American alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs will perform Sept. 27, 2020 at The Big E’s Court of Honor Stage at 8pm. The show is free with Big E admission and seating is on a first come, first served basis.
10,000 Maniacs is comprised of four of the six original members. Keyboardist Dennis Drew and bassist Steven Gustafson co-founded the band in 1981. Drummer Jerry Augustyniak came along shortly afterward, and founding guitarist/singer John Lombardo, who’d never completely left the picture, was welcomed back fulltime in 2015. The two new members have long been part of the family: Mary Ramsey toured and recorded with the Maniacs as a viola player and backup singer before stepping into the front woman’s role 24 years ago. Jeff Erikson, the lead guitarist for 17 years, came in at the behest of his friend and mentor, the late Rob Buck.