Beanland was founded in Oxford, Mississippi in 1985 by guitarists Bill McCrory and George McConnell, with Adam Stoll on drums and harmonica.
After some early shuffling, the band’s line-up consisted of McConnell and McCrory on guitar, John “JoJo” Hermann on keyboards, Ron Lewis on bass, and Harry Peel on drums.
The band recorded a self-titled debut album in 1991 and toured extensively, mainly around the South and Southwest, playing blues-oriented rock as part of the nascent early-1990s jamband renaissance.
Shortly after the album’s release, keyboardist John “JoJo” Hermann left Beanland to join Widespread Panic. McConnell kept Beanland alive briefly as a four-piece with a much-altered line-up, and recorded a follow-up album in 1992, but the band dissolved soon after.
George McConnell later joined JoJo Hermann in Widespread Panic, serving as that band’s lead guitarist from 2002-2006.
This full length concert video is from November 12, 1992.