Drew Abbott began playing drums at a young age however later on moved towards the guitar, listening to Eric Clapton and B.B. Lord.
In the last part of the '60s, he was a member of the aptly named power trio, Third Power, who covered Cream and Jimi Hendrix however whose lone LP, Believe, was considered excessively hard by Vanguard music executives. Days after the collection's delivery, Third Power was dropped from the record label.
Undeterred, the Detroit-based Abbott discovered session work with the likes of Curtis Mayfield and Stevie Wonder.
Destiny stepped in the pretense of his manager Punch Andrews, who simply happened to be Bob Seger's manager as well. He put both of them in contact with one another and Seger, wearying of attempting to change himself into a lead guitarist, requested that Abbott join his band. They previously recorded together on Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band's 1974 delivery, Seven. It's anything but an organization that would last around six years. Abbott's guitar licks can be heard on Against the Wind, Beautiful Loser, Live Bullet, Night Moves, Nine Tonight, and Stranger around.
After Against the Wind, Seger supplanted Abbott and the resulting aftermath from remarks Seger made to the press caused a fracture in their relationship that has never totally recuperated.
Abbott invested little energy licking his injuries and moved to Traverse City, Michigan, in 1983, settled down, and began a family. He engaged in the land game, yet it didn't keep him out of the clubs, where he had effectively made in-streets for certain neighborhood performers, most eminently Tim Sparling, with whom he shaped Burning Circle. The band recorded a collection, yet it was rarely delivered.
Abbott has since performed with various line-ups, including the cleverly named Drew Abbott Formerly of Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band, and Drew Abbott and the Stray Bullet. Other more genuine undertakings have included Blue Highway and his most recent venture, Leo Creek.