“Continental” was founded by Rick Barton and his son Stephen Barton. Rick was an original founding member of “Dropkick Murphys” and has also played in other influential Boston punk bands such as: “Everybody Out!” and “The Outlets”. Another recent project of Rick’s is “FM359”, which consists of himself and current “Street Dogs” members Mike McColgan (Original Dropkick Murphys) and Johnny Rioux.
“Continental” has just recently returned from a tour in Europe in December and has since opened the “Hometown Throwdown” event at the Boston-House of Blues with the “Mighty Mighty Bosstones”. The band will be hitting the road again soon to tour with “The Tossers”, but will still find time on March 3rd 2014, to stop an play Pauly’s Hotel in Albany, NY for a an off-tour show between their Buffalo and Boston dates.