The Fridge Presents Left Lane Cruiser w/ The Meadows Brothers
whiskey soaked blues-rock
October 4, 2015 · 8:00pm
Tickets available at the door!
Left Lane Cruiser
This whiskey fueled three 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 Pete Dio on the drums and Joe Bent on Bass and Skateboard slide guitar (called the skiddley-bow). The raw blues power trio 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 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.
The Meadows Brothers
The Meadows Brothers get along pretty well, considering they’ve around each other for 19 straight years.
Sure, they still have the occasional argument about whether to listen to Tom Petty, Townes Van Zandt, or Doc Watson in the car, or what songs to put on the set list for the night’s gig, but overall, they keep it pretty cool.
So how is it that two people who have spent their entire lives together, don’t occasionally want to smack each other?
Older brother Ian, 21, has an answer. “Music. We get to play music together, and when you stop and just think about how cool that is; it’s pretty tough to get upset about any of the small stuff.”
Ian and Dustin Meadows have been playing music together for most of their lives. In 2011, they made the decision to leave the band they were playing in, and strike out on their own as a duo. Their distinct brand of roots music draws inspiration from a huge list of influences; combining Folk, Blues, Country, and Rock n’ roll genres into what The Boston Globe calls “An engagingly twangy sibling sound all their own.”
The brothers’ original songs; which they typically write together, have been praised for their emotive, relatable lyrics and memorable hooks. Several of their tunes have won awards, and been covered by international acts.
Since formation, the brothers have played hundreds of shows all over their native New England, continuing to hone their craft, and made new friends and fans along the way.
Their tours have brought them out to the Midwest and Great Lakes regions, and down the Eastern seaboard, knowing that with every show they play; they improve a little more.
While Dustin was a sophomore in high school in 2012 they released a self-titled CD, but have chosen to stay out of the studio for three years, believing that the songs needed to grow and develop by being played out night after night. A home-recorded, screen printed demo CD affectionately titled “Homegrown” served as their way of promoting their music at shows for the past year.