This is a complete Burrito family tree, with all line-ups!

Looking for more fun in their music, Barry Tashian and Billy Briggs from "The Remains", joined with Ian Dunlop and Mickey Gauvin from "The International Submarine Band", to form a loose aggregation of musicians named by Ian Dunlop


Many other musicians sat in with the band including Bobby Keyes, Jimmy Markham, Jesse Ed Davis, Jimmy Karstein, Leon Russell and even Gram Parsons.
Demos were recorded with Leon Russell at his studio just for fun.
Mid 1968 the first incarnation of the Burritos decided to return to the east coast and based themselves in the New York area.

Gram Parsons remained with "The Byrds" until July 1968.
After the South Africa tour with "The Byrds", Chris Hillman also decided the time was right to leave the band and immediately hooked up again with Gram and started a productive song-writing period in a rented house which they called "Burrito Manor".
Sneaky Pete Kleinow started as a stop motion animator 1963. Same year he started in a band. He played with Dewey Martin in the "Sir Raleigh & The Coupons".
Chris Ethridge began playing in the south before moving to California 1964.

The band set about recording their first record with Eddie Hoh on drums, who only played on a few songs before quitting with his record company advance, session drummers Sam Goldstein & Popeye Phillips played on few tracks before Jon Corneal took over the drum stool to complete the recordings.

Jon Corneal recorded with Gram Parsons the "International Submarine Band" album "Save At Home" in December 1967. Jon also recorded with Gram 1963. Jon Corneal was a member of "The Legends" with Gram.

September/October 1968 the album "GILDED PALACE OF SIN" was recorded.

Jon Corneal left December 1968. In March 1969 he joined "Dillard & Clark" with Gene Clark, Doug Dillard, Bernie Leadon (future Burrito), David Jackson and Don Beck (future Burrito).

Michael Clarke left "The Byrds" in November 1967 and became the new drummer.

Recording "THE TRAIN SONG with Clarence White & Leon Russell. Released as a single!

Spring/Summer 1969 the Burritos were desperately trying to get Clarence White to join the band. But they only got Clarence to sit in with the band, like at "The Palomino" or at the "Thee Experience"!

Chris Ethridge wanted to stay more with his family and do more session work. He recorded "L.A. Getaway" with Joel Scott Hill (a future Burrito) and Johnny Barbata. Chris was again a Burrito in the 70's and 90's.

Bernie Leadon joined the Burritos September 1969. He played with Hillman 1963 in the "Scottsville Squirrel Barkers", 1967-68 with Larry Murray & David Jackson in "Hearts & Flowers", 1968-69 with "Dillard & Clark", and was in Linda Ronstadt's "Corvettes" when he joined the Burritos!

Jim Dickson was signed to produce the next Burrito album. First the band recorded some demos (country standards), released later on the album "HONKY TONK HEAVEN". Herb Pedersen did later some overdubbs (acoustic guitar and background vocals)!

Jan./Feb. 1970 the album "BURRITO DELUXE" was recorded with guests Byron Berline (a future Burrito) and Leon Russell.

Gram Parsons got more heavily involved into drugs and after recovering from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident he returned to the band with a very unprofessional and undisciplined attitude, started missing rehearsals and shows.
Gram was fired end of June 1970. Gram started a solo career!

The band continued promotion of "Burrito DeLuxe" as a four piece band!
At some stage it looked a possibility that another ex-Byrd Gene Clark might replace Gram Parsons. During the summer of 1970 Gene Clark sat in with the Burritos.The Burritos recorded a version of Gene's song "TRIED SO HARD" with Gene possibly on background vocals and released it as a single. Earlier (late 60's) Gene recorded "She Darked The Sun" with the Burritos as musicians. And later, when the Burritos recorded their "Blue Album", Gene recorded the song "Here Tonight" with the Burritos!

September 1970, the young singer-songwriter Rick Roberts became the new member. He was recommended by Paul Rothschild, producer of "The Doors".

Over the winter 1970/71 Jim Dickson produced the next Burrito album "THE FLYING BURRITO BROS.". Several outtakes from these sessions saw the light of day later on various compilations.

But before the new album was released the band started going through a period of changes, Sneaky Pete Kleinow decided that returning to being a session musician in L.A. was far more lucrative so he left the Burritos for a short time.

