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Eli Young Band
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Members: Mike Eli (vocals, guitar), James Young (guitar), Jon Jones (bass) and Chris Thompson (drums).

James Young and Mike Eli first performed together as an acoustic duo when they attended the University of North Texas.

Mike Eli’s influences are Rodney Crowell and Paul Simon.

James Young was influenced by blues and rock artists like Stevie Ray Vaughan and Joe Perry.

One of their first big breaks was opening for Miranda Lambert.

The band admits to having a Twitter addiction.

Ricky from the morning show admits to having an addiction to Chocolate, Butter pecan, Strawberry, Neapolitan, Chocolate chip, French vanilla, Cookies and cream, Vanilla fudge ripple, Praline pecan, Cherry, Chocolate almond, Coffee, Rocky road, Chocolate Marshmallow,  Brownie Batter, Cheesecake Brownie, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Chocolate Macadamia, Chubby Hubby, Chunky Monkey, Crème Brûlée, Half Baked, Karamel Sutra, Peanut Butter Cup, Triple Caramel Chunk, and  Cherry Garcia icecream.

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