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The best kept secret in music

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……Old Steel Company, the title of the latest CD from
Lazlo, makes it sound as if the Bucks County/ Central
Jersey quartet group is a remnant of the 1960s folk
scene. But while the band’s laid-back sound gives
nods to Neil Young, Bob Dylan and the Byrds, Lazlo is
equally influenced by 1990’s alt-country bands like
Son Volt and Wilco…
…If only“easy listening” meant bands like Lazlo…Lazlo
just released a strong independent CD, “Old Steel
Company,” and will play World Café Live Saturday
night…

- Matt Smith - June 10, 2005


…Add those studies to the band’s seamless harmonizing,
an affinity for older music--although Wilco, Radiohead
and Norah Jones are listed among influences--and
Thompson’s penchant for lush and literate lyrics, and
it’s a formula that makes for music that lingers well
beyond a superficial listen…

- Naila Francis - June 9, 2005


…How would you describe music that doesn’t fit into
any genre? It’s not quite indie rock, but close; not
exactly folk, but similar in some ways. Maybe try
adding some country, a little rock, three harmony
vocals, a saxophone and steel guitar, and you might
have some idea what the local band Lazlo is all
about…Attending a live performance by Lazlo is a
different and unpredictable experience. Each show has
its own individuality, depending on the mood of the
band and their interaction with the audience. There
is never a designated play list…

- Melissa Yerkov - May 25, 2005


...With amazingly rich four-part harmonies and
incredible instrumentation, Lazlo’s music is a unique
blending of alternative-country, folk, rock and
bluegrass.

- Russell Shockley - June 13 & 14, 2005


…Offering up a blend of immensely listenable
alternative-country tunes, the four members of Lazlo
could easily be offspring of Neil Young and Emmy Lou
Harris, Wilco and Lucinda Williams, or Shawn Colvin
and Michael Stipe…

- Deb Cooperman - February 3rd, 2005


…Lazlo’s contagious grooves, rich harmonies and subtle
songwriting are even better reasons. Their sound has
been described as “ethereal country” and “new folk
rock,” but the music defies a single category…

- Susan VanDonegen - October 1, 2004


Discography

"Lazlo" debut
"Old Steel Company"

www.wxpn.org philly local program 88.5 fm (philly)
www.wvia.org mixed bag program 89.9 fm (scranton)
www.wprb.com Nocturnal Transmissions 103.3 fm (princeton)

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Bio

Old Steel Company, the band’s first complete album, represents a current of friendship and desire; love and loss, which has floated down the Delaware River and into the soul of singer-songwriter Jon Thompson's Lazlo.

When you listen to Jon Thompson sing, you hear a voice that not only paints pictures with words but a voice with a warmth and sincerity rarely found in today's popular music.

Complementing his own lead vocals with guitar and woodwinds, Thompson's melodies are inspired by the rootsy harmony-rock of Neil Young, the Band and Crosby, Stills and Nash. Lazlo also cites modern artists such as Wilco and the Jay Hawks as driving forces behind their diverse yet cohesive sound.

Andy Keenan's spectacular performance ability on lead guitar and back-up vocals contribute immensely to the amazement of Lazlo's diverse audience . Additionally, Keenan lends an original, down-home sound on lap steel guitar and harmonica.

In the rythym section, J.P. Wasicko (drums) and Keith Snyder (bass) provide an energetic and rock-solid foundation for the band.

Lazlo's mezmerizing three-part harmonies and incredibly melodic instrumentation define Lazlo’s music as a unique blend of alternative-country, folk and rock, with an intelligent jazz undertone.

Old Steel Company is an invitation to Lazlo’s back porch. From this porch, you will hear tales of life and loss, the sounds of a passing river, and you will come to know a band who wants their song to live in you as it lives in them.

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