Contention was founded in 2011 and consists of Calvin Deters on guitar and vocals, Colby Deters on guitar and vocals, Lawrence Gwost on drums, and Minnesota Max on bass guitar.  Each of the four members posess rich music roots and a youthful drive for playing. The band makes itself at home at bars, ballrooms, and street dances. Also, they enjoy playing opening acts and many other public and private events. Contention delivers a hot country rock sound covering a variety of modern and classic rock, country, and pop hits. These guys turn heads with a warm, energetic performance and do so in a genuine down-to-earth fashion.


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