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Big Earl and the Cryin' Shame

Rank #4 US Modesto, CA Blues


  • Jason Finley Guitar
  • Eli Lester Guitar
  • Ian Stambaugh Drums
  • Randall Niemann Bass
  • Earl Matthews Vocals
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Sounds Like: Howlin' Wolf, Dr. John, Matt Schofield Official, Big Mama Thornton

Label: Indie

Manager: Earl Matthews

Bio: 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. The band members come... See Full Bio

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  • Fri

    Jun 20

    Modesto, CA, US | 7:00pm
    Fri Jun 20 7:00pm


    We are happy to be bringing all the way from Poland the Boogie Boys, fresh off a European tour with Fresno's own MOFO Party Band to the brand new Prospect Theater in downtown Modesto. This show will feature 3 bands all showcasing different styles of blues. The Boogie Boys as their name would suggest focus on the high energy Boogie Woogie style of Blues Piano lead blues. MOFO Party Band is a solid Modesto favorite with great harmonica and guitar, playing original music and some of the best from the late 50's and early 60's the hayday of Chicago blues. Modesto's own Big Earl and the Cryin' Shame are going to get the party started with rockin' blues old and new. This show is going to be held at the brand new Prospect Theater on K st. in Modesto. If you haven't been in yet you are in for a treat, its a vary open room with a great mix of seating and dance floor. Soft and hard drinks will be available. It's only a block off J st 100 yards from Concetta so its a great location for those who want to make it a full night out.

  • Sat

    May 24

    Sacramento, CA, US | 7:00pm

    Sacramento, CA, US
    Sat May 24 7:00pm


    Torch Fest

  • Fri

    May 16

    Oakdale, CA, US | 8:00pm

    Oakdale, CA, US
    Fri May 16 8:00pm


    Blues for yous

  • 2014

    Apr 18

    Oakdale, CA, US | 9:30pm

    Oakdale, CA, US
    Fri Apr 18 9:30pm


    Good times, great blues, friends and fun.

  • 2014

    Feb 22

    Oakdale, CA, US | 9:30pm

    Oakdale, CA, US
    Sat Feb 22 9:30pm


    3 hours of Blues music for your soul.

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  • Vecchi e Brutti (Artist) Vecchi e Brutti
    The Voice...good groove,very goop band Hats off... V&B
  • Ben Aaron (Artist) Ben Aaron
    Very nice music, Big Earl and friends. Keep up the great work! From another blues brother, -Ben Aaron
  • Inherited Infection (Artist) Inherited Infection
    Awesome music keep up the awesome work and if you have time have a look at us and see if you guys feels the same...!!
  • Leo Whiskey (Artist) Leo Whiskey
    very nice sound
  • The KHM (Artist) The KHM
    Great band sound, sounds like you'll go far, great guitar licks too!!
  • FatKeith (Artist) FatKeith
    Wow nice! Beautiful voice and kick ass smooth band!
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