The Near Beer Band

The Near Beer Band

 Naperville, Illinois, USA
BandCountryClassic Rock

We Love music have been together for 40 Years, ...yep just fine,fine music by some folks who deserve to be on "Austin City Limits" every damn week...... Cub Koda GOLDMINE MAGAZINE


"AMERICA'S HARDEST WORKING UNKNOWN BAND" WAS FORMED IN LATE 1973.IN THE MID TO LATE 70'S THE BAND PERFORMED AS A SIX(SOMETIMES SEVEN) PIECE GROUP.
FROM THE 80'S ON...FIVE PIECE....CURRENTLY,AS A SEVEN PIECE AGAIN,JOE,STEVE,PETE AND SKI ARE " ORIGINAL MEMBERS ".JIM HAS BEEN THE DRUMMER SINCE THE MID 80'S

Biography

...yep just fine,fine music by some folks who deserve to be on "Austin City Limits" every damn week...... Cub Koda GOLDMINE MAGAZINEBiography"AMERICA'S HARDEST WORKING UNKNOWN BAND" WAS FORMED IN LATE 1973.IN THE MID TO LATE 70'S THE BAND PERFORMED AS A SIX(SOMETIMES SEVEN) PIECE GROUP.
FROM THE 80'S ON...FIVE PIECE....CURRENTLY,AS A SEVEN PIECE AGAIN,JOE,STEVE,PETE AND SKI ARE " ORIGINAL MEMBERS ".JIM HAS BEEN THE DRUMMER SINCE THE MID 80'S.TOM AND DIRK ARE THE MOST RECENT MEMBERS TO JOIN.

GenreAMERICANA - ROOTS,COUNTRY,ROCK and ROLLMembersJOE SPIN(vocals)
STEVE COOK(guitar)
PETER NICHOLSON(guitar)
JIM HANUS(drums)
DAVID SZABLEWSKI(accordion)
TOM ROBERTS(bass)
DIRK WIERINGA(guitar,bass)
HometownSOUTH SUBURBAN CHICAGORecord LabelCOWBOY CARL RECORDS 1976 - 1983....BLUE STAR 1994 - 1996InfluencesWAYLON JENNINGS,BILLY JOE SHAVER, WILLIE NELSON,HANK WILLIAMS,
CARL PERKINS,BOB DYLAN,JOHN PRINE,ELVIS,
JOHNNY CASH,DION,BUDDY HOLLY,DUANE EDDY,CHUCK
BERRY,MERLE HAGGARD
Current LocationSOUTH SUBURBAN CHICAGO