Al Perkins came in on steel guitar. He played with Richard Bowden, (playing with the "Burrito Brothers" 1981 and in Roger McGuinn's band), Michael Bowden (Richard & Michael Bowden played 1973/74 with Sneaky Pete & Gib Guilbeau in a band named "Cold Steel"), Don Henley (later he formed "The Eagles") and Jim Ed Norman (later a famous producer) in group "Shiloh". "Shiloh" recorded an album produced by Kenny Rogers.

Bernie Leadon was not satifsfied with the band situation. In June 1971 he informed the band that he wants to quit. So in August 1971 Bernie left to become part of Linda Ronstadt's band, joining Glenn Frey, Don Henley & Randy Meisner, who all left Linda to form "The Eagles".

But before Bernie Leadon left, he played a few shows with new Burrito member Kenny Wertz.

Kenny Wertz played with Chris Hillman in the "Scottsville Squirrel Barkers" in the early 60's and was in the new group "Country Gazette" with Byron Berline, Roger Bush & Herb Pedersen.
Herb Pedersen did the guitar and background vocal overdubbs on the Jim Dickson produced Burrito demos from late 1969 released on the "Honky Tonk Heaven" album.

At a show in August 1971 future Burrito Robb Strandlund performed one song with the Burritos.

After a few shows Bernie Leadon formed with Glenn Frey (he was in a band with J.D. Souther called "Longbranch Pennywhistle" - future Burrito John Beland sat in with the band on guitar a few times), Don Henley & Randy Meisner - "The Eagles"!

Chris Hillman recogniced that he got a Bluegrass band within the Burritos, he asked Byron Berline (from "Country Gazette") to join on fiddle.

During the Bluegrass part of the show Chris Hillman played the mandolin and Roger Bush from "Country Gazette" was added to play the bass.

Jim Dickson recorded a few shows from a tour in September/October 1971. A live album was released with the title "THE LAST OF THE RED HOT BURRITOS".

Mid October 1971, between a Burrito tour where they recorded the "live" album, Stephen Stills invited Hillman, Roberts, Perkins, Berline & Bush to Miami to cut some tracks with him. Further sessions a week later and Stephen Stills offered Hillman, Perkins & Berline to join "Manassas". Hillman & Perkins accepted!

The Burritos still had commitments to fulfill. At this time Rick Roberts and Kenny Wertz saw Emmylou Harris at club "Clyde's". They told Hillman, Hillman told Gram and the rest is history.

At a show in North Carolina the Burritos were joined by their former lead singer Gram Parsons. Parsons joined the band once again for a gig in Maryland.This was Chris Hillman's final gig as a Burrito.

Chris Hillman and Al Perkins left in late 1971 to start recording with Manassas in Florida in early 1972. Rick Roberts although not a member of Manassas also participated in the recording sessions but was not credited on the band's initial album release.
Michael Clarke also left at this time and moved to Hawaii to paint.

The Burritos still had commitments to fulfill, especially a tour of Holland and Scandinavia. The new members were Don Beck on steel and mandolin, (he was in the original "Dillard & Clark"), Alan Munde, (he had just quit with Jimmy Martin and soon bacame a member of "Country Gazette") and Erik Dalton on drums.

A live album was released from that tour with the title "LIVE IN AMSTERDAM".

Back in the U.S.A. the band played a few shows as "The Hot Burrito Revue".

Again, following an offer for one "final" Holland tour, Rick Roberts resurrected the band using the same musicians as 1972, except that Sneaky Pete Kleinow returned on steel guitar, replacing Don Beck.

The tour over, individual projects and careers were resumed.

Byron Berline, Kenny Wertz, Roger Bush & Alan Munde recorded their first "Country Gazette" album "A Traitor In Our Midst" 1972 and their second album 1973 "Don't Give Up Your Day Job" with guests Clarence White, Al Perkins and Herb Pedersen.

Rick Roberts and Michael Clarke formed with Jock Bartley, (playing in Gram Parsons' "Fallen Angels" band), Mark Andes & Larry Burnett - "Firefall".

With the popularity of the Burritos in Holland, the release of several album of old recordings, they did prompt a resurgence of interest in the Burritos, that the band's former manager, Eddie Tickner, set about reforming the band following offerst of work for the "Flying Burrito Brothers.

