Good weather and good vibes have always supported Amery’s Music on the River each summer. Last July when it seemed like the weather was not going to hold up its end of the deal, even the good vibes sent by those excited to see Lamont Cranston perform, could not battle off stifling storms that plagued the area. Amery’s second installment of 2019’s Music on the River was cancelled for the first time in its history.
Cranston decided to head back to town though, and this Saturday, October 5, Music on the River is sending out summer and welcoming fall with a Cranston concert, food, drinks and a classic car show. The celebration will take place around the Danielson stage from 3-6p.m.
According to the Lamont Cranston website, “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 1960s for what was to become The Lamont Cranston Blues Band. 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.” The Cranstons have shared bills with some of the biggest names in the industry including Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Kinks, Wilson Pickett, Bonnie Raitt and many more. The band has also been featured regularly on Dan Aykroyd’s House of Blues Radio Show.