The Fridge Left Lane Cruiser w/ Mad Kings
September 10, 2016 · 8:30pm
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 (Freddy J IV) on slide guitar and vocals and Pete Dio on the drums. The raw blues power 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, Buckwheat Zydeco, T-Model Ford, Bob Log III, Kenny Brown, Cedric Burnside, Scott H. Biram,The Black Diamond Heavies, The Dictators, Hillstomp, and Chris Cotton among others. They have also appeared at the Deep Blues Festival multiple years.
“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.
Mad Kings approach both their recordings and live concerts with an electricity and swagger reminiscent of the worlds most beloved rock bands. Mad Kings is timeless but never dated, The music is a blend of Progressive and Classic Rock with a hint of Jam, evident in the guitar solos and the virtuosity of the rhythm section. Their music is pulsing and indefatigable. Mad Kings band members are palpably talented , “musicians-musicians,” and the songs are unique and characteristic of Mad Kings. Power Trip is the lead off single to Mad Kings 1st EP Throne Room. Throne Room is an adrenaline rush of original rock material produced by Tony Shimkin (Nine Inch Nails, Paul McCartney) and Grammy winning Engineer John Seymour (Santana, Chris Whitley, TSO). The EP has worldwide digital and physical distribution. Mad Kings second Ep use set for world wide release in 2017