Sneaky Pete Kleinow (from the last line-up, and "Cold Steel" later "Lone Star" with Gib Guilbeau, future Burrito Richard Bowden, Michael Bowden, David Lovelace & Greg Attaway),
Gib Guilbeau (from "The Reasons aka Nashville West" with Clarence White, Gene Parsons & Wayne Moore, and later with "Swampwater" with future Burritos John Beland, Thad Maxwell & Stan Pratt, and later in Linda Ronstadt's band),
Gene Parsons (from "The Byrds" with Clarence White, Roger McGuinn & future Burrito Skip Battin, and "The Docker Hill Boys" with Chris Ethridge, Joel Scott Hill),
Chris Ethridge (from "Jerome" with Joel Scott Hill & Johnny Barbata recording the album "L.A. Getaway" with guests Clarence White & Leon Russell),
Joel Scott Hill (from "The Docker Hill Boys" with Gene Parsons & Chris Ethridge and later in "Canned Heat"),

IN September 1974 the "new" Burritos started to tour and they started to record demos which lead to a recording contract with "Columbia Records". The band was placed in the hands of Nashville producer Norbert Putnam and in the early summer of 1975 the album "FLYING AGAIN" was recorded and released in October.

In February 1976 Chris Ethridge left the band for the second time (again a Burrito in the 90s) to return to session work.

Skip Battin joined the Burritos after a couple of years playing with "The New Riders Of The Purple Sage" with John Dawson, David Nelson, Buddy Cage & Spencer Dryden. (In April 1978 the Burritos were part of the "New Riders"). Skip renewed his rhythm section partnership from the Byrds with Gene Parsons.

The album "AIRBORNE" was recorded at "Crystal Studios" for "Columbia Records". Stevie Wonder wrote a song for the group and played piano on that song.

Unfortunately whilst touring in the summer of 1976 Gene Parsons broke his wrist. Gary Wattman substituted for Gene on drums. (Gary appears on a couple of Hoyt Axton albums around the same time.)

Next Burrito drummer was Ed Ponder. He played drums for Don Everly 1975.

It was this line-up that toured Europe in Autumn 1976.
In November 1976 Gene Parsons rejoined the group, but Ed Ponder remained on drums!
They toured as a six piece unit foe a few weeks.

In December 1976 wholesale changes started! First Gene Parsons left and shortly after him Ed Ponder.

L.A. ession musician >B>Mickey McGee was the new drummer. He played with "Goose Creek Symphony", Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne and Juice Newton before he joined the Burritos.

Joel Scott Hill left the Burritos.

Bobby Cochran, (Eddie Cochrang's nephew) became the new guitarist and singer. He played from 1972 - 1976 with "Steppenwolf".

Skip Battin left the Burritos but came back later.

A replacement for Skip was quickly found with Gib's old collegue from "Swampwater", Thad Maxwell.

A record deal with "Mercury Records" was signed and with Felix Pappalardi the band produced an album. The album was not credited to the Burritos it was released under a new name "SIERRA".
Although from March to December most live shows were billed as "The Flying Burrito Brothers".

After re-establishing the "Flying Burrito Brothers" name, Gib & Sneaky invited Skip to rejoin the group. Along with new member Robb Strandlund on guitar and vocals they went back on the road. Robb has made a nice solo album 1976, but he's best known for his song "Already Gone" recorded with great success by "The Eagles". Before Robb joined the Burritos he was a member of the "Rank Strangers" with Chris Darrown, Max Budha, Cindy Edwards & Pope Ferman.

Bob Warford occasionally sat in with the Burritos! He played with Clarence White in "The Kentucky Colonels" on banjo 1966/67, and string bender guitar for Linda Ronstadt, the Everly Brothers ... !

What happened next is probably the most bizarre episode in the history of the Burritos. Mickey McGee and Robb Strandlund left. The "New Riders Of The Purple Sage" were also having personal problems and so they united and played together as "The New Riders Of The Purple Sage" ... for one month!

After the adventure with the "New Riders" Gib & Sneaky were back as the Burritos.
Greg Harris was the new member. (Mickey McGee arranged an audition for Greg!) Greg placed and recorded with Chick Rains. The album "Rains & Harris" was recorded with ex-Burrito Al Perkins and Michael Bowden.
Ed Ponder came back on drums.

