ace" Allen –
Lead guitar & vocals

Manuel Burciaga –
Drums & Percussion

Dan Tucker –
Bass guitar & vocals

“OLD HAT BAND” … a pack of “Old Dogs” with a bag of “New Licks” has a rythymic Country sound with a taste of Rock & Roll that gets people on their feet and dancing the night away.  The old dogs play what they call “Rockin-Texas-Country”, an eclectic mix of Country, Rhythm & Blues and vintage Rock & Roll, served up hot and spicy like a good Texas barbeque sauce.  The band is made up of veteran road musicians who have  “paid their dues” in the honkytonks and juke joints of America.   T. Gozney hails from the   c-OZ-mic “Austin Scene” of the 70’s and has played from coast to coast.  He had featured cuts on the 1975 Kerrville Folk Festival album, KOKE FM’s “Best Bands in Austin” album, the official state sesquicentennial album,  “The Fathers of Texas,” singing a duet with Ray Wylie Hubbard, and recorded his “Pass It On” album at Willie Nelson’s Pedernales studio.  Additionally he has played at several Willies Picnics, Farm Aid, The Palomino Club in Hollywood, California and the stages of Las Vegas.  His band, “The T. Gozney Band” was written up in Bill Board magazine as one of the top five bands in the Pacific Northwest.  Dr. Dan Sherbon, the "Professor" taught College music for several decades and was most recently in Clear Creek Band from the Oklahoma Panhandle. Clear Creek played throughout the state of Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas.  He is considered one of the "best" keyboard, steel and sax men around!  His incredible sound encompasses everything from the  "honky-tonk piano" of  Floyd Cramer to the B-3 organ of Santana and the blues of Ray Charles.  His steel playing evokes memories of Buddy Emmons, Pete Drake and Ralph Mooney.  His saxiphone is reminiscent of the great Boots Randolph. This man can flat PLAY!!!  He is a integral part of the "OLD HAT" sound.   "Young Gun", ACE Allen hails from Menard, Texas via the Left Coast of California. He is one of the premier new talents in Texas.  After a four year stint in the United States Air Force dissasembling bombs all over the world,  Ace returned to Texas to begin his even more exciting life as "Guitarist Extraordinaire!" He has a gritty country-blues guitar style that enhances the "Old Hat" sound and gets the crowd moving.  He is also a fine vocalist and like Chris Stapelton, has a very soulful and meaningful delivery.  Dan Tucker carries the band on his big bass and lays down the bottom for the band.  He sings from the heart, delivering both country and rock songs like he "means it!"  The leader of the band "Bad Rodeo in Austin, Texas for twenty years, Dan brings a world of experience to the Old Hat Band.  He is truly a "Consummate Musician!" Manuel Burciega has been one of the premier drummers in West Texas for decades.  He is the "Go To" drummer in West Texas when steady professionalism is required.  When recording in San Antonio, Flaco Jimenez once commented that Manuel is like a clock, "Tick-Tock!"
  Manuel and Dan serve up the “Hot Rhythm” that drives the OLD HAT BAND like a well-oiled machine.


We take an enormous pride in our music.  Get the new album, "Legends Before The Fall" featuring T GOZNEY THORNTON with THE OLD HAT BAND. Call or email and let us know what you want.
We look forward to coming into your musical world.

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