Earl & The Agitators

Played 2016 & Playing 2019

Earl and The Agitators

About Earl & The Agitators

Get ready for a Classic Rock, Blues & Country high energy, good time “Sonic Gumbo”!

That’s what the “EARL & THE AGITATORS ALL STAR BAND featuring Scott Holt” is all about. A collective of veteran musicians (all named Earl by the way) from assorted Rock & Blues bands who joined together in 2015 to create some great music and have waaay too much fun!

Scott Holt began his professional musical journey at 19 when he met and was mentored by his friend BUDDY GUY and he spent the next 10 years playing guitar for the Grammy winning legend. Scott’s tenure with Buddy Guy established him as an incredible guitarist, a rich, soulful singer, performer and storyteller in his own right. And any time Buddy and Scott are in the same area, Buddy always invites his friend up to play and it is something to see!

Then in 2015, at Dark Horse Institute in Franklin, Tennessee, Scott (Earl #1) had the chance to write and record with his good friends Roger Earl (Earl #4), and Bryan Bassett (Earl #2), of the legendary rock band FOGHAT! They threw Foghat bassist Rodney O’Quinn (Earl #3) into the fray and gave birth to the “EARL & THE AGITATORS ALL STAR BAND featuring Scott Holt”.

EATA released a four song EP in 2016 and made their debut on the Rock Legends IV Cruise in January 24, 2016 where they were joined by veteran New Lords guitarist Tony Bullard (Earl #5) formerly of the JIMMIE VAN ZANT BAND & BLACK OAK ARKANSAS and the guys have been burning up stages and ringing ears together ever since! Their live show is an incredible musical smorgasbord of incredible talent and just plain fun!

A unique highlight of EATA is the array of “special guest” performers (“Earl’s”) who rotate in and out, lending their talents to this all-star band. You never know who might show up to tear up the stage with Scott, but these guys know what it takes to make an audience get up and boogie!

“EARL & THE AGITATORS ALL STAR BAND featuring Scott Holt” are currently working on their new full length album called ‘Shaken & Stirred’. It is certain to rock your socks off!!

So, put on your ‘Hi Heel Sneakers’ and come along for the ride with “EARL & THE AGITATORS”.

Just be seriously ready for a good time!



What Passengers Think

We signed up for our first RLC Cruise (VI) 15 months in advance and counted down the days the entire time. I worried myself that it couldn’t possibly meet my own mountain-high expectations after that long wait. It absolutely did. Every band that we saw played at an amazing level (and some of them are over 70!). And they cared. These groups love playing this gig. It shows.

The ship and its crew were wonderful. Food was good. We had great weather. And to top it off, the people are amazing! Such a beautiful, hip, relaxed and respectful gathering of rock fanatics. This is truly my tribe and my vibe.

Can’t make RLC VII unfortunately but we’re just waiting for the announcement for RLC VIII later this year. This cruise is rock’s best kept secret.

Peter, New RLC Patron of Rock Peter, New RLC Patron of Rock

If you love music the way we do, then this is the cruise for you! It is a marathon of bands playing at all times till at least 2 am. Always something to do, no down time just dance dance dance! The people on the cruise are so much fun as well as the musicians whom are always willing to strike a pose! We have met incredible people and made some amazing friends . My only complaint is that the cruise ends 🙁  Nobody wants to get off the ship, just stay on and watch bands forever! We are Rock Legends Cruisers for Life!

Gemma, RLCVI Gemma, RLCVI