After being assembled for a makeshift pickup gig in early 2009, the idea of a group based around the talents of Matt Sztyber (guitar, lead vocals), and Dan Lawlor (percussion, vocals) began to emerge… A idea for a band that put the music and the performance first, and let everything else fall where it may. Paying homage to the blues greats of yesterday and today, the All Out Blues Band was born. With the able assistance of John M Shaughnessy on bass guitar and Mike Huffman on organ/keys, the All Out Blues Band has been performing all across the Carolinas for over 3 years. The band has built upon a strong initial showing, and now performs regularly 8-10 times per month in and around the Charlotte area. In early 2012, All Out Acoustic was born – with the same great All Out sound, at a fraction of the volume of an amplified band. You have to see it to believe it! All Out’s blend of dance-able blues, rock, and soul music has been making its way into the hearts and ears of fans all across the Carolinas. There’s no filler, and nonsense. We only know one way to play – All Out, All the time!!