The Old Hat Band
Rhythm guitar, harmonica & vocals
Dan "The Professor" Sherbon --
Key Boards, Steel Guitar, SAX, Flute, etc.
"Ace" Allen –
Manuel Burciaga –
Drums & Percussion
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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