"Rico, you are a real pro and one of my favorite people in the business."
- Elwood Blues aka Dan Aykroyd
This is a rough idea of some of the acts currently available. I have worked with some top
notch acts and their agents from all over the country; Jim Belushi & The Sacred Hearts, Little
Feat, Elvin Bishop, David Allan Coe, Hank Williams III, and more.
I can act as an agent and/or buyer for you and help you get anyone that you want. I will do
all of the work for you to help ease the frustration of sorting through all of the material
that you receive. If anything looks interesting, I can get you some music and check on dates
and prices for you. I can pitch anyone and help you find anyone that you can think of. Any
band, any style. Local, Regional, National & International.
I have tons of CD's here from bands, rock, blues, country, zydeco, folk, bluegrass, jam
bands, celtic. They all want me to help pitch dates for them. It's hard to compile a
complete list, especially when it changes so often.
Lamont Cranston Blues Band - Minneapolis, MN
This legendary Midwest band has played with every one from Muddy Waters to Bonnie Raitt
to The Rolling Stones. Their 80's hit "Upper Mississippi Shakedown" still gets regular
radio airplay all over the country. 2009 is their 40th anniversary. A rockin' party band
that can't be beat. Dan Aykroyd says "No one infects venues with the party virus quite
like Lamont Cranston".
Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin' Altar Boys - Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee's best blues band. These guys are great. They put on a high energy show from
start to finish. They constantly tour the country and even got a standing ovation at Buddy
Guy's Legends in Chicago. Raven also has a cut on a new Compilation CD that is getting a
Grammy nomination in '09. And, you've gotta love the name.
Johnny Rawls - "Mississippi Bluesman" - Purvis, MS
Songwriter, Producer, Guitarist and Vocalist, Johnny does it all. He had a hand in just about
every JSP Records release. Johnny's live shows remind us of the Wilson Pickett soul Stax
years. 1995 & 1996 Living Blues Award for Best New Soul/Blues Recording Of The Year. His
new CD "Red Cadillac" hit the Living Blues charts at #1 in Sept. '08.
Corey Stevens - California
After cutting his teeth in the business for years, Eureka Records signed Corey in 1995 and
released "Blue Drops Of Rain", which climbed the charts immediately. In 1997, "One More
Time" was released, and again hit the charts, prompting a long nine month tour. 2007 brought
the release of "Albertville", which is a collection of Albert King covers, and his latest
double live CD is called "Myth Live", which captures the magic of his live shows in the midst
of his strong Midwest presence.
The Jimmys - Madison, WI
This Wisconsin 8 piece powerhouse will rock the house every time. After 15 storied and successful
years with the West Side Andy and MEl Ford Band, keyboard local luminary Jimmy Voegeli, pulls up the
stakes to follow his own muse. Voegeli, with his troupe of sweltering house rockers, supply all audiences
with an alloy of rousing proceedings ranging from the horn driven nuances of R&B to the kind of low-down,
shake-it-out blues we all can use. Jimmy and the band are multi award winners in Wisconsin.
Kelly Richey - Ohio
Based in Cincinnati, Kelly Richey is one of the hardest working independent musicians out there, to
date, logging an extraordinary 800,000 miles touring,and at one point in her 25+ year professional
career, gigging a grueling 275 days out of the year. Richey is a serious, no-holds barred axe grinder.
Setting up her band as a power trio (drums, bass, guitar), showcases her muscular, incendiary leads
and masterful guitar chops. Playing live is where Richey shines, literally bringing down the house
at every show she plays.
Bryan Lee & The Blues Power Band - New Orleans, LA
2010 Grammy Nominee and 2010 BMA Recipient Bryan Lee is one of the few seasoned blues musicians who
consistently honors the blues art form while incorporating his own personal touch which fans love to
hear all over the world. This blind New Orleans legend is a powerhouse on stage. "Whether he's wailing
a Freddy King inspired blues ballad, or stomping out a low down and dirty blues, or getting down with
a super funky New Orleans groove, Bryan Lee's gonna grab your soul and squeeze ittill you scream in blues
ecstasy." - Duke Robillard.
Perry Weber & The Devilles - Milwaukee, WI
Blues/Roots/Americana. Before forming the band in 2007, the members of the group toured
and/or recorded with such luminaries as; Buddy Guy, James Cotton, Jr. Wells, Bryan Lee, Hubert
Sumlin, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Jim Liban, Reverend Raven and Nick Moss. These are some heavy
cats, and a kickin' band.
