Rick Barton was the original guitarist for Dropkick Murphys. He played on Boys on the Docks EP, Do or Die, The Gang's All Here, and the Mob Mentality split album with The Business. He no longer plays for Dropkick Murphys, working now with the newer band "Everybody Out!". Rick was also a member of the early Boston based punk band The Outlets. He recently founded the band Continental, with his son Stephen on bass, Derek Louis on drums and Dave DePrest on guitar. They opened for the Joe Perry Project in 2009 and recently completed a full US tour with The Street Dogs, Devil's Brigade, Flatfoot 56 and Left Alone.
He produced the Street Dogs' newest self-titled album, released in the Spring of 2010.