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Bounty Hunter™

“The First and Still Kickin'”
Established May 22, 1982

Band Members

(We Like Grits)

Ronnie Able - Vocals, Bass, Mandolin

Ray Tomasino - Vocals, Guitars

Jimmy "The Mad ****" Polston - Guitars, Vocals

Brian Canaday - Drums, Vocals, Mouth Harp

Featuring former touring members of
The Danny Joe Brown Band

Home-based in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, USA, Bounty Hunter became the scariest opening acts in the area.They toured the good land, the gritty cities, back country juke joints, hidden nooks, biker bars, military towns, festivals, and concert stages points East of the Mississippi.

Making the music live against the odds, their own brand of telepathic synchronization was forged into chemistry through loyalty and a band brotherhood bond shared with the people. This is what lives on today.

Bounty Hunter began as "Revelation"—a coming together of two dedicated groups of rock musicians from Beaufort and Ridgeland, South Carolina. Formed in Chechessee as a road warrior rock band, their readiness to commit,—and triple-lead guitar harmonies on our demo tape— led to meeting with Sly Stone's tour manager. "Sly found a band in Savannah he fell in love with, but Danny Joe Brown from Molly Hatchet is looking for a replacement band." This led to some phone calls, a song list, and an audition with Fate at the Cellar Ballroom in Fayetteville, North Carolina. After two days and nights of non-stop rehearshal, the members of Revelation became the late Danny Joe Brown's—then signed to with Epic Records—final solo touring band.

Following this noteworthy headlining tour in the annals of southern rock, Danny Joe announced that he was returning to Molly Hatchet. The band renamed themselves "Bounty Hunter" at Danny Joe's farm in Thomasville, Georgia on May 22nd, 1982. Danny Joe gave the band his blessings. He said he felt "honored" to have our band named after a song that he co-wrote in Molly Hatchet.

Danny Joe Brown then left for Tampa and his return Molly Hatchet. Bounty Hunter hit the road for 3-1/2 years. In 1985, they signed on with a five-month house band contract for the late Leonard Skinner's four nightclubs scattered throughout the greater Jacksonville, Florida area.

They hit the road again. While holed up in Dadeville, Alabama, Bounty Hunter fired its bandleader. They then returned home to rebuild the band.

In time, they would become the reigning kings of rock in Savannah, Georgia, and Hilton Head Island/Beaufort, South Carolina while gigging regularly from the Grand Strand through the Golden Isles.

Today, Bounty Hunter is legend by the love and the will of the people. They have appeared as special guest for Gary Sinise's Lt. Dan Weekend (LDW3) Benefit Concert to help disabled military veterans as well as other associated charity events.

Bounty Hunter is an annual attraction on the Yeungling Stage located in Savannah's Downtown City Market during Savannah's St. Patrick's Celebration.

What lies ahead for Bounty Hunter?
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Thank you to all who've supported our little band and to all who've recently found us. We've come a long way. We're not done yet.

Special thanks to Ray Tomasino and Robert Bisbee - FOH Sound and Stage Management.

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Bounty Hunter wishes to thank Jackson Canaday, and Wade Kalinowski, for their talents and time behind The Mad Cap's camera viewfinder:
Jackson Canaday for shooting Bounty Hunter opening for Gary Sinise's Lt. Dan Band at LDW3 Disabled Military Veteran's Charity Benefit Concert in Beaufort, South Carolina's Waterfront Park, September 15, 2011;
Wade Kalinowski for the individual shots of the band's members on The Yuengling Stage, Downtown City Market, Savannah, Georgia St. Patricks's Celebration 2015.

We also thank the incredible Jeff T-Bone Taylor for his decades of enthusiastic support, great radio playlists, and for his live photos of the band which he so courteously alllows us to use. Go give Jeff a Like on Facebook at

—Ronnie, Ray, Brian, and Jimmy

Official web site of South Carolina's rock 'n' roll sons Bounty Hunter™. Here you'll find show listings and links to media streaming, social media, and fan club information. Thank you for visiting our humble website. Love to see you and your friends at the next show!

We are the first, the one & only Bounty Hunter™ band. Accept no substitutes. Established 1982.

Bounty Hunter Show Dates & Times
Sept-Dec 2017

Updated August 31, 2917. All shows listed are free admission unless otherwise noted. *Listings subject to change.





The band consists of lead vocalist/bassist Ronnie Able (Danny Joe Brown Band, Jimmy Van Zant, High Velocity), drummer Brian Canaday (Winston Slade, Steel Rail Express, Josie's Wail), and the dual guitar attack of Savannah lead vocalist / guitarist Ray Tomasino (Black Oak Arkansas, High Velocity, The Twinz, Medusa) and Charleston guitar mangler Jimmy Polston (Danny Joe Brown Band, Railgun 526, Moist Executive, The Ebolans).

Bounty Hunter released their "Shadows" LP in Talon Records in 1991 (out of print). The band's song "If That's What You Want" was featured in the 1988 Home Cookin' Charleston compilation album, and received regular airplay on Savannah's I-95FM along with "Can't Be True." Their "Bigger You Love" video has received international attention.

Bounty Hunter's list of opening act credits include The Outlaws, .38 Special, Mothers Finest, Artimus Pyle Band, Blackfoot, Molly Hatchet/Dixie All Stars, Roger Earl's Foghat, Brian Howe of Bad Company, Gary Sinise's Lt. Dan Band …

"Bounty Hunter is legendary."—Jeff T-Bone Taylor, Program Director at Apex Broadcasting, On-Air Personality 104.9 The Surf.

Booking Info

To Contact Us for Booking, send your request to:
BountyHunterReunion [at] gmail [dot] com
and we will forward it to our Rep to get back with you.

Please bear in mind that we $tart booking a year in advance.
All date$ for the year (as li$ted on this Web $ite) are not listed.
Get your bids, promotions & press release schedules, etc. to us well ahead of time at the email address below so we can supply you with commitments, marketing/press release materials about the band & show, etc., in a timely fashion.
Send your media materials requests to: J.Polston [at] yahoo [dot] com

Some dates as listed may be $ubject to change.

About Benefits: while we believe in giving back to vetted causes that we believe in—and we do—, we found it necessary long ago as a policy to limit ourselves in free benefits so that our band does not die from "exposure" out in the wild. Thank you for remembering us as the ones who get the job done.

Thank You to all the venues, event bookers, and event/venue staffs who treat us so darned well!

This Web Site last updated May 13, 2017.

Bounty Hunter™ — "The First and Still Kickin'" — is a rock band from South Carolina, USA.

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