This line-up released a live album "LIVE IN TOKYO", and also with the title "CLOSE ENCOUNTERS TO THE WEST COAST" from a tour in Japan. The single "White Line Fever" gave the band it's first chart entry!

In May 1978 Sneaky Pete recorded two songs for the album "PACIFIC STEEL" with his Burrito colleagues Skip Battin, Ed Ponder & Greg Harris, produced by ex-Burrito Al Perkins.

On return from Japan Gene Parsons enters again, replacing Ed Ponder.

Several demos were recorded at "Conway Studios".

Gene Parsons leaves the band for the final time.

Mickey McGee returned for a few weeks on drums.

Ed Ponder returned on drums.

The Burritos did again some demos for "Elektra Records".
Mickey McGee came back on drums and the endless touring continued.

Lat 1978 Sneaky Pete recorded a solo album with past and present members of the Burritos: Greg Harris, Gib Guilbeau, Skip Battin, Ed Ponder, Gene Parsons, Mickey McGee, Bobby Cochran & Charlie Harwood. Title of the album is "SNEAKY PETE".

In addition to his musical career Sneaky Pete was becoming more involved in the film industry working as an animator and the band actually played a number of shows during July/August 1979 as a four piece band.

Neil Good took over temporarily on steel until Sneaky returned.

Sneaky Pete was back on steel guitar.

In December 1979 Greg Harris left the Burritos.

The seeds for the next era of the band started during 1979 whilst Gib Guilbeau was still touring with the Burritos .... .

Gib Guilbeau had signed a songwriting deal with "Criterion Music" and around the same time his old friend from "Swampwater" days, John Beland signed a similar contract. The two immediately hooked up in a very prolific songwriting partnership. They had acces to the company studios, so they could demo the songs they had written. With Thad Maxwell including Mickey McGee and Sneaky Pete these demo sessions endet in a "Swampwater" reunion album.

John Beland, who was currently leading Rick Nelsons' "Stone Canyon Band" was the new guitarist and droping "Flying from their name they were THE BURRITO BROTHERS!

Even after the aborted "Swampwater" sessions Gib & John continued recording along with Gib's colleagues in the Burritos, Sneaky Pete, Skip Battin & Mickey McGee. These songs were released on the album "HOLLYWOOD NIGHTS 1979-82" with guests Charlie Harwood, Steve Duncan ... .

For a tour in Italy John Mauceri played the drums.

Mickey McGee was back on drums.

Martyn Smith taking over as the band's manager, heralds the start of a completely new direction. Marty Smith secures a major record deal with "Curb Records" who were affiliated with "Columbia".

Late 1980, with producer Michael Lloyd (Dirty Dancing), the Burritos started to record the album "HEARTS ON THE LINE.
As the sessions progressed Skip Battin left the band.

Preparing to tour in support of the new album Gib, John & Sneaky were searching for a touring band.
Charlie Harwood became the new bass player and Mark Vidito came in on keyboards.

The most commercially successful period in the Burrito history began!

Mickey McGee moved back to Phoenix, Arizona!

The new drummer was Ted Zambetti.

Sneaky Pete leaves for a film project also Charlie Harwood.

Skip Edwards replaced Sneaky Pete on steel. He also played piano and can be heard on albums from Chris Hillman, "Firefall", Gene Clark ... .
Richard Bowden came in on bass. He played in a band "Cold Steel" with Sneaky Pete & Gib Guilbeau but also in "Shiloh" with Al Perkins and Don Henley.

A second album was recorded at the end of 1981. Sneaky Pete was just a guest musician and all the other musicians were studio musicians. Title of the album was "SUNSET SUNDOWN",.

At the end of 1981 Gib Guilbeau & John Beland notified the rest of the band that they had made the decision to relocate to Nashville and move forward as a du with Nashville based support band.

February 1982, after their move to Nashville, Gib & John were rehearsing a new band and coordinating their extending concert and showcase tour.

"The Burrito Brothers", at least since moving to Nashville a duo (Gib Guilbeau & John Beland), recorded an album produced by Randy Scruggs & John Thompson with the title "OUR ROOTS ARE COUNTRY MUSIC" - still unreleased!

Tom Weaver came in on piano and Larry Gadler on bass. He appeared with Gib & John at the "Grand Ol' Opry" and was again a member of the "Flying Burrito Brothers" in the 90's.