Gerome Durham - Milwaukee, WI
After growing up in Mississippi and North Carolina, Gerome made his way to Milwaukee in
1965. It was there that he met Johnny Rawls and started his music career. He toured with
Johnny for years. With a CD single under his belt in 1993 and 3 CD's to follow, Gerome is
on his way to becoming a household name in the business. Great vocals and a great R&B and
Everett Smithson Band - Minneapolis, MN
Everett has assembled a kickin' band of 30+ year veterans of the Minneapolis music scene; Billy
Black, Jeremy Johnson and Phil Schmid. Add in his wife Kathy's accordian and zydeco style of
blues and now you have a new twist.. Chicago blues with a touch of Howlin' Wolf meets Johnny Cash.
Andy's Automatics - Oshkosh, WI
Honky Tonk & Roots Country Western Music. Old style Texas roots country, grassroots, Americana
that will make you think about Hank Williams Sr. as well as current artists like BR549, The Derailers
and The Bottle Rockets, etc. This class act has big time Nashville interest (label and agency) and
is bound to be the next big thing.
Alex Wilson Band - Milwaukee, WI
Alex is one of those new up and coming young blues artists. Everything from Beale Street blues
to West Coast Swing to Texas grinding to Chicago grooves. Alex won the WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry)
award in '07 for best blues band/artist. Alex picked up the guitar at five years old and never put it
down. Alex is a great singer/songwriter, guitar player and over all entertainer.
Hoopsnakes - Minneapolis, MN
This legendary Twin Cities blues rock band created a huge cult following in it's 10+ years on the
scene. All ex-members of The Lamont Cranston Band, they took the city by storm. Leader Bruce McCabe
was the driving force. Besides writing a lot of the old Lamont Cranston favorites, he went on to join
Jonny Lang in the 90's and wrote most all of Jonny's radio hits, including Lie To Me, The Darker Side, Still
Rainin' and Rack 'Em Up. The band still does a few reunion shows a few times each year.
Bruce McCabe & The Rich Poor Men - Minneapolis, MN
Anyone familiar with Minnesota music and the Blues certainly has heard of Bruce. Singer, songwriter, piano
player. Frontman of the Hoopsnakes, piano player for Lamont Cranston (he co-wrote the band's biggest hit
"Upper Mississippi Shakedown"), and keyboardist/songwriter for Jonny Lang. Bruce wrote all of Jonny's big
hits; "Lie To Me", "Still Rainin'", "The Darker Side", etc. His new band has the flavor of all of those
styles and more.
Willie Murphy - Minneapolis, MN Soul/R&B Legend
Touring behind a new 2 disc CD on Red House Records. The legendary Wllie Murphy & The Bumblebees drew
national acclaim when they were the band on Bonnie Raitt's debut album back in the 70's. Willie also
produced that album. Collaborating in those early days with "Spider" John Koerner, they turned out one
of Elektra Record's all time best releases; "Running, Jumping, Standing Still". Willie is a legend, and
not to be missed.
Little Bobby & The Storm - Thief River Falls, MN
This is one hard hitting in your face blues band based out of Mid-West. Little Bobby plays a traditional
style of blues with a native touch. Little Bobby was born on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. A third
generation musician, Little Bobby is the grandson of Bobby Houle, a member of the Minnesota Music Hall
Of Fame, known for his hit single "Dream Night" in the early 60's. Little Bobby was born into hard
times, being born legally blind. You could say he's earned the right to play the blues.
Lightning Red & The Groovemasters - Austin, TX
Born near and musically 'educated' in Chicago by Luther Allison, Red relocated to Texas in the mid-70's.
Hard driving slide guitar blues with a taste of everything else thrown in. Red has shared the stage with
Willie Nelson, Marcia Ball, W.C. Clark, Omar & The Howlers, and more. He has toured all over the world, and
continues to get rave receptions wherever he goes.
Willie West & The Music Company - New Orleans, LA
For five decades, deep soul man Willie West has been one of New Orleans' best kept secrets. He has performed
with some of the very best musicians in the business and has always created lasting friends and fans wherever
he has performed. In 1958, his first band The Sharks tore it up, before some of the members moved on to join
up with Joe Tex, Fats Domino and Otis Redding. In 1966, Willie signed on with Allen Toussaint's Deesu Records
and together recorded several incredible singles. Later in the 70's, Willie joined the legendary band The Meters
for whom he sang lead vocals until they disbanded in 1980. He relocated to St. Cloud, MN after Hurricane Katrina
and is now bringing his experience and soulful sound to the upper Mid-West.
