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Lazer Lloyd has created a powerful and unique blend of roots rock, Americana, folk, country and blues. The international recording artist, singer-songwriter and guitarist sings about life’s struggle for love, meaning, and the strength to hang on and discover joy along the way. His warm connection with each audience makes every show a new journey with acoustic heart and electric fire… Lazer Lloyd debuts at Staley’s Pub on Tuesday, July 16. Doors open at 8:00 PM.
Tickets are $5 at the door.
Lazer says he is addicted to guitars and people – touring incessantly up and down North America and abroad as well, meeting people, listening to their life stories, absorbing their struggles and victories. His tour often includes special stops in the hometown of fans who are battling serious illness, or tragic loss, where Lazer performs to connect and empower them on their journey.
Lazer Lloyd may earn his living as a touring musician, winning praise from veteran music writers and major festival founders, but to his fans he is so much more. Part guru, part storyteller – he uses his music and words to touch, inspire, encourage, and lift anyone who needs it. The love comes back through copious public and private correspondence.
Lazer Lloyd’s Summer 2019 release “Help Is On It’s Way” takes his recorded music to a new level featuring 13 original tracks focusing on Lazer’s heart penetrating songwriting. “Help Is On It’s Way” was produced by Eric Paul (Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt, Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson etc) at Ricky Skaggs Studio in Nashville featuring (Michael Rojas on keyboards, Michael Spriggs on rhythm guitar, Eddie Bayers on drums, and bass players Mark Fain and Eli Beaird). The brilliant band created by Eric and led by Lazer Lloyd produced music that is sheer heaven. To complete the album, Lazer found inspiration in the red dirt of Oklahoma and Texas working with many times Grammy nominated Chris Bell (Don Henley, Eagles, Erykah Badu, Luther Dickinson, Eric Johnson etc) at Billy Crockett’s Blue Rock Studios in Wimberley with a group of young Tulsa musicians. The sound achieved by Chris is warm and real and soul transforming.
“Lazer Lloyd is a remarkable performer but even more, he has a magical charisma and aura on stage that is both wonderful and unique. He lit up our crowd at the Mammoth Festival with great songs, incendiary guitar, an amazing presence and message.” Jim Vanko , Co-Producer 23rd Annual Festival at Mammoth Lakes
“Fasten your seatbelts!” wrote 1970s Rolling Stone rock music sage Gary von Tersch of the self-titled “Lazer Lloyd” CD. He added, “I’m impressed by Lazer’s tight compositions”, “deeply expressive writing, plangent vocals and crackerjack guitar and harmonica”.
“Razor sharp guitar and exuberant vocals.” Downbeat
“Lloyd’s guitar skills are impeccable, with a rich, deep vocal delivery…a consummate musician, writer, and storyteller” Don & Sheryl Crow (Nashville Blues Society)
Vintage Guitar magazine featured him as a talent to watch showing off his chops on “tough blues-rockers, soul ballads, and funky Hendrix-inspired rock”.
Elmore Magazine´s Jim Hynes compares Lazer to “Santana at his best” Canadian music & arts veteran writer, Bob Mersereau calls him “Muddy Waters on electric steroids.”
More at http://www.lazerlloyd.live/