Touring Australia, New Zealand, Germandy ... performing various shows like "Hee Haw", recording two singles for "MCA-Records", "ALMOST SATURDAY NIGHT / JUKEBOX KIND OF NIGHT" and "MY KIND OF LADY / DREAM CHASER", recording two songs with Earl Scruggs for his album "TOP OF THE WORLD", recording an album for Leon Russell's "Paradise Records" with the title "DOUBLE BARREL" (released many years later).

February 1984 Gib's son Ronnie Guilbeau became a member of "The Burrito Brothers". A touring band was put together to promote the newly recorded "Double Barrel" album.
Rick Lonow on drums. He became a member of the "Flying Burrito Brotehrs" later, too.

"The Burrito Brotehrs" gave their farewell performance at "Music City Tonight" show with Ralph Emery 1984.

While Gib Guilbeau & John Beland toured and recorded as "The Burrito Brothers" the members from the late 70's recorded solo, toured in various bands and formations.
Sneaky was in a band called "The Cheatin' Hearts" with future "Desert Rose Band" members John Jorgenson & Bill Bryson.
Gene Parsons, Skip Battin, Sneaky Pete & Ed Ponder started playing together. The line-up was quite flexible with Greg Harris or Jim Goodall joining on occasions. In 1984 they toured Europe using the name "The Peace Seekers". After that tour Gene Parsons left.

Sneaky Pete heard that Gib & John call it a day with "The Burrito Brothers". The remaining members of "The Peace Seekers" now started appearing as &qout;The Flying Burrito Brothers"!

The band toured Europe and USA and a few live albums were released. "CABIN FEVER", "LIVE FROM EUROPE", "LIVE FROM AMSTERDAM", "FLYING BURRITO BROS. LIVE".

Early 1985 Gene Clark toured as "20th Anniversary Tribute To The Byrds" with Rick Roberts, Michael Clarke and John York. The Burritos opened most shows and they joined the show on stag.

Skip Battin left the Burritos.

David Vaught replaced Skip on bass.

But after a short time the band called it a day and the band just go into limbo without actually breaking up.

With little activity on the West Coast Gib & John decided the time is right recording a"Burrito Brothers farewell album" with top local sesson musicians.
Wayne Bridge on steel became a member of the Burritos 1996! 28 songs were recorded and released as "BACK TO THE SWEETHEARTS OF THE RODEO".

September 1986 "The Burrito Brothers" (Gib & John) performed at the first "Gram Parsons Tribute" in Nashville. In the band Argyl Bell and Chris P James & Fred James - 25 yeras later the new "Burrito Brothers"!

"The Flying Burrito Brothers" album "SOUTHERN TRACKS" released 1990, contained solo tracks. None of the tracks includes all three , Gib, John or Sneaky! Gib recorded with his son Ronnie, Ray Tapia & Sneaky and John Beland with Larry Patton ... all later Burrito members. This was no group project of the Burritos! The songs were recorded from late 1986 and 1987.

Sneaky Pete is back on steel.

"The Flying Burrito Brothers" recorded song in Memphis wiht local musicians. The "MEMPHIS SESSIONS" are still unreleased.

"The Flying Burrito Brothers" performed at the "Beale Stree Music Festival" with Chad Cromwell on drums. (Neil Young's drummer at the time).
Ronnie Guilbeau's group "Guilbeaux" with Ray Tapia, Rick Lonow (playing with "The Burrito Brothers" 1984 and drummer for the "Bellamy Brothers") and Billy Crain became a production deal.
Ronnie, Rick & Billy wrote the "Poco" hit "Call It Love".

In January 1989, Gib, John & Sneaky with Jim Goodall (from the Greg Harris Burritos 85/86) and Thad Maxwell (from the "Sierra" Burritos 1977) rejoined for a short tour in California and Las Vegas.

A few shows were played in Florida in October 1989 but with Gene O'Neill on steel and Larry Patton on bass and Rick Lonow on drums. Larry Patton played with Bobby Bare, as John Beland did.

Sneaky Pete was back on steel.

The Burritos did a tour in France and Spain. Some shows were recorded for a live album with the title "ENCORE - LIVE IN EUROPE".

