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Big Earl and the Cryin' Shame is a West Coast blues band from Modesto, California. Eli Lester and Jason Finley share guitar duties. The rhythm section is Randall Niemann on bass and Ian Stambaugh on drums. The group is fronted by "Big Earl" Matthews who belts out the blues. Big Earl and the Cryin' Shame has built their music on a sturdy foundation of 50's Chicago style blues infused with infectious funk rhythms, this unique blend of classic styles has been filling dance floors since 2007. The boys independently released their first CD, "Low Cash Blues", in October, 2011
Steve Armstrong & The 25 Cent Beer Band have made a lot of progress in a short time. After winning the Michigan Idol Competition in 2007 Armstrong put together a powerful lineup of top notch muscians with expertise in different generas. People soon began to take note. The band won it's first Music Award in 2009. The Review Magazine Fans voted # 1 Country Music Band, and followed it up in 2010, again voted # 1 Country Band. In addition each member of the Band won top honors in their individual categories. 2011 marked another win for the band. In 2012 Steve and the guys made history by winning the top spot for the 4th year in a row. Never before has a band won this many times, in any genera of music. In all the band has won 12 Review music awards, another record. More Review awards were added for 2013. Their fan base continues to grow as do the crowds at their shows. The band's highly anticipated debut album was released in June 2012 to rave reviews. These guys are at the top of their game and are ready to kick it off . www.25centbeerband.com