Lance Romance Bakemeyer, upright bass player for the Hillbilly Hellcats has a new 30 song album - "30 Years of Rockabilly". This album has Chuck Hughes, Danny B Harvey, Jonny Barber and Jinx Jones among others as guest guitarists. Lance has also been involved in a Country Western band called the Calf Branders. This Broadjam site has Hillbilly Hellcats songs that Lance has written, Calf Branders songs that Lance has written, Mustang Lightning songs that Lance has co-written and written, and many solo songs that Lance has written. The Hillbilly Hellcats have a site on Broadjam that have just Chuck Hughes songs on them. This site has all Hillbilly Hellcats songs that Lance has written. (Here). The Hillbilly Hellcats have original songs that sound like the Reverend Horton Heat, the Stray Cats and CCR.
New 30 song album - "30 Years of Rockabilly" released on April 15, 2014. Twelve remastered Hillbilly Hellcats songs including a never before released instrumental. The remaining 18 "new" songs have all been used in TV and Movies during the last 10 years. The new album is available on iTunes and CD Baby.
The Hillbilly Hellcats have toured nationally and internationally and have sold over 100,000 CD's and have had over 500,000 downloads.
The Calf Branders/ Hillbilly Hel
Lance Romance Bakemeyer, the bass player for the Hillbilly Hellcats, has a new CD released in April 2014. "30 Years of Rockabilly" contains 30 tracks of original rockabilly music that Lance has written. The album contains all of the Hillbilly Hellcats songs that Lance wrote, along with 18 new tracks. The album can be found on iTunes and Cd Baby.
Lance also had a Country group called the Calf Branders in addition to the Hillbilly Hellcats. The Calf Branders were a four piece group that played "real" Country and Western. The Calf Branders wrote original songs in the style of Junior Brown, Country Dick Montana, Buck Owens, and Dwight Yoakum, just to name a few. Using stand-up slap bass, a twangy telecaster, drums and rhythm acoustic guitar, the band used tongue-in cheek humor and excellent musicianship. The Calf Branders were a more "Country" version of rockabilly than the Hillbilly Hellcats. Two of the members of the Calf Branders have moved to Mexico as of 2014 and the band no longer plays live. The Calf Branders have 2 CD's with 15 songs each. Their music can be found on iTunes and CD Baby.
Mustang Lightning was Lance's first original group formed in 1990. This group mainly did "surf" type instrumentals, but in 2010 did a new album with different styles of music with different players on the CD. This CD can be found on iTunes and CD Baby
All four bands have music on this site, but not all the songs have been placed here.