- December 15/16, 2012 Elwood Blues will feature the band’s new CD and will interview Pat Hayes on the Bluesmobile.com radio hour (House Of Blues radio).
- October 2012, the band had their 1988 Tiger In Your Tank LP inducted in the Minnesota Blues Hall Of Fame for ‘Blues Recording’.
- Brand new CD released August 8, 2012. Lamont Cranston Band with Bruce McCabe. First all new studio release of all new material in 15 years.
- September 2010, the band was inducted in the Mid-America Music Hall Of Fame. Another one of the latest honors the band has been blessed with.
- October 2009, the band’s big 1981 radio hit “Upper Mississippi Shakedown” was inducted as “Best Blues Song” in the Minnesota Blues Hall Of Fame, represented by co-writers Pat Hayes & Bruce McCabe.
- In the summer of 2009, the band released a new CD called In The ‘80’s. A retrospective of sorts. The CD has a lot of the hits from their popular ‘80’s era. The CD also includes some cuts that were never released in the past.
- 2006 included trips to Key West, FL and, in June ’06, The Akureyri Blues Festival in Iceland.
- 2005 was another banner year. Our good buddy, Dan Aykroyd called again and the band played another House Of Blues Grand Opening. This time it was in Atlantic City, NJ on July 10, 2005. The Cranstons played with The Blues Brothers and Buddy Guy.
- Once again, Lamont Cranston received the 2004 Critic’s Choice AND Reader’s Choice votes for “Best Twin Cities Blues Band” by local music magazine City Pages. The Critic’s Choice vote was also awarded in 2003.
- In June 2003, the band also opened the show for good buddies Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi’s new band; “The Have Love Will Travel Revue” in St. Paul, MN.
- Aykroyd also featured the band’s 2001 double live CD Lamont Live !! on the House Of Blues Radio Show in July 2002.
- Dan Aykroyd’s quote is on our promo: “No one infects venues with the party virus quite like Pat Hayes and The Lamont Cranston Blues Band. They’ve always been my favorite.” - Elwood Blues aka Dan Aykroyd
- Bonnie Raitt also offered this quote for the band’s Roll With Me CD in 1997, and it can be used any time as well; “It’s great to hear Lamont Cranston back on the scene. Pat Hayes plays some of the baddest harp and guitar around!”