Smokehouse is an all-pro band from Minnesota, constantly on tour throughout Middle America. Featuring blazing instrumentals and strong vocal harmonies, this is a group that was born to boogie.

A top flight act with a diverse song collection, Smokehouse can satisfy practically any audience, and their down-home personalities have earned them a reputation as some of the most likable guys in the business. They carry high tech, modern production and are right at home in venues of almost any size. Get ready for a red hot, smokin’ entertainment experience, because that’s what Smokehouse is all about! 

Randy Bauer is a master of many instruments, primarily keyboards, saxophone, and accordion. He grew up in Blackduck, Minnesota, and started playing music at the age of eight. By the time he was 15 he had made music a full-fledged career. He remembers having to sit on stage during breaks because he was too young to be in the club. Out of high school he went on the road full time with several acts, including Macarthur Park, a funk band out of Washington, D.C. He also started his own two-piece band called 2′s Company, a show band that played five-piece rooms. His talent has led him to perform as a member of several national groups such as The Shirelles, The Coasters, Tommy Roe, Sha Na Na, and the Drifters just to name a few. He also has provided production and sound for many national acts, including Gary Allan, Ronnie Milsap, Merle Haggard, Staind, and many others. His abilities as a composer gave him the opportunity to score the movie Bemidji Between the Wars 1918-1941. He brings the boogie-woogie funk edge to the Smokehouse band’s wildly varied sound, allowing them to please a wide variety of musical tastes. 

Andrew Thompson, a native of Greensboro, NC, lays down the bass grooves for Smokehouse. Drew began playing music at an early age, coming from a musical family in which his grandfather and mother both played piano, exposing him to all types of music, from classical to jazz to Motown. His professional career started in the late ’90s, when he became bass player in the orchestra at Hunter Hills Baptist Church in Greensboro. Since then he has toured and played worldwide, including in musicals such as Jesus Christ Superstar, performing with the orchestra and show band on several Royal Caribbean ships, and two tours performing for US troops in South Korea. Since 2008 he has worked very closely with Swamp Dog recording artist Wilson Williams, who is a member of The Platters. He has also worked with Glen Leonard and The Temptations, Joe Billingslea’s Contours, The Supremes, Clyde McPhatter and The Legend of the Drifters, and The Marvelettes, just to name a few. He recently finished a series of collaborations in Whitehorse, Yukon with Juno award winning drummer Ed White and guitarist Manfred Janssen on various blues projects, including occasional live shows. Andrew met Randy Bauer in 2001 and they have maintained a musical and personal relationship ever since. The only way Andrew knows how to do it is “keep it on the one.” 

Pete Humphreys has been playing drums for 25 years. He started his career in music in the United States Marine Corps with the FMF Pac Band in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. During his stint in the Corps (1989-1993) he played for two Presidents and traveled to Australia to play Sidney’s Royal Easter Show. After the Corps, Pete was based in Minneapolis, playing professionally on the road and locally. In 1996 he moved to Bemidji, MN to attend Bemidji State University (1996-2002). While majoring in music he led the Red Line Swingers pep band and received two prestigious scholarships. Pete continues to play and teach in the area. He is delighted to be back on the road with such a talented cast. Buckle up! 

Christopher “Chris” Cornish has been playing the guitar for twenty-five years and twenty of those have included live performance. Highlights of Chris’ career include performing with internationally recognized recording artist Ray Sawyer of Dr.Hook, Grammy-winning bassist and producer Trae Pierce of The Ohio Players, and The Blind Boys of Alabama. Chris has opened for numerous recording artists such as Randy Bachman of The Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive, Blackhawk, Josh Turner, David Allan Coe, and Pat Travers to name a few. From country honky tonks to stages halfway around the world, Chris has continued to hone his craft and endeavors to bring guitar-rich performances to the stage with each performance.

Rockin’ Country / Top 40

A Little More Country – Easton Corbin 

All About Tonight – Blake Shelton

All You Ever Do – Mavericks

Amarillo By Morning – George Strait

Amazed – Lonestar

Baby Likes To Rock It – Tractors

Beer For My Horses – Toby Keith

Better Man – Clint Black

Big Green Tractor – Jason Aldean

Birmingham – Tracy Byrd

Black Sheep – John Anderson

Bluest Eyes In Texas – Restless Heart

Boot Scootin’ Boogie – Brooks & Dunn

Born To Boogie – Hank Williams, Jr.

