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) , Kevin Skrla (Upright Bass) Kevin “Snit” Fitzpatrick ( Drums), and Clint Boyd (Saxophone). 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 "Roots, Rock, and Romance" was released with rave reviews. Including Vintage Guitar Magazine, and a "Best of the Rest" pick by the Austin Chronicle.
The Band is currently touring behind their vintage inspired vinyl-only release “Trail Dust” , which features a more sax-heavy 5o’s vibe, along with the familiar Octanes twangy guitar sound.
The Octanes have shared shows with the likes of: Wanda Jackson, Southern Culture On The Skids, Reverend Horton Heat , Lee Rocker , 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. Kevin Skrla is a multi talented musician playing Upright Bass and phenomenal steel guitar, Kevin blends superb musicianship with a high energy stage presence. Kevin “Snit” Fitzpatrick is considered roots rock royalty, breaking alt-country ground with “The Hollisters” , and many heavy hitters of rock and roll. He brings a steady rockin' beat to the band, always lookin' sharp with no a holds barred energy behind the kit! -