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"Bad Ass Boots" is an original, Rockin' Country Blues Band from SF/Oakland. Audiences love to listen and line dance to their original songs! “Bad Ass Boots” performs in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and California Festivals:

  • De Young Museum, High Street Station, Hotel Utah

  • La Pena Cultural Center, Montclair Women's Club

  • Sonoma, Castro Valley, Concord Pride

  • Main Street Bistro-Russian River

  • Festivals: Women’s Weekend 2.0, Fabulosa Womyn's Music Festival Bill Graham’s Spinning Wheel Ranch, & Coulterville

  • The Infamous “WitZend” in Venice Beach.



Billie Burnor  (310) 733-7209  (

Lisa Nemzo   (818) 427-8447  (

Just A Kid From Texas Bad Ass Boots
00:00 / 03:53
Thelma & LouiseBad Ass Boots
00:00 / 03:11
Gotta Give Me Something - album art

"Bad Ass Boots * Gotta Give Me Something *  A revelation.  Passionate country soul that explodes from the first downbeat and never lets up, building a great momentum that expands over the course of these six songs, making us hunger for more. Billie Burnor has a big soulful voice: she knows how to really project a song right to the heart, as in the opening title song, which is all visceral yearning and power. It’s a remarkable melody, written by Burnor with Lisa Nemzo, who also produced, it’s unexpected and arch, yet burns with real passion. But there’s more: in addition to Billie, these Bad Ass Boots boast two other powerful vocalists and songwriters, Karen Mullally and Shazam (aka Suzanne Cimone). “Feels So Good” also burns with genuine fire; it’s funky but triumphant, a statement of power.  “Thelma & Louise,” by Shazam, is a cool shuffle built on bluesy harp that unfolds the notorious narrative right off the edge, where it’s always bound, but beautifully compounded. This is visceral, powerful music." - Paul Zollo Blue Railroad /American Songwriter 

Listen to the SINGLE: Boogie on the Bayou 

Produced by Lisa Nemzo 

“Boogie On The Bayou” co-written by Lisa Nemzo (music) Martin H. Samuel (lyric) and won the October 2019 Akademia Music Award for Best Americana 

"Anywhere U Wanna Go" LP To be released Sunday, June 23rd, 2024

Bad Ass Boots Band Members:


Billie Burnor (Vocals & Guitar), Burnor’s sultry vocal style has been compared to Lucinda Williams. Founding member of LA based band The Mustangs-opened shows for legendary King of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe, Rosie Flores, Jeffrey Steele, Dave Alvin & the Blasters;  


Shazam (Harp & Vocals) aka Suzanne Cimone, firey blues harp maiden, played in Wild Angels, Wild Oats, Average Dyke Band- she has her own band “Suzanne Cimone & Pieces of Gold”


Billie Duffey (Bass) plays with guitarist, Pat Duffey in The Hyper Drive Kittens, The Sheets & Spiral Dance Chamber Jazz. Her unusual bass lines give Bad Ass Boots its unique flair.  


Joyce Baker (Drums) Tasty fills, groove meister for every song; has been playing 

drums since she was a child with her famous father “Buddy” Baker. Played & recorded with Mel Graves, George Marsh, Opie Bellas, Lea DeLaria, Mimi Fox, Amy Meyers, Liquid Girlfriend, Nicholas Glover & Wray. 


Pat Duffey (Songwriter/Lead Guitar) 

Pat has been performing, touring in the bay area for many years. His styles range from Classical to Jazz, Blues and Metal. He has toured with The Imperials, Bridge, The Sheets, and Mari Mack and shared the stage with Bob Marley and Wailers, Earth Wind and Fire, Automatic Man, Booker T. and the MG’s, Tower of Power, Sylvester, Stanley Clark, The Neville Brothers. 


Lisa Nemzo (Bad Ass Boots Producer)

Emmy Award Winning Songwriter, originally from Newport, RI, recording artist Lisa Nemzo is known for her show stopping, over the neck harmonic 12-string guitar solos.  Highly regarded by fellow musicians, she has released eight CD’s, three on German label Metronome/Polygram, garnering worldwide fans. Nemzo toured with Hall & Oates, Bonnie Raitt, Heart and Ray Charles. Currently producing/ songwriting for Dream Wild Records/Studios.

The band together having fun

Front row: Billie Burnor, Joyce Baker 

Back Row: Lisa Nemzo, Billie Duffey, Pat Duffey, “Shazam” Suzanne Cimone

Berkeley CA Show
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