The formation of the band began when frontman John Forrest met guitarist Collin Rhoton in Ocean Shores, WA. The two instantly began fusing their music together and in 2010 John and Collin moved to Bend, OR where they met percussionist, Maxine Roach and upright bassist, Casey Cathcart. Harley Bourbon's music has strong Outlaw Country and Punk overtones, but they have also been known to perform Folk Irish originals. This band can not be described adequately using any particular genre or definition. They can be found anywhere from back yards & dive bars, to big venues and festivals.