Started in 1969 by Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman, along with, Sneaky Pete Kleinow and Chris Ethridge, The Burrito Brothers are still goin’ strong today!!!
The Burrito Brothers are a group loaded with an illustrious, if slightly under-the-radar past. Trace the winding paths of Country and Rock & Roll back, you’ll find them there. That’s home turf for The Burrito Brothers, who celebrate the legacy while serving up fresh contributions. Country Rock’s big bang came in the late ‘60s, when Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman started The Flying Burrito Bros. The group has continued ever since with new line-ups built from the most viable components of the previous ones. There have always been the right people to step in and keep the group going. This is not a random bunch deciding to call themselves The Burrito Brothers. At every major change-point in the history of the Burritos, someone from the business side of the music world (record labels and booking agents) offered a new opportunity for a group called The Burrito Brothers. They needed the best version that they could conjure back together at each rebuilding stage.
Today’s Burrito Brothers are long-term “Cosmic American Music” veterans who’ve all climbed the branches of that giant oak tree 1st planted in 1968. They are carrying on the rich tradition of classic late-1960s and early ’70s Country-Rock/Americana music. It’s a mix of Rock & Roll, C&W and R&B. These guys deliver, having played with legends including Bobby Bare, Steve Young, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Billy Joe Shaver, Tony Joe White, Charlie Louvin, Dr, Hook, and so many others. And, of course, they’ve all done their various stints with the earlier incarnations: The Flying Burrito Brothers, The International Submarine Band, The Burritos, The Grampyres, The Howling Coyotes, Burrito DeLuxe, Mr. Hyde and The Gram Band.