Southbound was formed in the late 80’s at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The band was founded by Stan Lukasz (Guitar & Vocals) & Peter Hammon (Guitar) and named the group after the first song they ever played. The group covered music of the Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rush, Thin Lizzy, and the Grateful Dead. Southbound got its start by playing Marquette University functions and campus clubs such as Thoma’s and the Glocca Morra.
“High quality, guitar-oriented rock & roll with a groove” – Milwaukee Magazine
“Southbound is like the house band for the entire city of Milwaukee” – The Onion
“Southbound has spread the blues rock vibe around the Midwest. Influenced by a variety of ’60s and ’70s rock bands like The Allman Brothers, The Grateful Dead and Santana — as well as more modern bands like Phish – Southbound fans range from hippies to rockers and everyone in between” – onmilwaukee.com
“If you went to more than a handful of festivals, there’s a very good chance you ran into Southbound somewhere along the line. If you like blues, rock, country or pop; cover material or originals, these days Southbound can deliver” – Racine Happenings
“Most bands in this area of music never make it past their first neverending gigtuned-jam, but Southbound has stood the test of time, evolving and remaining fresh, maintaining their following, and drawing in new fans show after show” – Shepherd Express