Shannon Curfman - Minneapolis, MN
Midwest National blues-rocker. Her first CD "Loud Guitars, Big Suspicions" sold over half a million copies. Her
new CD "Fast Lane Addition" is also getting rave reviews. Her songs have shown up on television on "The Sopranos" and
"Gilmore Girls", among others, and she has shared the stage with B. B. King, Santana, Buddy Guy, John Mellencamp, Jonny
Lang, and more. Maybe, you even caught her on David Letterman or The Tonight Show.
Deb Callahan Band - Philadelphia, PA
Compared at times to Bonnie Raitt and Susan Tedeschi, Philadelphia's Deb Callahan is a gifted singer/songwriter who
compiles different elements of Americana into a sound that hovers somewhere between the coffee house and the roadhouse.
Callahan's voice is matchless in the ring of sultry blue-eyed blues singers.
Lisa Wenger Band - Minneapolis, MN
What can you say about Lisa Wenger? She's a beautiful, talented and passionate performer. A fixture on the Twin Cities
blues scene for nearly a decade now, Lisa has proven to be a crowd pleaser. They can run the gamut from tried and true blues
classics to reworked Rockabilly rave-ups to soul and New Orleans R&B.
Dee Miller Band - Minneapolis, MN
Dee started singing in 1976 with The Fabulous Minnesota Barking Ducks with Mick McCormick as her mentor. She sang with the Ducks
until 1978, when she left the stage to get married and start a family. Once the kids were a little older, in 1990, she jumped back
in with a full head of steam. With her gutsy vocals, she worked the Twin Cities for years with many blues and R&B bands, including Ron
Easton, Foster Willey, Liz Cummings, and more. In 2004, she formed the Dee Miller Band. The band will rock the house at any venue.
Liz Mandeville - Chicago, IL
This fiery redhead will knock your socks off. Her new CD "Red Top" hit #3 on the RootsTime radio charts in Sept. '08. In a recent vote, award
winning singer/songwriter Liz Mandeville tied for Best Blues Singer in Chicago. "Mandeville's sound emerges from the intersection of smooth jazz
& traditional blues." - Columbia Tribune, 2/10/05. "…a brilliant songwriter, talented performer, non-stop energy, and gut bucket vocals…" - Dick
Houff, Blues On Stage, 1999.
Melissa Moser - Minneapolis, MN
This new local gal on the Country scene is getting everyone's attention already. Contemporary Country. Great vocalist with some pretty good
song writing skills. She's just getting started and everywhere she goes, they love her.
Ellen Whyte - Oregon
With years of experience singing, songwriting and playing guitar while fronting her own band, Ellen has honed a unique style of Blues, Funk,
Jazz, R&B and Pop. She has a powerful stage presence with vocals that range from soft and cool to exquisitely delivered furnace tempered blues.
"Best Female Vocalist" 2000, "Best Contemporary Blues Band" 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, Inducted into Cascade Blues Association Hall Of Fame 2002.
Becky Barksdale - California
From Janis Joplin's hometown of Port Arthur, Texas, this lady is high on the list of female artists that will carry on the blues torch of the 21st
century. Becky blends the flavors of electric blues and rock to create an intense, brooding, powerfully sensual style. She played guitar for Canned
Heat and even Michael Jackson himself, on his 1993 Dangerous World Tour. Her singing and guitar work will blow you away.
Cassie Wiesner & The Bob Band - Minnesota
Wiesner and the band will take you on a musical journey back in time. Imagine it is the early 60's and you are at a concert featuring the biggest female
singer in the country… Patsy Cline. THAT.. is the experience you will get as you watch this show. There are many Patsy Cline tribute shows, but Cassie
Wiesner and band are dedicated to sounding as authentic and true to the spirit of the original recordings as possible.
Big John Dickerson - Minneapolis, MN
This Minneapolis veteran has such a smooth, yet raw, voice, that when he croons the gals, they melt in his arms. Big John has been descibed as "the world's
oldest teenager". Since recording for Motown Records in 1959, John has also had stints with The Temptations, The Clovers and The Coasters. 6 piece powerhouse R&B.
Sherwin Linton & The Cotton Kings - Minneapolis, MN
This Minnesota country legend has been making local, regional and national history for over 40 years. Sherwin has won numerous awards and is an inductee in multiple
Music Hall Of Fames; SD, MN and the National Traditional Country Music HOF. His tribute to Johnny Cash Show impressed Cash himself so much, that he gave Sherwin his
blessing. Since Cash's death, Sherwin's shows are gaining popularity more then ever.
