The Road Crew opened for The Grass Roots at the International Route 66 Festival in Joplin, MO on August 3rd, 2013. When we kicked off our set there was about 5,000 people present! By the time we concluded, the organizers estimated a crowd of 15,000! Our largest audience to date. What a thrill it was to have been chosen as the opening act for the Roots. We're still coming back down to earth after having played this event! We played in Galena, KS the evening before to about 500. That was a blast for us as well as we were playing for true roadies! We concluded our tri-state tour on Sunday afternoon with a smaller more intimate concert at Laurel Kane's Afton Station in Afton, OK. We are so blessed to a part of the Route 66 family! Thanks to the City of Joplin for making all of this happen! Thank you everyone!
The Road Crew - America's Route 66 Band! Having been selected as the opening act for the International Route 66 Festival in Joplin, MO 2013 is a big deal to us! To be a part of America's past, celebrating The Mother Road the best way we know how, is a sincere blessing.
We look forward to playing our tri-state tour August 2nd, 3rd and 4th. You'll find us in Galena, KS on Firday evening from 6 to 8:30pm. On the Joplin main street stage Saturday 7 to 9:30pm and we'll wind up with a special concert at Afton Station in Afton, OK Sunday afternoon at 1pm! If you ask us, it just doesn't get any better than this!
The Road Crew is America's Route 66 Band! This was determined by the first time ever Bobby Troup award presented to the band by the International Route 66 Association in Amarillo, TX 2011. The Road Crew was claimed the musical ambassadors to The Mother Road! We thank all our roadie friends, associations and the peole who help keep the road alive every day of each year for your support and encouragement. We can't wait to play our new song for you! "Boppin' in Joplin!"
The Road Crew are active members of the Missouri Route 66 Association. We're looking forward to exploring some out of the way alignments during this trip.
Come see us in Joplin! - http://route66internationalfestival.com/
Springfield Missouri...what can we say? Great place, great people, great history! We had a blast headlining in this historic town square. We played our Songs From The Mother Road on The Mother Road itself, and what a privilege it was! The Road Crew 'America's Route 66 Band' thanks Springfield for a great experience!
The Road Crew is headed for Cuba, MO, October 20th, 2012. Anytime in Missouri is time well spent. Any time on Route 66 is time well spent
The Road Crew received the Bobby Troup Recognition of Artistic Achievement Award from the International Route 66 Association in June 2011 in Amarillo Texas. We can’t tell you how much this special award at that special moment meant to us. What an honor it was to be recognized by our Route 66 family as the official musical ambassadors to The Mother Road!
We love to promote America’s Main Street every chance we get! The band started gaining recognition for our efforts to promote Route 66 in 2003. Our CD “Songs From The Mother Road” tells the stories of The Mother Road and is available on CDbaby.com, iTunes, through Route 66 Magazine and on CD in the gift shops and museums all across Route 66. The romance for 66 was passed along from me to the rest of the band. And now, we are all true roadies in every since of the word.
My passion for Route 66 began when I was just a kid. In 1955 dad drove us across 66 from St. Louis to LA to attend the grand opening of Disneyland. That’s my earliest recollection of 66 and I have tell you the adventure of The Mother Road was every bit as exhilarating as that day at the (supposedly) happiest place on earth! I was as thrilled with The Meramec Caverns, The Buffalo Ranch, Frontier City and The Jack Rabbit Trading Post as any of those glitzy California attractions.
Living along Route 66 in Missouri and later in California, there wasn’t a day gone by that it was not seen or at least talked about. I learned to drive on 66! My buddies and I rode our motorcycles on 66! The Foothill Drive-In in Azusa was a weekend hangout and later a great place for dates!
Yes sir, Route 66 is a part of me, my very soul, and now my band, who dedicates a lot of its time to getting the message out to other generations to discover and hold on to this precious commodity. Preserve it…treasure it. Travel The Mother Road! Experience her heyday through the restored diners, drive-ins, gas stations, tourist courts and museums. Hold on to her past, learn from her and you just may see a better America in your future!
The Road Crew will be headlining the ‘Birthplace of Route 66 Festival’ in Springfield Missouri, August 11th, 2012. Then look for the band at CubaFest in Cuba Missouri on October 20th, 2012. Come meet The Road Crew and feel the heartbeat of Route 66 through our “Songs From The Mother Road” and our Rockabilly Beat!