Danny Thompson and his band toured throughout the 90’s, spreading his infectious brand of foot-stomping’, good-time country rock in every Province across the country. Performing over 200 tour dates per year, he played scores of concert venues, clubs, festivals, parties, and fall fairs, and became overwhelming favorites on AM and FM radio stations around the country. Along the way, Danny recorded two studio albums for Shotgun and Bel Air Records. Several singles off the albums hit the country music charts in North America and in Europe gaining the respect of the county music industry.
Before long Danny was busy with tour dates, radio and television appearances. Danny quickly emerged as a focal point of the group as the lead singer and major songwriter, penning such hits as “Small Town Blues,” “Rockin myself to sleep,” and “Frozen Lonely”.
Danny is back in the studio again recording his next CD and has since reformed his band with new members, and, with Thompson once again at the helm, has brought back that crowd-pleasing sound that is taking off again. A new album is soon to be released, with the newest Thompson compositions, “Harley Day” and “Copper line Hills” to be the first radio singles. The new band is called “Nowhere Road”. At any performance, Nowhere Road shows are full of fun, up-tempo, Kick Ass! music that gets the crowd involved, singing and dancing away.
The band delivers on its promise of hot pickin’, strong vocals, driving rhythm, which have allowed them to last over two decades and still continue going strong. With two CDs and a third in the works, the best is yet to come.
Chris Cowsill – Lead Guitar and Vocals
Chris graduated from Mohawk College for the Applied Music program in 2000 and then spent the next 4 years performing and teaching music. He has a very unique guitar style blended with Country, folk, jazz, roots, and classic rock. He also spent 4 years with Carnival Cruise Lines backing up hundreds of Artists with a variety of music styles. Through his hard work and experience has matured into one of the most sought after freelance stage and studio guitar players in the GTA.
Bernie Hickey – Bass, vocals,
Bernie began his musical career learning to play the guitar at the age of 13. He took 3 lessons, quit, and decided to teach himself. By age 18 he switched over to the bass what would become his true calling in his musical career. Music has played a big part in Bernie's life and became his major in college. His ambition was to be a music teacher but decided later on that playing and watching people dance while being entertained is a feeling that couldn't be beat. Beyond being the driving low end force that is behind the bands sound, Bernie’s attention to detail and his ability to play many styles of music make him a valuable member of the Nowhere Road Band.
Rob Johnson – Drums, vocals
Rob started playing drums at the age of 10. Although he taught himself how to play the drums, he did take his music theory classes. During his high school years he began playing in local bands. Rob was exposed to many different styles and genres of music which would shape his drumming style in the years to come. Rob is most noted for his diverse and inspired percussive abilities. As a gifted drummer he brings a complex and multidimensional approach to drumming. From a simple mainline groove to a high speed complicated brush beat, he is in a class by himself. Rob joined up with Gunsmoke in the late 80s and has been a dedicated drummer ever since.