Scottie Miller & The Re-Uptake Inhibitors - Minneapolis, MN
New Orleans Boogie Woogie piano soul. Scottie exhibits strong Minneapolis-New Orleans funk flavors, reflective soulful ballads, slow blues, and R&B cuts that wander
back and forth somewhere between Ray Charles, John Hiatt, and Dr. John.
Memphis & The Meantimes (Mick Sterling) - Minneapolis, MN
An all-star Twin Cities band performing the songs of Sun Records and the Grand Ole Opry. With songs from such legendary artists like Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis,
Merle Haggard, The Everly Brothers, Kris Kristofferson, Roy Orbison and many others. Memphis & The Meantimes deliver a product where the audience member knows every song.
The Irresistibles (Mick Sterling) - Minneapolis, MN
The Irresistibles is an unabashed celebration of American and British Retro-Soul and Rhythm and Blues, performed by a razor sharp 9-piece band. Featuring some of the top
talent in the Twin Cities, the band is led by longtime frontman/singer-songwriter and multiple Minnesota Music Award winner Mick Sterling. They play everything from Marvin
Gaye, Carole King, James Brown and Otis Redding to Amy Winehouse and Sharon Jones.
Mark Stary & The Whiskey Roses - Minneapolis, MN
Stary is a singer/songwriter who creates a musical blend of Americana/Country with elements of Blues/Folk and Rock 'n' Roll. In performance, Mark focuses on catchy, originals,
classic favorites and obscure fan sing-along covers. The band has performed with Travis Tritt, JoDee Messina, Gretchen Wilson, Sara Evans, Junior Brown, The Knack, and more.
Mississippi Driftwood - Minneapolis, MN
An evening of rockabilly, delta blues, country and rockin' blues.
Larry Hayes - Along with his brother Pat, Larry was a mainstay in The Lamont Cranston Band for years and years, dating back to the early beginnings. Larry also fronted his own
band at one time; Larry Hayes & The Tone Arms. Larry wrote many of the songs on the early Lamont Cranston albums, including the hit "Excusez Moi, Mon Cheri", which was recorded
by The Blues Brothers as the flip side to their hit single, "Soul Man". Over the years, Larry has also performed many solo shows.
Tom Burns - Harp master Tom Burns worked with the legendary Lazy Bill Lucas and was Lazy Bill's right hand man throughout the early years in Minneapolis. During that time, they
started KFAI's long-running blues program, The Lazy Bill Lucas Show. Tom also played with The Joel Johnson for years.
John Beach - By age 11, John was playing piano. This Minneapolis piano legend has done it all. John was a long time member of Willie & The Bumblebees in the 70's and 80's. Beach's
honky tonk piano can be heard on Bonnie Raitt's self-titled first album in 1971. The album, recorded on Lake Minnetonka's Enchanted Island, showcased Willie & The Bumblebees as Bonnie's
backup band. John has also recently played with The Joel Johnson Band and currently is the focus of a new film documentary, "John Beach 2003".
Paul Mayasich & Benderheads - Minneapolis, MN
Paul is one of the few versatile artists in the cities - Slide Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter. Everything from solo gigs to his full band attack, Paul will tear the roof off of whatever
venue he steps foot into. This is one band that you want to try. Once you do, you will be hooked. Blues/Rock.
New Primitives - Minneapolis, MN
World Music at it's best. Formed in early 1999, New Primitives explores popular music through high-energy Rhythm & Blues, Ska, Reggae, Calypso, and World Dance Music. With music as their
vehicle, New Primitives awakens the commonality of all people and creates an environment in which everyone is welcome and anything is possible.
Ross William Perry - Minneapolis, MN
Ross is one of those great young blues/rock acts out there today working his way up. Perry, a gifted singer/songwriter/guitarist, has been doing his homework since the tender age of four
and it shows. Focused on a lifetime of playing music, Ross has been a rising star on the Midwest Blues scene since 1998. Blending his Blues, Rock and Jazz influences, Ross has created a
sound that is distinctively his own and never fails to impress.
Jack Knife & The Sharps - BEST rockabilly on the planet.
