About Us

Barrelhouse sets the musical scene and vibe during their shows with edgy and upbeat versions of classic and new Blues songs that connect with the crowd and gets people on their feet.  Barrelhouses' sound is founded on its driving rhythms, unique song interpretations, and characteristic enthusiasm for each gig.
The music, popularly known as “Hooligan Blues”, is purposefully selected and arranged to engage the crowd, encourage folks to get their dancing shoes on, and create a connection between the band and the audience.   Every Barrelhouse gig is meant to be a shared experience for the band and their fans…and to enlist new “Hooligans and Hooliganettes”!

If you're looking to have a carefree night with your favorite Blues music at some great venues, then come out and spend an evening with The Hooligans and our friends.  We promise that you’ll have a great time and we’ll make the night special for you and your friends.

Barrelhouse books gigs throughout Delaware, Northern Maryland, Southeast PA, the Eastern Shore, and all of the Eastern beach areas.  You’ll also find us at the occasional Blues Festival, so check the line-ups and if we’re not there, CALL THE PROMOTER to get us on the bill!  You’ll be glad that you did!
We are also honored to be requested for worthy non-profit benefits, contact us for available dates and Sign Us Up!

Barrelhouse plays a mix of unique covers of Muddy Waters, SRV, Albert Castiglia, Jimmy Thackery, Tab Benoit, ZZ Top, Cream, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Hendrix, Gary Moore, Walter Trout, Albert Cummings, Jeff Healey, and many other favorites.

Barrelhouse is "Choo Choo" Charlie Rickner (lead vocals/harmonica), Joe Antonio (drums), Chris Miller (bass), and Tommy Nowland (guitar/vocals).

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