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A History

Established in 1765, The Sons of Liberty was an unconventional warfare organization formed to protect the rights of the American Colonists fighting taxation by the British government through the Stamp Act; which ultimately lead to the American Revolution.  Notable members included Alexander Hamilton, Paul Revere, John Hancock, and Samuel Adams.

Drawing on the shared experiences of the founding members as Veterans of the United States Armed Forces, they adopted the name The Sons of Liberty.  And in late-2014 The Sons of Liberty band was formed and has been performing the best of Rock & Blues ever since.  With a commitment to "Proper Rock & Roll", The Sons endeavor at every show to produce that driving Rock & Roll sound our fans love.   The Sons began playing covers from ACDC; Stevie Ray Vaughn; The Rolling Stones; The Black Crowes; CCR; Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers; ZZ Top, etc...

Shawn Smith and Randy Hughey - initially performing together in the UK circa early 2000's - realized they simply needed to reconnect with each other to work on original material.  Bringing in Drummer Adam Bell - who played off and on with Shawn in the intervening years - and Ray Kimbro on bass.  Ryan Smith stepped in for Adam for six-months while the band continued to gig locally at pubs and festivals.  Through it all, The Sons' identity grew; and in February of 2017 they welcomed Rob Wolfe on bass and in June 2017 Charlie Fultz on drums.  Their debut album, "Ride Off Again", is the cornerstone of the band's original music written by Randy and Shawn, which aims to continue the legacy of the great bands that influenced them: driving drums and bass, rocking guitars and soulful singing.

Following in the footsteps of the aforementioned Patriots...The Sons of Liberty band:
  Shawn SMITH:  Songwriter, Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Piano, Harmonica
  Randy HUGHEY:  Songwriter, Lead/Rhythm Guitars, Bass, Backing Vocals
  Charlie FULTZ:  Drums
  Rob WOLFE:  Bass, Backing Vocals
 

The Sons of Liberty endorse the following manufacturers:
 
Shawn plays an American Elite Telecaster, and a Powerhouse Deluxe Stratocaster. Randy plays a '59 Telecaster Reissue, a '52 Telecaster Reissue, an American Standard Telecaster, a Jaguar & uses a '59 Bassman & a '65 Deluxe Reverb.

Shawn plays an American Elite Telecaster, and a Powerhouse Deluxe Stratocaster. Randy plays a '59 Telecaster Reissue, a '52 Telecaster Reissue, an American Standard Telecaster, a Jaguar & uses a '59 Bassman & a '65 Deluxe Reverb.

Shawn plays a Les Paul, J-150, and uses a 1966 Gibson Ranger amp.  Randy plays 2 SG Standards, and a SG Junior

Shawn plays a Les Paul, J-150, and uses a 1966 Gibson Ranger amp. Randy plays 2 SG Standards, and a SG Junior

Shawn plays a Gretsch Chet Atkins Signature 6120

Shawn plays a Gretsch Chet Atkins Signature 6120

Shawn uses John Pearse Strings on his acoustics

Shawn uses John Pearse Strings on his acoustics

Shawn plays a 1965 Elitist Casino,
and uses an Epiphone SoCal 50.

Shawn plays a 1965 Elitist Casino, and uses an Epiphone SoCal 50.

Shawn and Randy use Ernie Ball Strings and effects

Shawn and Randy use Ernie Ball Strings and effects

Shawn plays through an AC30 and a 60th Anniversary "1957" AC15

Shawn plays through an AC30 and a 60th Anniversary "1957" AC15

Randy & Shawn prefer Wampler Effect Pedals

Randy & Shawn prefer Wampler Effect Pedals

The Sons use a PreSonus StudioLive 16 Series III Mixer

The Sons use a PreSonus StudioLive 16 Series III Mixer