One of our Top 20 Blues Albums of 2015! Some people are born to play the guitar, some are born to play the blues. Lazer Lloyd was born to do both – but his primary motivation is to reach people. “I’ll heal you, you heal me. Everybody’s got the blues. When we got them together, it all works out.” he says on one of his videos. And he certainly reaches out and connects, putting it all out there. Straightforward and honest lyrics drenched in rich blues, the album and the man challenges our stereotypes of rockin’ blues musicians and delivers his musical convictions with strength. Give the moving song called Never Give Up a listen.
Lazer Lloyd is a genre-defying artist whose self-titled CD on Lots of Love Records topped the blues-rock charts through the summer of 2015 bringing comparisons to Santana at his best from Elmore Magazine’s sage Jim Hynes and “Muddy Waters on electric steroids” from veteran Canadian music & arts journalist, Bob Mersereau. Downbeat Magazine praised Lazer’s “exuberant vocals and razor sharp guitar”. 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”.
Whether smoking hot or meditative, Lloyd’s unique style is forged through the white-hot furnace of his three insatiable loves: songwriting, guitar, and communicating with the audience. At the core he notes is, “Blues, roots rock, folk, it’s real; it’s about everyone’s life story and it heals.”
Lazer Lloyd was born in New York and raised in Connecticut surrounded by his father’s jazz and blues records. Family trips to jazz festivals and concerts, including Santana and Stevie Ray Vaughan, inspired him to follow a musician’s path.
Bluesmusicfan.com is thrilled with its partnership with 60minuten.net and it’s founder Viktor Büttner. A new blues interview will be broadcast every week on Sundays at 1:15 PM eastern. Our own DJane Cheyanne will be co-hosting the live interviews with Viktor for The 60minuten Blues Interview. They will feature today’s top blues musicians and brand-new blues bands who are creating exciting new music for us to listen to (and broadcast!). We are particularly excited that we are providing an opportunity for our listeners to ask/submit questions of the artist during the live interviews! Keep your eyes on the blog and our social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook for the upcoming interview announcements.