Boys Around Here – Blake Shelton

Burn That Bridge – Brooks & Dunn

Cadillac Ranch – Chris LeDoux

Chattahoochie – Alan Jackson

Chicken Fried – Zac Brown Band

Country Girl – Luke Bryan

Cowgirls Don’t Cry – George Strait

Crazy Over You – Radney Foster

Dumas Walker – Kentucky Headhunters

Dixieland Delight – Alabama

Drift Away – Uncle Cracker

Fast As You – Dwight Yoakam

Fishing In the Dark – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Friends In Low Places – Garth Brooks

Guitars, Cadillacs – Dwight Yoakam

Honey Bee – Blake Shelton

Hummingbird – Restless Heart

Husbands and Wives – Brooks & Dunn

I Don’t Even Know Your Name – Alan Jackson

If Tomorrow Never Comes – Garth Brooks

I Love This Bar – Toby Keith

I’m Gonna Miss Her – Brad Paisley

I Sang Dixie – Dwight Yoakam

I Wanna Talk About Me – Toby Keith

I Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You – Keith Urban

Just Call Me Lonesome – Radney Foster

Killing Time – Clint Black

Ladies Love Country Boys – Trace Adkins

Little Sister – Dwight Yoakam

Liza Jane – Vince Gill

Mercury Blues – Alan Jackson

Mirror, Mirror – Diamond Rio

Much Too Young – Garth Brooks

My Home’s In Alabama

My Love – Little Texas

Neon Moon – Brooks & Dunn

Oh, Lonesome Me – Kentucky Headhunters

Oh Me, Oh My – Diamond Rio

Old Enough To Know Better – Wade Hayes

One More Day – Diamond Rio

One More Drinking Song – Jerrod Nieman

Pearl Snaps – Jason Boland

Pop A Top – Alan Jackson

Redneck Girl – Bellamy Brothers

Reggae Cowboy – Bellamy Brothers

She Wants To Rock – Warren Brothers

Should Have Been A Cowboy – Toby Kieth

Smoke A Little Smoke – Eric Church

Somebody Like You – Keith Urban

Something About a Truck – Kip Moore

Straight Tequila Night – John Anderson

Summertime Blues – Alan Jackson

Super Love – Exile

The Chair – George Strait

The Cowboy Rides Away – George Strait

The Dance – Garth Brooks

The Fireman – George Strait

The World – Brad Paisley

Third Rate Romance – Sammy Kershaw

Toes – Zac Brown Band

Too Much Fun – Daryle Singletary

Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show

Walk Softly – Kentucky Headhunters

Watermelon Crawl – Tracy Byrd

Where Am I Gonna Live – Billy Ray Cyrus

Wrapped Around – Brad Paisley

Boogie / Swing / Oldies / Classic Country

Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens – Asleep At the Wheel 

Almost Like a Song – Ronnie Milsap

Always Late – Lefty Frizzel

Always On My Mind – Willie Nelson

Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On – Mel McDaniel

Beer Barrel Polka – Frankie Yankovic

Big City – Merle Haggard

Blue Skirt Waltz – Hank Thompson

Boogie Back To Texas – Asleep At the Wheel

Cajun Baby – Doug Kershaw

Choo Choo Ch’ Boogie – Asleep At the Wheel

Chug-a-Lug – Roger Miller

Crystal Chandelier – Charlie Pride

Dance With Who Brung You – Asleep At the Wheel

Don’t Be Angry – Stonewall Jackson

Don’t Close Your Eyes – Keith Whitley

Driving My Life Away – Eddie Rabbitt

Family Tradition – Hank Williams, Jr.

Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash

For the Good Times – Ray Price

Get Rhythm – Johhny Cash

Good Hearted Woman – Waylon Jennings

Highway 40 Blues – Ricky Scaggs

House of Blue Lights – Asleep At the Wheel

Houston – Gatlin Brothers

If We Make It Through December – Merle Haggard

I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry – Hank Williams

In Heaven There Is No Beer – Frankie Yankovic

Is Anybody Going To San Antone – Charlie Pride

I Think I’ll Just stay Here and Drink – Merle Haggard

I Walk the Line – Johnny Cash

Just Because – Frankie Yankovic

Kiss An Angel Good Morning – Charlie Pride

Last Date – Floyd Cramer

Let’s Chase Each Other Around the Room – Merle Haggard

Louisiana Saturday Night – Mel McDaniel

Make the World Go Away – Eddy Arnold

Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffett

Miles and Miles Of Texas – Asleep At the Wheel

My Toot Toot – Doug Kershaw

Okie From Muskogee – Merle Haggard

Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line – Waylon Jennings

On the Road Again – Willie Nelson

Rainy Day Women – Waylon Jennings

Ring Of Fire – Johnny Cash

Roll In My Sweet Baby’s Arms – Flatt & Scruggs

Roly Poly – Asleep At the Wheel

Route 66 – Asleep At the Wheel

San Antonio Rose – Asleep At the Wheel

Seeds and Stems – Commander Cody

She Thinks I Still Care – Ronnie Milsap

Silver Wings – Merle Haggard

Six Days On the Road – Dave Dudley

Stand On It – Mel McDaniel

Stand Up – Mel McDaniel

Statue Of a Fool – Jack Greene

Take Me Back To Tulsa – Asleep At the Wheel

Texas Boogie – Dale Watson

The Fugitive – Merle Haggard

The Race Is On – George Jones

Tick Tock Polka – Frankie Yankovic

Together Again – Buck Owens

Too Fat Polka – Frankie Yankovic

Two Dollars In the Jukebox – Eddie Rabbitt

Working Man Blues – Merle Haggard

Yakety Sax – Boots Randolph

Classic / Party Rock

A Fool for Your Stockings – ZZ Top 

American Band – Grand Funk

At the Hop – Danny and the Juniors

Bad Bad Leroy Brown – Jim Croce

Bad Case of Loving You – Robert Palmer

Bang a Gong – T. Rex

Beast of Burden – Rolling Stones

Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers – ZZ Top

Black Magic Woman – Santana

Blue Suede Shoes – Carl Perkins

Breakup Song – Greg Khin

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones

Can’t You See – Marshall Tucker Band

Chantilly Lace – Big Bopper

Cherry Bomb – John Mellencamp

China Grove – Doobie Brothers

Centerfold – J. Geils Band

Do You Love Me – Contours

Earth Angel – Penguins

Evil Ways – Santana

Feeling All Right – Joe Cocker

Flip, Flop and Fly – Bill Haley

Footloose – Blake Shelton

Freeze Frame – J. Geils Band

Gimme Three Steps – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Green River – CCR

Harbor Lights – Platters

Hard To Handle – Black Crowes

Heart and Soul – Huey Lewis

Heart of Rock and Roll – Huey Lewis

Hey Bartender – Blues Brothers

Honky Tonk Woman – Rolling Stones

Hurt So Good – John Mellencamp

I Know a Little – Lynyrd Skynyrd

I Want a New Drug – Huey Lewis

Jailhouse Rock – Elvis

Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry

Jump – Van Halen

Keep Your Hands To Yourself – Georgia Satellites

La Grange – ZZ Top

Let It Ride – BTO

Long Train Runnin’ – Doobie Brothers

Maniac – Michael Sembello

Miss You – Rolling Stones

Mony Mony – Billy Idol

Moondance – Van Morrison

Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett

My Life – Billy Joel

Never Been Any Reason – Head East

Never Been To Spain – Three Dog Night

Oh Boy – Buddy Holly

Old Time Rock and Roll – Bob Seger

Only You – Platters

On the Dark Side – John Cafferty

Paranoid – Black Sabbath

Peggy Sue – Buddy Holly

Pink Cadillac – Bruce Springsteen

Pretty Woman – Van Halen

Proud Mary – CCR

Riding the Storm Out – REO

Roadhouse Blues – Doors

Rockin’ Robin – Bobby Day

Roll Over Beethoven – Chuck Berry

Roll With It – Steve Winwood

Runaround Sue – Dion

Runaway – Dion

Satisfaction – Rolling Stones

Sharp Dressed Man – ZZ Top

Shout – Isley Brothers

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes – Platters

Smoke On the Water – Deep Purple

Some Kind of Wonderful – Grand Funk

South’s Gonna Do It Again – Charlie Daniels

Stepping Out – Joe Jackson

Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams

Sunshine of Your Love – Cream

Suzy Q – CCR

Sweet Emotion – Aerosmith

Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Taking Care of Business – BTO

