Band Bios

Lloyd McCarter
Lloyd McCarter – Guitar. Lead Vocals.  Honky Tonk Inspiration
Growing up in a musical family, Lloyd McCarter is well-steeped in honky-tonk music. Starting at the age of eight, Lloyd began playing in the family band. By the age of 18, he was touring with the FortyTwenty band, playing the pedal steel guitar.

After cutting his teeth in the honky-tonks of the Midwest, Lloyd has now taken it upon himself to bring back the days of the Country Hero that have been lost and almost forgotten.



Mike McCracken – Guitars. Lap Steel. Vocals. Rockabilly Energy

Mike McCracken

Mike comes to the band with over twenty-five years of professional playing, recording and touring experience. Mike has performed with such “hall of fame” artists as: Hank Thompson, Jack Greene, Charlie Daniels, as well as many of today’s top acts such as Big and Rich, Chris Young. Slide/steel guitar is what Mike calls his number one love and his over-the-top style has been compared to such artists as Junior Brown, Ben Harper and David Lindley. Mike has also honed his style in live venues and studio sessions while living in Nashville, TN.

With Lloyd McCarter and the Honky Tonk Revival band, Mike blends his Midwestern roadhouse-rockabilly ferocity and passion for live performance to play true to each genre the band covers. Mike offers a unique addition to the band by playing lead on his telecaster as well as having a steel guitar on stage and switches back and forth during a song.


Lern Tilton

Lern Tilton – Slapping Bass. Vocals. Hillbilly attitude and positive energy
Loren Tilton aka Lern T comes to the band with over twenty years of professional experience. Loren played with many punk rock bands in the early eighties, but has always loved good country music. In 2001 He and David Wilson formed the Fortytwenty band and toured the Midwest playing with acts like Jason Boland, BR549, Wayne Handcock, Junior Brown. After Fortytwenty, Loren lived and played in California and Texas before returning to Lincoln to join the Honky Tonk Revival.

Loren has always “done it for the music” and brings raw energy to the band in addition to the doghouse bass and harmony vocals. He always wears a smile on his face. There’s never a dull moment with Lern T on stage.



Gary Herrman – Drums. Driving grooveness Gary Herrman
Gary hails from the Pacific Northwest. Studied music at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. Spent years on the road performing in many different musical situations from Canada to Nashville to Las Vegas. Gary ended up in Lincoln, NE a few years back. He then met Lloyd and the two of them have played together in several incarnations of the Honky Tonk Revival group, but this current line up is the hottest!

With extensive road and studio experience, and spending 2 years performing in Nashville, TN, Gary brings a versatile and broad musical perspective to the Honky Tonk Revival band.