Blues / rock artist Lazer Lloyd was born in New York and raised in Madison, Connecticut by a musicloving, guitar playing father with an extensive record collection of blues, folk, rock, and jazz. Lloyd’s upbringing would lead to a style that incorporated all of these influences into his emotive blues. He was playing lead guitar along the East Coast with his band Legacy by age 15. He started singing and writing songs while a music major at Skidmore College in upstate New York, where he studied under the tutelage of musicians including jazz bassist Milt Hinton and Blood, Sweat & Tears’ Randy Brecker. After graduating, he formed the Last Mavericks and had a brief dalliance with Atlantic Records, who planned to take him to Nashville. Instead, he was moved to accept an invitation by singer/songwriter Shlomo Carlebach (aka Reb Shlomo) to go to Israel after they played a show together in Manhattan.
Arriving in his adopted country in 1994, he joined the psychedelic jam band Reva L’Sheva (under his Hebrew name Eliezer Blumen) and spent the next ten years touring and recording with them until he self-released his solo debut album, the folk-rock-influenced Higher Ground, in 2004. He then established the roots rock trio Yood, which issued Passin’ Over in 2007 and Real People in 2008 and followed that with tours in Israel and across the states.
In 2011 he released the acoustic Lazer Lloyd Unplugged, Blues in Tel Aviv, and a collection of Hebrew songs titled Haneshama. My Own Blues followed in 2012 and was named best blues album in that year by the Israeli Blues Society and sent to the Memphis International Blues Competition which raised awareness of Lazer’s music in the blues community and led to Blues Leaf Records issuing an acoustic Lazer Lloyd album, Lost on the Highway in 2013. He has expanded his touring in North America to almost monthly and in the summer of 2015, and released a self-titled electric album, Lazer Lloyd, on the Chicago-based Lots of Love Records label.
TICKETS: $10 ($8 w/ ISU Student ID) in advance | $2 increase day of show
— This will be a seated show —
for more information, visit http://www.sub.iastate.edu/calendar/lazer-lloyd-seated-show/