Left Lane Cruiser - The Hook and Ladder Theater3010 Minnehaha Ave Minneapolis,MN
10/18/2018 8:30 PM - 10/18/2018 10:30 PM
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.
Dustin Arbuckle & The Damnations
As a founding member of the critically-acclaimed progressive roots outfit Moreland and Arbuckle, vocalist/harmonica player Dustin Arbuckle has been working hard on the road for over a decade. After 15 years, 7 albums, and hundreds of shows across 23 countries, Moreland & Arbuckle have amicably gone their separate ways.
As one door closes, another opens, and Arbuckle is now ready to explore a wide range of music with his new project, Dustin Arbuckle & The Damnations. A musician of vast appetites, he’s long held an appreciation for traditional American music in the vein of Charley Patton as well as the cross-pollinated sounds of The Band or Stax-style soul.
The Fret Rattles
Minneapolis-based Fret Rattles already have several fine rock records under their belt but, like the rest of this bill, are best enjoyed live. They are also the curators and visionaries behind this triple-threat live recording event. The band finds a more raw, stripped down approach to the music these days, happily wearing their influences on their sleeves.