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3 Beer Warmup: Bio


3 Beer Warmup is a rockin' fun time. They are an accomplished group who simply love to have fun on stage and engage whatever crowd they are playing for. The band performs as a 6-piece with instrumentation including drums, bass, two guitars, trumpet, harmonica, various percussion, and solid vocal harmonies that round out a well polished sound. For booking inquires, contact Keith Raney at 612.388.7664 or via email at We look forward to performing for you!

Lon - Lead vocals, harmonica


One of the founding members of 3 Beer. Lon brings you in and doesn’t want you to leave until you’ve had a great time.
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Movie: Tombstone
Favorite Book: Green Eggs and Ham
Favorite Quote: “I’m your Huckleberry.”

Rowan - Guitar, vocals


Started 3 Beer will Lon and another chap and they haven’t looked back. Rowan brings a lighter side to everything and has the time of his life playing on stage.
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Movie: The Big Lebowski
Favorite Book: Still Life With Woodpecker
Favorite Quote: “You got the wrong guy, I'm the dude."

Keith - Bass, vocals


Keith joined the band in 2001 after a night of heavy drinking. Keith has a passion for music that is insatiable and he grooves to many musical stylings. A veteran of the Minneapolis music scene, Keith is at his happiest state of mind whilst performing.
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Movie: It's a Wonderful Life
Favorite Book: Books?
Favorite Quote: “Sweet Ass”

Mr. Benson - Backing vocals, vocals, trumpet, percussion


An early member of 3 Beer. First played harmonica, then drums, and then nestled in nicely on the trumpet. This multi-faceted person loves conspiracy theories and can tell a story like no one’s business. 
Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Movie: Blazing Saddles
Favorite Book: History of the United States of America
Favorite Quote: “Keep the faith, bruthas!”

Ben - Guitar, cool T-shirts


Ben is the smooth playin' lead guy with great feel and fantastic tone. Loves to riff 'em up with the best of them and also enjoys playin' with touch and feel. He rounds out the best lineup 3 Beer has had.
Favorite Color: Stoat
Favorite Movie: Monty Python's Life of Brian
Favorite Book: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Favorite Quote: "I have a vewy good fwiend in Wome named Biggus Dickus!"

Jim - Drums, beer money


Jim is as solid as they come behind the kit. Lovin' the variety and all the goofy shit 3 Beer pulls, he fits right in there. Perfect for this time and place. A drum instructor by day and a rock band pounder by night, Jim finds a way to fit 3 Beer in among the many projects he has goin'.
Favorite Color: Puce
Favorite Movie: Pulp Fiction
Favorite Book: Pop up books and ones with big pictures.
Favorite Quote: You can't always get what you want but you can certainly die trying.