Rode hard and put up wet.
Gear Bustin' Sort of a Feller
Peak position #67
Let's Sleep Another One Off
Peak in sub-genre #29
Peak in sub-genre #45
Peak in sub-genre #32
Their sound is the beat of eighteen wheels on the open road, hot as a cup of diner coffee, and as wide as the horizon outside your windshield. As colorful and diverse as 98 miles of roadside billboards, Breaker 19 has shared stages with Dwight Yoakam, the Gourds, Southern Culture on the Skids and many others. Their legendary live shows attract fans as numerous as mile markers in the rearview.
The Breaker boys' convoy hit the road back in 1999 when singer-guitarist Jimmy Mac approached guitarist Johnny International with a plan envisioned on the back of a paper placemat from a roadside diner. Jimmy wanted to spread the word about the lifestyle of the American trucker, and believed Breaker 19 was the way to deliver the load. Johnny signed on, and the two have been joined over the years by a group of similar-minded folk found in truck stops from Coast to Coast. Drummer, Texas Shade, hails from the barren planes of the Lone Star State. Be sure not to cross bassist, Mason Dixon, he is a true son of the South. Rounding out this crew is banjo virtuoso, Snake Oil, who's pickin' and grinnin' help to hide his painful and mysterious past.
Keep It On the Road isn't just the credo of the trucker, it's also the title of the debut CD from Breaker 19. From the life lessons of "Rubberneckin" to the lament and loss throughout "The Road Has Made a Bachelor Out of Me", the songs express the trying separation and relationship torment of a life on the endless black ribbon. But it ain't all tears in the beer for Breaker 19 - they also get out the big rig boogie with "Women Drivers" and their cover of the Nelly rap classic "Hot In Herre". Recorded in Santa Fe, New Mexico at the legendary Stepbridge Studios, Keep It On the Road contains ten blacktop anthems destined to help keep the pedal to the metal on any overnight turnaround.
We play many a live shows here in the Southwest.