As the youngest of four siblings, Brian was born into a music loving family, listening to everything from Prince to Waylon Jennings. Music was in his blood but not in his soul, until he saw Garth Brooks in concert in 1995. From that, he found his calling! At the age of twenty-one, finally old enough to get into a bar, Brian and his brother began a country music duo, The McPherson Brothers. Playing local bars in Sacramento to casinos, night clubs and yes...campgrounds...throughout Nevada, Oregon and all over California to whoever would listen! From that evolved Flat Busted, the Rockin' Country Party Band! Brian is not only the lead vocalist and grooves on guitar, he will get you out on the dance floor, and work the crowd making everyone feel the music. Brian and Flat Busted rock!
Todd LaCasse grew up in a household listening to all genres of music including the traditional country of Hank Williams, Sr., Patsy Cline, and other great country artists. And music by the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, and all of the great Motown artists. He has played all genres of music in Alaska, Oregon, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and throughout California. He currently enjoys the modern country music genre, and bassists such as Tully Kennedy, Mike Brignardello, Jimmy Lee Sloas and many others.
Zack Golub began playing music at 14, and by the age of 16 was studying classical guitar. He has played in various genres including rock, progressive rock, jazz fusion, traditional jazz, and now modern country. Influences include: Marty Friedman, Joe Perry, Eddie Van Halen, Tosin Abasi, Aaron Marshall, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Kurt Allison, Adam Shoenfeld, J.T. Corenflos, and many others. Currently he works as an instructor at Guitar Center in Sacramento. Future plans are to travel abroad to Asia and Europe, study linguistics, and continue to work on an original progressive rock project.
Dawson Nichols was raised and learned how to play drums and percussion in Lincoln, CA. He has played many different genres of music including: rock, jazz, R&B, funk, top 40, original projects, and now modern country with Flat Busted. He taught drums and percussion at the Rockstar Academy, and was a member of the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps. He also performed in various musical groups at Cal State University Sacramento including: the indoor drumline, marching band, jazz combo, 3:00 big band, and the wind ensemble.