There is good reason The Lamont Cranston Band are the founding fathers of the Minneapolis music scene. For over forty years, guitar hero, harmonica genius, Pat Hayes (leader of The Lamont Cranston Band) has entertained America with their special brand of "Upper Mississippi Shakedown" music. For more information: www.lamontcranston.com
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The Lamont Cranston Band is a blues band based out of Hamel, Minnesota1. It was founded in 1969 by brothers Pat and Larry Hayes, and continues today with Pat as the band's frontman1. The band is named after the alter-ego of famous pulp hero, The Shadow.
"Excuse Moi, Mon Cheri," written by Larry Hayes, was recorded by The Blues Brothers and released as the B-side of their Soul Man single. In 1981 the band broke into the Billboard charts with their biggest hit, "Upper Mississippi Shakedown1."
The band has played with some notable musicians, such as Muddy Waters, Albert King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, The Kinks, The Yardbirds, Kansas, Yes and The Blues Brothers1. In 1981 they opened for The Rolling Stones on a leg of their North American tour1.
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