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So’s Your Mother 3rd Annual Reunion

Get your tickets now to the 3rd Annual So’s Your Mother Reunion Show.  The past two years have been packed to the gills.  All the faces you remember from So’s Your Mother Inc. will be there.


$15 – https://tickets.midwestix.com/event/so-s-your-mother-3rd-annual-reunion

Rob Lumbard opens the show at 7 pm. The Limestoners featuring Bob Dorr will take the stage at 8 pm with special guest Pat Hays of the Lamont Cranston Band. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $15 at the door.

Rob Lumbard –  Rob received his musical education in the barrooms of Forest Avenue  in his home town of Des Moines, Iowa, sitting in with the likes of Rose Marie Webster, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, and Luther Allison.

During the ’80s he barnstormed the midwest in The Wapsie River Band, then in 1990 went back to playing solo. Opening up for Lyle Lovett, The Band, John Hiatt, The Austin Lounge Lizards, Dr.John, Dan Hicks, Jerry Jeff Walker, Norman Blake, Steve Forbert, Leon Redbone, and dozens of Blues acts. This, coupled with a legendary weekly gig at Flanagan’s, lead to recording three cds on the Hot Fudge label and being a part of the trio Two Bobs and a Babe that included label-mates Bob Dorr and Molly Nova.

Blues/Folk based, he can cover Jazz or blues standards, or do a set of  his own tunes. His finger-picking style comes from listening to Blind Blake, Doc Watson,and the prewar Chicago Blues players. His slide playing is heavily influenced by Johnny Winter, Lowell George and Ry Cooder. For slide Rob uses a ’32 National Duolian. For most of the regular guitar work his ’35 Epiphone archtop, or ’54 Gibson Lg-2. His songwriting is influenced by Texas songwriters and is laced with self-deprecating humor.

Rob-Lumbard_4622Playing festivals, bar rooms, churches and private parties from The Grand Canyon to Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, mostly as a solo act, he’s also played guitar for The CJC Big Band, The Party Gras Classic Jazz Band, and The NOLA trad Jazz  band. Rob’s songs can be heard on KUNI, KFMG, and blues programs around the nation and Europe. His music has appeared in several Public Television projects, which have received EMMY, and other awards.

Rob’s 2015 release, Blues In a Bottle, won The International Blues Foundation’s 2016 Best Self-Produced CD award.

Rob is an honorary member of the Central Iowa Blues Society, The Iowa Blues Hall of Fame, The Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and has participated in the Blues in the Schools programs with Fruteland Jackson, and Billy Branch.

Bob Dorr – Band leader and life long music entrepreneur, University of Northern Iowa graduate, twice inducted into the Iowa Rock’n’Roll Music Assoc. Hall of Fame, inducted member of the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame


The Lamont Cranston Band

From the rural hometown settings of Hamel, Minnesota and the river banks of Minneapolis/St. Paul, the blues influence surfaced as early as the mid 1960’s for what was to become The Lamont Cranston Blues Band. slide show Pat (Lamont) Hayes (with his brother Larry) founded the band in 1969 and he hasn’t stopped driving the renowned boogie blues train of the one and only Lamont Cranston Band. This Minneapolis based band has a rich history in the music scene, having recorded 14 albums and written and produced a number of hit songs including the chart topping ‘Upper Mississippi Shakedown.” The band is going strong and turning out new material all the time. The Cranstons have shared bills with some of the biggest names in the industry including Muddy Waters, Luther Allison, Albert King, Albert Collins, Jimmy Rogers, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Charles Brown, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Thackery, Junior Wells, Keb Mo, Jonny Lang, Robert Cray, Son Seals, Charlie Musselwhite, Earl King, Mighty Joe Young, Sugar Blue, Otis Rush, Elvin Bishop, Little Feat, Delbert McClinton, Koko Taylor, Lonnie Brooks, Percy Sledge, Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown, The Climax Blues Band, Tower Of Power, The Kinks, The Yardbirds, The Animals II, Kansas, Yes, Jeff Healy, Wilson Pickett, Bonnie Raitt, The Blues Brothers and many more. One of the biggest thrills was opening for The Rolling Stones on a leg of their North American tour in 1981. In 2010, the band was inducted in the Mid-America Music Hall Of Fame. Just another of many well-deserved honors the band has been blessed with. Lamont Cranston has also received the numerous Critic’s Choice AND Reader’s Choice awards for “Best Twin Cities Blues Band” by City Pages. The band has also been featured regularily on Dan Aykroyd’s House Of Blues Radio Show. In fact, Aykroyd (the original Blues Brother!) is quite fond of Cranston proclaiming, “No one infects venues with the party virus quite like Pat Hayes and The Lamont Cranston Blues Band.

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