Two Dollar Ransom

Two Dollar Ransom

 Bloomington, Illinois, USA

2$R is a blend of Americana/Blues/Country/Rock music. From high energy crowd favorites to emotionally charged original tunes, 2$R is sure to captivate any crowd, large or small.


2$R is a based out of Bloomington, Illinois but draws influences from the different areas that its band members hail from. Think Illinois farms/California rock/Louisiana Blues and Texas Roots! The band has a flair all its own and can get a crowd moving by taking a twist on classic tunes while weaving in several original songs seamlessly. They will keep you on your feet all night and wanting more!!!


Sisters Blues

Written By: Marcos Mendez

Mama was worried 'bout little sis
She grabbed her baby, and they went on a little trip
She couldn't believe what she saw in her daughters eyes
It was a look that she could not describe

So mama called daddy and through the tears
She said "Hey babe, can you get down here.
She's in pretty deep and I hope we can get her back.
I don't wanna lose her, so get here fast."

Lil' sister went from Corpus (Christi) down to San Antone
She was doin' good, but she was all alone
We would go visit her every now and then
Whenever we would leave baby sister she was all alone again


Well lil' sister how you have grown
You've got God, a good life and two daughter's of your own
Your married to a good man, you've got a smile on your face
Now mama and daddy, they can finally breathe...

Where Do We Go?

Written By: Marcos Mendez/Alex Cardona

Sunday morning, too hot for a run
A perfect night for a beer - I think I'll have me one
I'm sitting around waiting for you to call
I should've know that the call would not come at all

Where did you go?
Where did you go?
Where did you go, my girl? (X2)

She took a drive right about midnight
Maybe she wanted to be away from this moody room
I know that she has got to be at work in the mornin'
Why aren't you home, baby why aren't you home.


I was shaken right from my dreams
It was a quarter past three
You just threw your keys on the table
Right in front of me
Then you stared, right through my soul
You looked through me and you said...

Where do we go?
Where do we go?
Where do we go from here?

Set List

Band Originals:

Where Do We Go? - Mendez/Cardona
Sisters Blues - Mendez
Adrian's Song - Mendez
Silver Lining - Turrentine
Blues on Monday - Turrentine
Throttle - Turrentine
Two Beers Away - Marz/Turrentine
Local Guy - Mendez


Folsom Prison - Johnny Cash
Chicken Fried - Zac Brown Band
In Color - Jamey Johnson
Take Me Out to the Dancehall - Pat Green
Paradise - John Prine
Purple Rain - Prince
Straight Up - Paula Abdul
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffet
Barlight - Charlie Robison
Beer, Bait and Ammo - Kevin Fowler
She Breaks My Heart - Cory Morrow
Bad Angel - Deirks Bentley
When You Say Nothing At All - Keith Whitley/Allison Krause
My Home Town - Charlie Robison
Jackson Station - Band of Heathens
Should Have Been a Cowboy - Toby Keith
Jambalaya - Traditional/Hank Williams, Sr.
La Bamba - Traditional/Los Lobos/Richie Valens
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
El Rey - Traditional Mariachi
The Joker/Three Little Birds/L