The Maines Brothers Band

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The Maines Brothers Band
Origin Texas
Genres Country
Years active 1978–1990
Labels Mercury
Past members Lloyd Maines
Donnie Maines
Kenny Maines
Steve Maines
Zachary (LaTronda) Maines
Jerry Brownlow
Randy Brownlow
Cary Banks
Richard Bowden

The Maines Brothers Band is a Texas-based country music band. The Maines Brothers for which the band was named are Lloyd Maines (steel, rhythm, and electric guitar, vocals), Donnie Maines (percussion, vocals), Kenny Maines (lead vocals, bass guitar, harmonica), and Steve Maines (lead vocals, rhythm guitar). Other members of the band have included Jerry Brownlow, Randy Brownlow, Cary Banks, Richard Bowden, and LaTronda Maines. Terry Allen has collaborated with the band as well.

The Maines Brothers Band got its start in the mid-1950s with James and Sonny Maines, father and uncle of the Lloyd/Donnie/Kenny/Steve combo that eventually formed the band. The younger group of brothers initially performed as "The Little Maines Brothers Band" before taking over the "Maines Brothers Band" moniker in the mid-1970s. The Maines family lived in and around Lubbock, Texas, and the band was based there. Several albums and tracks are named after the area, including "Hub City Moan" (1981 album and track) after Lubbock's nickname, the "Hub City"; "Rt. 1 Acuff" (1980 album) after Acuff, Texas, and "Panhandle Dancer" (1982 album) after the Texas Panhandle. In the mid-1980s the band recorded for Mercury/Polygram records and scored a top-20 Country hit in 1985 with "Everybody Needs Love on Saturday Night".

The Maines Brothers Band performed a reunion set as an opening act for the Dixie Chicks (whose lead singer Natalie Maines is Lloyd Maines's daughter) at Lubbock's United Spirit Arena on August 6, 2000. They also had reunion concerts at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre on April 21, 2007, August 13, 2011, August 24, 2013 and June 25, 2016, and at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Exhibit Hall on August 8, 2015.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album US Country Label
1978 The Maines Brothers Texas Soul
1980 Route 1, Acuff Texas Soul
1981 Hub City Moan Texas Soul
1981 Amarillo Highway Country Roads
1982 Panhandle Dancer Texas Soul
1984 High Rollin' 57 Mercury
1986 The Boys Are Back in Town 59
1987 Red, Hot and Blue Texas Soul
1990 Wind Storm Texas Soul

Singles[edit]

Year Single US Country Album
1983 "Louisiana Anna" 72 High Rollin'
1984 "You Are a Miracle" 85
1985 "Everybody Needs Love on Saturday Night" 24 The Boys Are Back in Town
"When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again" 84 Single only
"Some of Shelly's Blues" 72 The Boys Are Back in Town
1986 "Danger Zone" 59

References[edit]

  1. http://musicweb-international.com/encyclopaedia/m/M90.HTM
  2. http://www.mp3.com/maines-brothers-band/artists/17866/summary.html
  3. http://www.virtualubbock.com/intRichBowden.html
  4. https://www.pbs.org/klru/austin/artists/program200.html
  5. http://www.westexmusichof.com/artistspages/nataliemaines.html

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