Left Lane Cruiser (from the album Shake and Bake available on Alive NaturalSound Records) (by Bryant Liggett)
Left Lane Cruiser is a band of very little middle ground and even less ambiguity. You know what you are getting with this duo as they lay a base of Blues backed by sonics of power and aggression. Lots of distortion and raw vocals, Left Lane Cruiser’s brand of the Blues on Shake and Bakea child of a punk rock upbringing. The grittiness aligns Left Lane Cruiser with the Blues purveyors of the past while ignoring Classic Rockers whose Blues came via cleanliness and slick production. Shake and Bakeis an album loaded with dirty grooves. “Two Dollar Elvis” is an opener that sweats and boogies and the Shake and Bake title track leads a party charge when guitar player and vocalist Fredrick “Joe” Evans IV declares ‘we’re here to rock and roll, hell yeah I’ll take a drink, thank you very much’.
In 2018 Left Lane Cruiser was invited to play on the Blues Train in Durango Colorado in a summer marred by a wild-fire. “Smoke Keeps Rising” is their nod to Durango and the town’s indomitable spirit despite a wildfire burning thousands of acres. Electricity and distortion is left behind on the mostly acoustic “Smooth Commander”, a pleasant reprieve from all the sonic power on steroids. Left Lane Cruiser turn the volume and ramp the power back up on “Sweat Love to Shine” opening the cut with a big Stoner Rock groove. “Detroit House Party” is a huge closer that exit Shake and Bake on a big riff plucked straight from the Michigan Rock handbook of 1976. (by Bryant Liggett)
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