On The Horton Rooftop
Saturday, September 10
Larry Burnett was driving a cab in Alexandria, Virginia, occasionally performing at the city’s legendary Cellar Door nightclub. It was there that Burnett first met Firefall founder Rick Roberts. In August 1974, Roberts asked Burnett to join the band and sent Burnett a one-way plane ticket to Boulder, Colorado. The band, including Burnett, Roberts, Mark Andes, Michael Clarke, and Jock Bartley, developed a pop-rock-midwest country sound in the tradition of Crosby, Stills and Nash, the Byrds and the Eagles.
Since 2010, Don Chapman has been the ever present duo partner of Firefall’s Larry Burnett. The two have been performing songs off their CD, Guitars and Vocals, as well as some of the fabulous catalog of Fireball hits.
Inspired by musical artists such as Jackson Browne, Dan Fogelberg and Stephen Stills, Tom Hampton learned guitar and explored songwriting…noting that “it’s prohibitively difficult to write a song on the drums.” Already an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, he found himself suddenly in demand for sideman and session work with other artists who were once his contemporaries as a songwriter within the local musical community. Tom was recruited to fill in on guitar for a series of live shows with Poco and the success of those shows culminated in an offer to become a permanent member of the band shortly thereafter.