More changes to the band took place later in 1990.
Chris Ethridge rejoined on bass and ex-Poco drummer George Grantham came in. Brian Cadd from Australia, who had an extensive recording career, joined on keyboards, singer and Songwriter. (Sneaky Pete played on some of his records in the 70's.) A number of demos were recorded, even with George Grantham on lead vocals, but George left soon for another "Poco" reunion.

Ronnie Tutt from Elvis Presely's band "TCB" ( Ronnie Tutt, James Burton, John Wilkinson, Jerry Scheff & Larry Muhoberac, later Glen D. Hardin on piano.), joined for a new album on drums.

During the summer of 1993 a new album was recorded, "EYE OF A HURRICANE"!

In early summer 1994 a hurriedly assembled and short lived line-up comprimising Sneaky Pete, Gerg Harris, Jim Goodall & David Vaught (playing as the Flying Burrito Brothers late 1986) played a few gigs around California.

Again changes. Larry Gadler came in on bass (he played with "The Burrito Brothers" 1982) and Gary Kubal (from Bobby Bare's band) on drums.

Spring/summer 1994 the "Eye Of A Hurricane" line-up toured Europe!

Gib & Sneaky teamed up with singer-songwriter Phil Lee on vocals. Also in this line-up ex-Burritos Bobby Cochran, Charlie Harwiid (playing with "The Burrito Brothers" 1981) and Charlie Hargrove & Lou Yurosevic.
There were also plans to include Skip Battin but this didn't happen.

Some demos were recorded, but are still unreleased.

Another short tour of Europe took place in June/July 1995.

In February 1996 the Burrito were booked for a tour in Spain. Chris Ethrdige was supposed to go on this tour but before leaving he was not able to go. Ronnie Guilbeau (a member of the Burritos earlier) went with the Burritos and played the bass.
Wayne Bridge was on steel, (he played with the "Burrito Brotehrs" on the "Back To The Sweethearts Of The Rodeo" album.

After that tour Brian Cadd mooved back to Australia.

The album "CALIFORNIA JUKEBOX" was recorded with many guests like ex-Burrito Al Perkins, Buck Owens, Waylon Jennings, Charlie Louving, Jo-El Sonnier, Sonny Landreth ... !

Sneaky Pete & Gib Guilbeau leave the band, both for medical reasons!

Earl P. Ball joined on keyboards. He played with "The Byrds" on the "Sweethearts Of The Rodeo" album.

The Burritos tour Norway.

Chris Golden, (son of William Lee Golden from "The Oak Ridge Boys") joined on piano.

The last album under the name "The Flying Burrito Brothers" was recorded, "SONS OF THE GOLDEN WEST" with Earl P. Ball (he also played live with the Burritos), Merle Haggard, Alison Krauss, Ricky Skaggs, Sam Bush, Delbert McClinton, The Oak Ridge Boys ... .

The Burritos did a six week Australia & Hawaii tour.

The name THE FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS came to an end!

But that's not quite the end of the story because as we have already seen nothing is ever simple with the Burrito story.

Carlton Moody, (two-time Grammy nominated musician),
Tommy Spurlock, (multi-instrumentalist, engineer, producer ... playing steel on the "Country Gazette" album "All This And Money, Too!", and
Sneaky Pete Kleinow & Rick Lonow from former Burrito line-ups, formed a new band.
They were not allowed to use "The Flying Burrito Brothers", that's why they called themselves "Burrito Deluxe"!

The album "GEORGIA PEACH" was recorded, dedicated to "The Flying Burrito Brothers" and Gram Parsons. Guests include ex-long-time-Burrito Gib Guilbeau & ex-Burrito David Vaught!

Tommy Spurlock & Willie Watson left the band.

New on guitar was ex-Burrito Bobby Cochran, on keyboards Garth Hudson (he had played on one of the album tracks and was a member of "The Band") and on bass David Rowe.

Following the album release the band played several shows to promote the album.

David Rowe left the band.

Jeff "Stick" Davis (ex-"Amazing Rhythm Aces") is the new bassist.

Bobby Cochran left 2003 to resume a solo career.

The album "THE WHOLE ENCHILADA" was recorded.

In spring 2005 Garth Hudson left "Burrito Deluxe".

Richard Bell was the new keyboard player.

Sneaky Pete retires from music and Rick Lonow left the band, but both are listed as "guests" on the next album.

New members are Walter Egan, best known for his gold status single "Magnet & Steel", and writing "Hearts On Fire" which was recorded by Gram Parsons.
New on drums was Brian Owings.

