Recently selected to compete in Shiner Rising Star 2015 put on annually by KHYI 95.3 The Range 

and Shiner Bock Beer.

1 of 12 Bands selected for the Texas Music Showdown in 2016 at The White Elephant Saloon located in The Fort Worth Stockyards.

Larry Sumpter - Vocals/Guitar/Harmonica/Washboard

Dan Schwein - Vocals/Guitar/Mandolin/Banjo

Linda Relph - Fiddle

Alex Lease - Lead Guitar

Rob Wright - Bass

Billy Bob's Texas (Fort Worth), MusicFest (Steamboat Springs), WinStar Casino (Thackerville), The Rustic (Dallas), Adair's Saloon (Dallas), Bryan Street Tavern (Dallas), Gilley's (Dallas), Deep Ellum Brewery (Dallas), The Mule Barn (Justin), White Elephant Saloon (FW Stockyards), Thirsty Armadillo (FW Stockyards), Whiskey Girl Saloon (FW Stockyards), Pearl's Dancehall (FW Stockyards), Filthy McNasty's Saloon (FW Stockyards), The Love Shack (FW Stockyards), Whiskey & Rye (FW), Hard Eight BBQ (Roanoke/Coppell), Woody Creek BBQ (FW), The Office (Euless), Cadillac Pizza Pub (Mckinney), Cafe Malaga (Mckinney), The Frisco Bar (Frisco), The Lemon Bar (Frisco), Espiritu (Frisco), Taverna Rossa (Plano), Little Elm Concert Series (Little Elm), Towers Tap House (Little Elm), Top Golf (The Colony), Captain Jack's (The Colony), Western Days Festival (Lewisville), 50th Annual Lewisville Pro Rodeo, Cobra Brewery (Lewisville), Tierney's Cafe & Tavern (Lewisville), Whiskey River (Gainesville), Loose Wheels Texas (Denison), Tupelo Honey (Denison), LSA Burger (Denton), Justin Fun Days (Justin), Jack's Tavern (Denton), The Garage (Denton), J & J's Pizza On The Square (Denton), The Crossroads Bar (Denton), The Irish Boozer (Denton), VFW Hall 2205 (Denton), Denton Square Donuts (Denton), Splitsville (Allen/Fairview), Bono's Saloon (Decatur), Heartbreaks & Hangovers (Aubrey), Mom's On Main (Aubrey), Raphael's Mexican Cantina (Aubrey), Diamond H Ranch (Aubrey), Providence Village 4th of July Festival (Aubrey), TfDownstairs (Celina), Feedstock 2014 (Tulsa), Kingfish Bar (Fayetteville)


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Est. 2013


The LDJ Band was formed in early 2013. It all started with Larry Sumpter and Dan Schwein playing in the church worship band. They quickly realized they not only shared a passion to play for Christ but also country music....especially the classics, Texas/Red Dirt, and of course George Strait! In the beginning, everyone just called them The Larry and Dan Band. Eventually, they were able to convince their metal head buddy Jacob Garrett to come over to the country side and at that point they became The LDJ Band. After playing a short stint of coffee shops and restaurants it was apparent they had found something special and began to grow the band. In their short time playing together as a band they developed a unique sound and style. I think Brett Dillon (KHYI 95.3 The Range) said it best when he labeled them "Hillbilly Funk". In the three plus years as a group, they have played some of the most well known venues across the south. Though they still love to play the classic country, Texas/Red Dirt, and Southern Rock songs at every show their true passion is performing their originals every chance they get. They strive to write and create fun music people can relate to while keeping real country music alive.

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