Big Cam & the Lifters has been playing extremely danceable roots rock-and-roll music for more than 25 years throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia and D.C.
Starting in the back rooms of a car dealership unwilling to spring for a band for its Christmas party, sometimes it seemed there were more Big Cams than Lifters.
Perhaps the closest the band came to having a consensus Big Cam was Lorenzo T. Howard, the lead singer who passed away 2009 at the age of 70.
Over the years there have been more than two dozen full-time members, with an additional 30-plus fill-ins.
The current lineup is the strongest ever, with longtime members Teresa Moore on bass and vocals, Bob Grover on piano and vocals, and Bill Gray on drums. Relatively new member Sam Miller (eight years) plays killer guitar and sings. Newer yet is Teddy "Bear" Dennis (two years) on sax, flute and vocals.