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The Buicks (from left to right):
Matt Gusz - Lead Guitar
Mike Reinig - Saxophone, Vocals
Ron Bogean - Bass Guitar
Larry Spurrier - Drums, Vocals
Joe Borghi - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals

       The Buicks have been one of those "been around forever" kind of local bands in the Bucks County, PA area. Nearly every local musician has done time with the band. Started back in 1980 by current lead guitarist and a few cronies in an attempt to get the prestigious gigs on the bill for the Bucks County Blues Society (the oldest Blues society still functioning in the US). Mission accomplished! Played lots of gigs for them. Over the years players have come and gone. Playing mostly blues covers in local bars, the change to originals and regional playing came about a year ago when the opportunity to produce a CD came into being.  Thanks to help from many sources (Finders Keepers Productions, Alan Newman: Talent, Gemini II Promotions) The Buicks have had the opportunity to play every kind of venue from small clubs to giant arenas. The Blues societies from all of the local states (Diamond State in DE, Glouster County in NJ, and of course Bucks County PA) have been very good to the band as well. Currently gigging in a 5 state region (PA, NJ, DE, MD, NY) more distant gigs are always a hope. We love to play!!!!

The CD: 

Dirty Streets was produced mainly as a demo to get gigs. So many friends and family had expressed interest in getting a copy that it was decided to have it made into a CD and make it available at gigs. It only contains 6 songs. No real strategic planning had gone into the choice of songs or the order on the CD. It just kind of came out that way. Currently there is no distribution, but the CD can be purchased at

The Band Members:

Joe Borghi - Rhythm Guitar, Lead/Background Vocals, Principle Songwriter.
The newest member of the band (8 years). He played for 12 years with Bucks County cult favorites Barfly. Also plays with members of The Destroyers when they aren't on tour with George Thorogood. Guitars: Danelectro U2 & U3 and Fender Strat Plus. Amps: Fender Hot Rod Deluxe

Ron Bogean - Bass Guitar
Spent years as a session player and has appeared on recordings and in touring bands with such diverse artists as Sam & Dave and KC & The Sunshine Band. He was a member of legendary Philadelphia psycadelic band Woody's Truck Stop (which also included Todd Rundgren). The only guy in the band with gold records. Bass: 1959 Fender Precision Bass w/Jazz Bass neck. Amp: Hartke

Matt Gusz - Lead Guitar 
Only original Buick left. Has been with the band since 1980. Before
that spent a few years with local favorites The Second Wind Band.
Guitars: Fender Roadhouse Strat and Fender American Strat Amps: Fender Deluxe Reverb and Mesa Boogie.

Mike Reinig - Sax, Lead and Background Vocals, Percussion
Another road tested veteran, Mike was Sax player for the touring horn band The Force for many years. Also played a stint with Billy Paul (Me & Mrs Jones).

Larry Spurrier - Drums, Background Vocals
Timekeeper for "The Human Percolator" Billy Harner (Sally's Sayin'
Somethin'). Also played in locals Cole Younger Band. Drums: Cool old set of Ludwigs