Since 1999 Eddie Montana's Southern California based Americana Country Band, Justus and the Montanas has taken folks back in time with their musical tales of the Old West. Inspired by such Americana Country greats as Sons of the Pioneers, Justus and the Montanas is a highly energetic, entertaining Cowboy Western band. From old standards to their original tunes, whether a tender ballad or an upbeat, hard driving trail tune, their audiences have a knee slapping, kick-up your heels great time!
This Americana Country trio features Jeff Harrison on rhythm guitar and vocals, Eddie Montana on lead guitar, fiddle, banjo, dobro, mandolin, harmonica and vocals and Rick Staples on bass and vocals. Their three part harmonies and solid musicianship make them a real crowd pleaser. Their rendition of "The Auctioneer" entertains audiences of all ages, which includes Jeff Harrison playing his face! Their performances include traditional favorites as well as original works written by Jeff Harrison and Eddie Montana.
Justus and the Montanas entertain primarily for private and corporate events, western and cowboy festivals. Their CD "Spirit of the American West" is a collection of original songs. Released in 2005 in Europe, it has received airplay on more than 70 stations in 15 countries. Rave reviews from DJs and Country Music publications catapulted seven songs on the 2005 European Top 100 Charts. It has also received airplay in Australia and New Zealand. The U.S. release resulted in a debut at #17 on the Indie Charts in Nashville.
The driving force behind Justus and the Montanas is multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, Eddie Montana. Based in Seal Beach, California, when Eddie is not recording or performing you can find him at his music shop, Seal Beach Music, eclectic music store where he has established a musical instrument museum featuring instruments from around the world, new, used and vintage instruments catering to beginner, aspiring and professional musicians and collectors.
In addition to "Americana Gold" Eddie has produced Justus and the Montanas, "The Alabama Hills", and "Spirit of the American West". His other CDs include "Entrance to My Heart", "Eddie Montana's Seal Beach Surf Band LIVE", "RV Comedy Campout" and "From the Heart".
For more information visit his websites at www.sealbeachmusic.com and www.eddiemontana.com
Check out the artist's website:
1. Back In The Good Old Days
2. Trail With A Yodel
3. Apple Valley Song
4. Red Mountain
5. Somewhere Over The Mountains
6. The Land
7. Americana Gold
8. Ghost Riders In The Sky/The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
9. JoD You Lady You
10. The Auctioneer
11. Sundown Out On The Prairie