Led by guitarist/vocalist Ric Hollister, the JKATS (as they are known to their fans) started as a two-piece act in 1980 before emerging into a rockabilly trio in 1982. The band has been
booked pretty much weekly year-round ever since. They have opened for hundreds of recording stars and have entertained the U.S. troops on three different tours to Iraq, Kuwait, Germany,
Bosnia and Kosovo. They have also appeared with Garrison Keillor over ten times on A Prairie Home Companion. The JKATS have won five music awards and appeared on the Grammy-Award winning
Garrison Keillor Prairie Home Companion 25-year Anniversary album, so the JKATS have a song on a Grammy Award winning album ! The recent addition of gutsy vocalist Erin McCawley has also
added a whole new dimension.
Blueheels - Fox Valley Area, WI
Great American Rock 'n' Roll. Soulful harmonies and roots music with a mixture of alt-country, gospel and rock. This band will appeal to fans of Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Tom Petty, The
Replacements, Wilco, Steve Earle, Woody Guthrie, Son Volt, Willie Nelson and even The Rolling Stones.
"Some genuine rock 'n' roll power" - The Appleton Post Crescent.
Nigel Mack & The Blues Attack - Vancouver, Canada (currently Chicago, IL)
After relocating to Chicago in 2003, Nigel is tearing up the US just as he did all over Canada. Nigel is a triple threat; he plays harp, guitar and sings. His
mix of Chicago, Delta & Funk blues has been wowing audiences across North America.
Back Porch Mary - Texas
Honky Tonk, Rock 'N' Roll, Alt Country, Rockabilly & Americana all rolled into one. These guys have been known to start the show and play non-stop for over
3 hours. They keep everyone hopping. In the last three years, the band has played over 500 shows in twenty states. "This band has roots and they sound
great. They are combining things from the past with things that are very pertinent to today. I love this band and we will see great things from them for
a long time to come." - Earl Poole Ball, piano player for Johnny Cash.
Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash - Texas
Johnny Cash himself gave these guys his personal seal of approval, and Cash's own legitimate son helped produce their first album. BSOJC has played more
shows most years than most bands do in their entire careers. Country that manages to be fresh and deep-rooted both, to be old-fashioned and brand new at
the same time. "This talented Rockabilly Revival/Country Rock outfit is almost as bad-ass as the black-clad man for whom they're named……" - Rolling Stone Magazine.
Hamilton Loomis - Houston, Texas
Blind Pig recording artist. "Blues outside the box" is how Hamilton himself describes his own musical style. Influenced by Motown, Soul, R&B, Funk, Blues and Texas
Swing, Loomis has molded all of these styles into his own. With the seasoning and spice flavored with his groove-driven guitar work and silky, soul-drenched vocals, he
may become the hottest thing out of Texas since the jalapeno. "You got to put some seasonin' in what you're doin', and this boy's got the whole salt shaker!" - Bo Diddley.
Sean Webster - England
Webster has been taking England by storm, so it only makes sense that he's ready to personally deliver the next "British Invasion" to the U.S. With great guitar work
and soulful vocals, this guy can handle it. Webster also displays some great song writing skills on his latest UK release "If Only" on Blues Matters Records.
pat mAcdonald - Wisconsin
Pat spells his name that way on purpose once he tired of everyone getting his name wrong. Anyone who remembers the band Timbuk3 will know this guy. He wrote all
their hits, including the biggie "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades". Although he doesn't like that fact to be used in promo, it still crops up. He tends
to seclude himself, but has still made a name for himself with his solo efforts. He's even low key about his Saturday Night Live appearance and his 12+ albums. mAcdonald
has also written songs for Cher, Aerosmith, Peter Frampton and Keith Urban. His latest venture is heading up the new Steel Bridge Songfest in Sturgeon Bay, WI with co-founder
Jackson Browne. Great One man show - foot stomp murky blues boogie & sex-swamp.
Billy "Big Daddy" Cade - Branson, Missouri (B.B. King tribute)
Billy basically has 2 shows. His band, The Blues Masters rock the house with their own blend of rock and blues. Billy's vocals and guitar playing shine. Billy also has
the ONLY B.B. King tribute show endorsed by B.B. himself. He looks, sounds and plays just like the King. You won't believe your eyes when B.B. takes the stage.
Sweet Paulie T & The Blue Blasters - Minneapolis, MN
Very few major blues acts feature a horn section these days, but these guys can pull it off. When you hear this band, you will think of all the great horn bands of the 60's
and 70's with one major difference. The style of music they play is rockin' blues with horns. Lead singer Dave Wagner is known worldwide as the original lead singer with the
band Crow, which earned them all an induction into the Minnesota Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. Paulie also had stints with Corey Stevens, Bo Diddley and others. What a "sweet" band.
