The Jimmys - New Years Eve 2016
The Jimmys are a fabulous rhythm and blues, horn band from Madison, Wisconsin. They're lead by Jimmy Voegeli, a marvelous vocalist and keyboard player. Veteran blues guitarist Perry Weber provides a rich, authentic soaring sound. Mauro Magellan, of the Georgia Satellites is the drummer. John Wartenweiler brings a powerful bass groove. The horns include Mighty Darren Sterud on trombone, Mike Boman on trumpet, and Pete Ross on sax.

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials - 2016
Chicago bluesman, Lil' Ed Williams, was born and raised in Chicago. He and his Blues Imperials performed at the Upper Mississippi Shakedown Festival in Santiago, MN. This video shows Lil' Ed performing a slow blues with The Lamont Cranston Blues Band.

Marcia Ball at MN State Fair - 2014
The Tattooed Lady and the Alligator Man is Marcia's new release. Marcia Ball is a master songwriter and New Orleans piano player. This performance was from the MN State Fair's Leinie Lodge stage. The band members in this clip include Don Bennett (bass), Mike Schermer (guitar), Damien Llanes (drums), Thad Scott (sax) and Tim Wick (organ). www.marciaball.com

ThunderBay Canada Blues Festival - 2010
I'm singing and playing Professor Longhair's signature song, Mardi Gras in New Orleans with Jimmy Thackery on guitar with Big Walter Smith and The Groove Merchants. Longhair's really name was Roy Byrd. He record this song in 1949, for a small Dallas label. It was recorded later as Goin' to the Mardi Gras. www.bigwaltersmith.com

The Lamont Cranston Band in the Summer 2013
Lamont Cranston Band was formed in 1969. The members in this video are Pat Hayes (Vocal/Harp/Guitar) Bruce McCabe (Piano), Brad Pelkey (Bass), Jeff Rogers (Drums), Rod Smith (Guitar), Jim Greenwell (Sax), and myself (Organ). www.lamontcranston.com

Lamont Cranston New Years Eve Bash #5 - 2014
This tune, E Jam, features Pat Hayes' exquisite harp playing. This video was recorded Dec 31, 2014 at Rico's NYE Bash #5 in Bloomington. The night also included The Jimmy's with Jim Liban and Reverend Raven with Westside Andy.

Lamont Cranston band members are Pat Hayes (leader), Brad Pelkey (bass), Jeff Rogers (drums), Rod Smith (guitar), Jimmy Greenwell (sax), Bruce McCabe (piano), and Tim Wick (organ). Additional players with Lamont where Larry McCabe (trombone), Larry Hayes (guitar) and Jason Medeiros (guitar).

Lamont Cranston website is www.lamontcranston.com.

Lisa Wenger Band at Legend's in 2011
Lisa Wenger always has a very busy schedule. She performs at variety of venues around the Twin Cities metro. In this video, she sings the popular ballad Angel From Montgomery. www.lisawenger.com

Dakota Jazz Club Minneapolis - 2007
Big Walter Smith and Groove Merchants performing a classic Chicago blues tune by Jimmy Reed called Baby What You Want Me To Do. Jimmy Reed recorded this in 1959 and released on Vee-Jay Records.

New Years Eve - 2012
Lamont Cranston Band perform their hit Upper Mississippi Shakedown. This song was co-written by Pat Hayes and Bruce McCabe. The video is shot from behind the keyboards. It begins on the vamp in the middle of the song. Bruce is prompted by Pat to play a solo and it's a great one!

Legends - St. Cloud - Dec 2012
From the Senders, David "Cool Breeze" Brown (guitar), Billy Black (bass), Brian Glascock (drums) and myself playing a T-Bone Walker number called She's Gonna Ruin Me. Cool Breeze past away a few months after this show, and I miss him.

KAXE 91.7 FM in Grand Rapids - 2007
This band is called BACKROAD. I saw them play frequently in my youth. Three decades later, I got to play with them at this wonderful venue. KAXE is the coolest public radio station around. This song, Turn On Your Love Light, was made popular by Bobby Blue Bland in 1961. Later, the song became a favorite for the early Van Morrison band, Them. By 1966, LoveLight became a staple at Greatful Dead concerts.

The Senders in the Summer 2011
After WWII there was a salty, sassy, sophisticated music that swung harder than most jazz. This music predated the explosion of rock'n'roll and though it did produce a handful of crossover stars, was largely the private province of America's urban black communities. The hottest sound around was known as JUMP BLUES. - from The Senders old website

Bloomington - Lake Normandale Park - 2007
Big Walter and the Groove Merchants play the tune Something You've Got. This New Orleans tune was a collaboration of Allen Toussaint and Chris Kenner.

Viking Bar on the West Bank, Minneapolis - Summer 2004
Hydraulic Jack and the Lifters performing a tune by bassist Chris Johnson called Playground. The Viking Bar closed forever a few weeks after this performance. It had been a fixture on the West Bank for 47 years. Musicians are Chris Johnson (Bass), Jimmy Ouska (Guitar), Pat Hulme (Drums), and myself (keyboard).