A new album "DISCIPLES OF THE TRUTH" was recorded with Sneaky Pete & Rick Lonow as guests. Also ex-Burrito Al Perkins played as a guest.

Again changes on bass and keyboards.

New on bass Michael Supe Granda, he is co-founder of "The Ozark Mountain Daredevils" and
Marty Grebb on keyboards, who toured with Leon Russell, Bonnie Raitt and played on albums of Roger McGuinn, Leon Russell ... .

Sneaky Pete Kleinow passed away on January 6th 2007 from Alzheimer disease at the age of 72! The Kleinow family and "Gramfest" curator, Jon McKinney, organized a public memorial service/musical tribute for Sneaky on January 27th in Joshua Tree, CA.

Back on drums Rick Lonow. Spring/summer 2009 the band recorded a mini CD with special guest ex-Burrito Al Perkins. This CD was only sold on a European tour. The mini CD simply titled "BURRITO DELUXE".

2010 "Burrito Deluxe" folded up shop!

Chris P James, who played behind "The Burrito Brothers" (Gib Guilbeau & John Beland) 1986 at the first "Gram Parsons Tribute" in Nashville with his brother Fred James, secured a record deal and was asked to rebuild the Burritos.
Chris P James also leads a loose aggregation called "The Gram Band". Musicians include Bob Hatter, Billy Block, Mike Webb, Peter Young, Sherrie Kay, ex-Burrito Al Perkins, Tony Paoletta, Gib's son Ronnie Guilbeau, Rick Schell ... . An album was recorded with Chris P James, ORIGINAL FLYING BURRITO BROTHER from the first incarnation 1967 Barry Tashian, Roland White, Al Perkins, Walter Egan ... ! This album is still unreleased.

Around 2000 John Beland hat the legal rights to the name "The Flying Burrito Brothers", 2012 Chris Hillman acquired the rights to the name, and Chris P James tried to get the rights of "The Burrito Brothers" without "Flying". So in the meantime they were just "The Burritos".

This line-up recorded a few demos, but soon Sup Granda left.

Michael Curtis (was in "Crazy Horse", in Gene Clarke's "Firebyrds" 1988 and wrote "Southern Cross" for "Crosby, Stills & Nash" came in on bass.

After a few weeks in the group Michael Curtis left.

Fred James joined the Burritos. He's Chris' brother.

The band recorded the album "SOUND AS EVER". They also record "Hearts On Fire", written by Walter Egan, which was recorded by Gram Parsons.

Chris P James acquired trademark rights to the name "THE BURRITO BROTHERS" 2012!

Rusty Russell joined on bass.

The band played gigs in the US, including the "Billy Block Show", The "Waycross Annual Guitar Pull" and the Nashville "Tribute to Gram Parsons".

Walter Egan left the band, Fred James moved from the pedal steel to guitar & vocals.

Tony Paoletta came in on steel.

Ronnie Guilbeau occasionally joined a Burrito gig.

Rick Lonow left the band to join "Poco", also Rusty Russell left.

September 2014 Gib Guilbeau celebrated his 77th birthday with his friends & family. He shared the stage with son Ronnie Guilbeau, Ray Tapia, Darrell Cotton, Carmine Sardo, Troy Hope, Kelly Moore on steel ... .
Gib Guilbeau passed away April 12th 2016.

Session drummer Peter Young came in on drums and Jody Maphis on bass. Jody was a member of the "Earl Scruggs Revue" in the 70's on drums. His father Joe Maphis wrote "Dim Lights, Thick Smoke ...", a song the Burritos recorded an dplayed live in many line-ups.

Fred James, Jody Maphis & Peter Young left the band.

New members John Sturdivant, Jr., his grandmother was Kitty Wells.
Larry Mars on bass, (he played with everyone and was in Marty Stuart's band),
Bob Hatter on guitar, (he played with Chris P James and Boomer Castleman in "Mr. Hyde".)

The new album "STILL GOING STRONG" was recorded.

Larry Mars and John Sturdivant, Jr. left the band.

Peter Young is back on drums.

"The Burrito Brothers" recorded an album "THE NOTORIOUS BURRITO BROTHERS" released world wide 2020!
Ronnie Guilbeau a guest sometimes live and a guest on this album.

FROM 1967 to 2020 ...

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