The Bird – Trashmen

The Kid Is Hot Tonight – Loverboy

The Wanderer – Dion

They Call Me the Breeze – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Too Much Time On My Hands – Styx

Tush – ZZ Top

Walk of Life – Dire Straits

Walk This Way – Aerosmith

What’s Your Name – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Whipping Post – Allman Brothers

Whirly Girl – OXO

White Room – Cream

Whole Lot of Shakin’ – Jerry Lee Lewis

Wipeout – Surfaris

You May Be Right – Billy Joel

You Send Me – Sam Cooke

Your Mama Don’t Dance – Loggins & Messina

You’ve Got Another Thing Coming – Judas Priest

Motown / R & B / Soul

1 2 3 4 – Coolio 

Back In Love Again – LTD

Beat It – Michael Jackson

Best Of My Love – Emotions

Big Boss Man – Jimmy Reed

Billie Jean – Michael Jackson

Boogie Shoes – K.C. and the Sunshine Band

Brick House – Commodores

Can’t Get Enough – Barry White

Celebration – Kool and the Gang

Cold Shot – Stevie Ray Vaughan

Couldn’t Stand the Weather – Stevie Ray Vaughan

Damn Right I Got the Blues – Buddy Guy

Disco Inferno – Tramps

Don’t Stop – Michael Jackson

Early In the Morning – B.B. King

Easy – Commodores

Everyday People – Sly and the Family Stone

Fire – Jimi Hendrix

Fire – Ohio Players

Foxy Lady – Jimi Hendrix

Funkytown – Lipps, Inc.

Get Ready – Temptations

Get the Funk Out Of My Face – Brothers Johnson

Get Up Offa That Thing – James Brown

Give It To Me Baby – Rick James

Going Down – Jeff Beck / Freddie King

Got Your Money – Ol’ Dirty Bastard

Heard It Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye

Hound Dog – Big Mama Thornton

I Feel Good – James Brown

I’d Rather Go Blind – Etta James

If the House Is Rockin’ – Stevie Ray Vaughan

I’ll Take You There – Staple Singers

I’m Your Boogie Man – K.C. and the Sunshine Band

Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

Jump, Jive and Wail – Brian Setzer

Just My Imagination – Temptations

Kansas City – Wilbur Harrison

Killing Floor – Jimi Hendrix

Laying In the Alley – Tinsley Ellis

Let Me Go Home, Whiskey – Kenny Wayne Sheppard

Let’s Stay Together – Al Green

Let the Good Times Roll – B.B. King

Linda Lou – Ralph Turner

Little Wing – Jimi Hendrix

Love Shack – B-52s

Love Train – O’Jays

Mary Had a Little Lamb – Stevie Ray Vaughan

Masquerade – George Benson

Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett

Milkshake – Missy Elliot

Mr. Magic – Grover Washington

My Prerogative – Bobby Brown

One Way Out – Allman Brothers

Papa Was a Rolling Stone – Temptations

Pick Up the Pieces – Average White Band

Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry

Pride and Joy – Stevie Ray Vaughan

Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix

Rainy Night In Georgia – Brook Benton

Red Beans – Snooks Eaglin

Red House – Jimi Hendrix

Rock Me Baby – B.B. King

Sex Machine – James Brown

Shake, Rattle and Roll – Jeff Healey

Shake Your Booty – K.C. and the Sunshine Band

Shake Your Booty Down – Jackson 5

Soul Man – Sam and Dave

Southbound – Allman Brothers

Standing On Shaky Ground – Delbert McClinton

Statesboro Blues – Allman Brothers

Strokin’ – Clarence Carter

Super Freak – Rick James

Superstition – Stevie Wonder

Sweet Melissa – Allman Brothers

Texas Flood – Stevie Ray Vaughan

The Thrill Is Gone – B.B. King

The Wind Cries Mary – Jimi Hendrix

Tore Down – Eric Clapton / Freddie King

Walking the Dog – Rufus Thomas

Whip It – Dazz Band

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

YMCA – Village People

You Dropped A Bomb On Me – Gap Band

Zoot Suit Riot – Cherry Poppin’ Daddies