High Noon Saloon presents:
Left Lane Cruiser, White Trash Blues Revival, John the Conqueror
701A E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI, 53703
This event is 21 and over
Left Lane Cruiser
This whiskey fueled two-man frenzy of blues-driven rock’n’roll noise straight from Fort Wayne, Indiana promise to hit you like a shock wave and show you a foot-stompin’ good time. Left Lane Cruiser is comprised of Joe Evans on slide guitar and vocals with Brenn Beck on one big-ass bass drum, harmonica and a toolbox full of percussive gear. The raw blues duo of LLC have practiced through thick and thin to hone a sound unlike any other and have been together long enough to have previously released a couple of self-produced EPs. “Let your soul drive what you do” is the premise of their music, “give it all you got, and everything is an instrument: trash cans, paint trays, hubcaps, ladders, you name it."
Learning their craft by playing at house parties, at the corner streets of their home town, and rehearsing in a heatless garage, they have developed their personal take on the North Mississippi Hill Country sound. They have toured relentlessly, sharing the stage with artists such as Robert Belfour, Black Diamond Heavies, Hillstomp, and Chris Cotton among others. They have also appeared at the infamous Deep Blues festival in River Falls Wisconsin in 2007.
“Bring Yo’ Ass To The Table” is the culmination of everything these boys have experienced as a band during the four years of their existence, it’s “greasy hot, shaved dry, and crazier than your smokin’ methed-up ex-girlfriend who keeps singin’ 'Down By The River I Shot My Baby’ thru a two-dollar pawn shop mic she jerry-rigged thru that ol’ gunshot black & white TV in the backyard and dedicating it to you with love m*therf*cker” to quote Deep Blues guru Rick Saunders.
In September 2008 Left Lane Cruiser embarked on their first European Tour. The first few shows were cancelled due to issues with passports upon initially arriving in the UK, forcing the two members to return to the United States for several days. Problems with passport were then resolved and Left Lane Cruiser resumed the tour.
Their third album, All You Can Eat, was released on Alive Records, September 15, 2009.
The band released its fourth album on March 1, 2011, on Alive Records, some of which was recorded with the John Wesley Myers, the keyboard player for the Black Diamond Heavies, also signed to Alive Records.
White Trash Blues Revival
A bunch of cardboard, duct tape, a trash can, a couple buckets, a busted ass skateboard and a bunch of hollerin' and you have the White Trash Blues Revival.
Joe Bent plays the first ever fully functional skiddely-bo... and he plays the hell out of if too! The skiddely-bo, a diddly-bo, of his own design created out of a skateboard, a red stripe bottle, and two guitar strings grind out the dirtiest of the delta blues. A 2x4 for support, a simple broken guitar pick-up and a Marshall half-stack completes the sludgy delta sound.
Ol' Sausage Paw, you may know him from a little blues rock outfit known as Left Lane Cruiser. Well, he decided to put away his real drum kit and bring out his garbage. OSP or Brenn as others might know him bangs the shit out of a cardboard box, a paint tin, a trash can and an electrified 5 gallon bucket.
Rounding out the group is Ando on his Gutbucket Bass of Death. After stealing his mama's wash bucket and drilling a hole in the bottom Ando went months without washing his clothes.
Dirty Pete Diva started playing with the group to fill in for Ol' Sausage Paw when he was playing rockstar with his other band. Pete brings his old school punk energy blasting out hip hop beats on his trusty 13 year old keg still half full of stale beer.
John the Conqueror
In December 2010, Mike sold his bass and bought a drum kit. Pierre bought a cheap microphone and plugged it into a practice amp. Like their good ol’ days growing up in Jackson, Mississippi, they were playing the blues! Within weeks of forming their two-piece juke group, they met Ryan Lynn. The friendship came immediately and once Ryan picked up the bass, the music quickly followed. By combining musical elements from the genres they loved, the songs poured out in an inspired fury. Only three months after meeting, they chose the name of the folkloric slave hero, John the Conqueror, and took to the stage playing their own blend of the southern rock from their childhoods, the punk of their adolescence and the blues and soul they had always held closely. With a little help from the fabled John the Conqueror magical powers, Patrick Boiselle (Alive Naturalsound Records) signed the eleven-month-old group after seeing a video of the first song they’d written, “Ain’t Comin Home.”
With their October 2012 self-titled release, John the Conqueror resurrected a forgotten tale and added to that mythos. Blues Matters! Magazine (UK) says, 'This debut is dependable, solid and timeless.' About the lead single, Brian Mansfield of USA Today writes: 'Time To Go: This raw, bluesy old-school soul track is just one of many gems on this Philadelphia trio's debut album.' Vinyl Under Review adds, 'John the Conqueror's music is loaded with attitude, but not a speck of pretension. This is no frills, from the gut rock and roll and the impact is immediate.'
Recently, the three returned to Retrocity Studios to record their second album. "Once Upon A Time" will be released in January 2014, and if they have a little magic left, the world may yet know the legend of John the Conqueror.