White Iron Band - Minneapolis, MN
Popular Regional Rootsy Texas Rock jam band. Great with the younger college crowd. Everywhere they go, they seem to keep building a crowd and a great following. A great party band.
Big James & The Chicago Playboys - Chicago, IL
This 6 piece hard drivin' funky R&B blues band has just about done it all. Big James and his horns were with Buddy Guy for years. James has also had stints with Albert King, Little
Milton and Bo Diddley, among others. Their energy gets every single person in the crowd pumped up.
Johnnie Marshall - Georgia
JSP Records. Great 3 piece act with that Robert Cray kind of flavor. Johnnie is a great guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. He offers a seamless blend of traditional blues aesthetics
and poetic motifs with a modern flair for clean arrangements, polished vocals and uncluttered guitar attacks.
Inside Straight Band - Minneapolis, MN
One of Minneapolis' hardest working bands. Their driving style of Chicago blues has been making the audiences tap their toes and kick up their heels for years.
Big George Jackson - Minneapolis, MN
This local Minneapolis harp legend continues to knock 'em dead no matter where he shows up. George's vocals are a perfect match for his solid band and has been
a favorite for a long, long time.
Soulmates - Minneapolis, MN
Their hard edge mix of rock and blues lay down a solid driving show that will amaze the crowd. The Soulmates have been making 'em smile for years. With Johnny O.
on guitar and Wilbur Cole on keys and vocals, they can't do no wrong.
MORE hot Minneapolis bands:
The Swamp Kings - Zydeco, Cajun, Swamp blues.
Boom Steve V & The Knockouts - Great Chicago blues.
The Resonators - Chicago, Delta blues.
Cool Disposition - Great Chicago blues. Harmonica driven local band with some of
the best of the Twin Cities players. They always keeps them dancing.
Johnny O & Fillet O Soul - Rock/blues with an edge.
The Brothers Curtis - Rock and blues.
Michael James & The Headliners - Minneapolis, MN - Upbeat Texas style blues.
Uncle Funky - Classic cover rock.
Funkwire - Classic cover rock, country.
A Hard Days Night - A great Beatles tribute band.
Tumblin' Dice - A great Rolling Stones tribute band.
Zed-Leppelin - The Twin Cities top Led Zeppelin tribute band.
Echo's Of Elvis featuring Eddie Hughes - Great Elvis tribute show/full live band.
International Reggae All-Stars - Greatest Twin Cities Reggae band ever.
ACOUSTIC SOLO/DUO/TRIO -
Bob Bingham & Gordon Thorne - Minnesota
Bingham was a co-founder of the original legendary Lamont Cranston Band, and
has worked as a sideman in bands with Luther Allison, Kim Wilson, Baby Boy Warren
and many, many others. His primary focus the last 20+ years has been acoustic blues
and folk music. Thorne has been carving away at the Northern Minnesota blues scene for
ages. He is a veteran of the Minneapolis, West Bank acoustic music scene, and grew up
playing alongside many finger style luminaries such as Pat Donohue, Eric & Phil Heywood,
Dave Ray, Spider John Koerner and Tim Sparks. Bingham & Thorne are one of the best acoustic
delta country blues duos you will ever find.
Joe & Vicki Price - Iowa
Iowa's top delta blues slide guitar duo. They rip it up and remind people more of a full
band sound then an acoustic act.
Summit Stunt Pilots - Minnesota
3 top players from the Twin Cities, which includes players from the Front Porch Swingin' Liquor
Pigs, Cool Disposition and more.
Lonnie Knight - Minnesota
Lonnie is a long time Twin Cities legend. He's played in many of the bands that helped mold
the Twin Cities music scene. Folk, Blues, Pop. He does it all.
Rena Haus - Minnesota
Haus offers a great variety of originals and covers. She gets everyone's toes tapping.
Tim Haussner - Minnesota
An original co-founder of the Friends Of Yoder band, Haussner covers everything from bluegrass to blues to rock to country.
Chris Johnson - Minnesota
Chris offers a huge variety of blues, folk, pop and rock with a little whistle and foot stomping thrown in.
Tim Wick - Minnesota
Current member of the Big Walter Smith Band. Great New Orleans boogie woogie piano.
..…plus many, many local great Minneapolis acts. Many more bigger acts; Renee Austin, Austin
Healy, Killer Hayseeds, The White Sidewalls, The Rockin' Hollywoods, Hoopsnakes, Jesse Lang, Cocktail
Stevie & The Tablerockers, etc.
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