LEMON SQUEEZERS

LEMON SQUEEZERS

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The Lemonsqueezers (mostly a bunch of old guys) are living their second childhood and having a "Blast". Playing cover tunes from Blues, Classic and Southern Rock to R & B styles there is something for everyone. Very few slow songs so - LOOK OUT!

Biography

THE LEMONSQUEEZERS STORY:

In late 1999 the turn of the century was about to happen. Late one night Lee and Larry were nursing some spirits (Bud Lite & Miller Lite) and professing their love of "Blues Music". One of them said (can’t recall which one) "lets' learn to play Blues Music".

Lee started Harp (harmonica) lessons at UAB in Birmingham and Larry started taking Guitar lessons from a guy in a Blues Band in Snellville.

On the weekends Lee and Larry would "Jam" together at “The Jook”, a building behind Larry's house to keep Harleys in.

By and by other musicians begin to show up and join in the "Jams" and party with the boys. “The Jook” became the neighborhood bar and meeting place for the Loganville PD.

One Saturday night The Jook was rocking and the Walton Cycle Club stopped by to listen and party. Before they left they had hired the band to perform at a Club party for money.

Well, the band had to have a name - Lee says we are L.L. Lemonsqueezer (guess what L. & L. stood for?)

L.L. Lemonsqueezer started performing out at different places - sometimes for money and sometimes for fun. "We're gettin' miles and exposure,” said Larry.

As the band became more popular Larry kept picking money from his money tree and investing in the band. The time had come to be a marketing machine. After discussion with the band it was decided to be more marketable to shorten the name to: LEMONSQUEEZERS

T-Shirts were ordered, Koozies printed, and a trailer bought and lettered. The amount of gigs increased and a studio CD was accomplished.

Larry says " You haven't managed anything until you have managed a band of musicians".

It has been over 3 years since the band started playing out, we have been through several band members and added a few. Stephen Mann, the youngest member of the band and keyboard player, has brought a world of talent for arranging the music and directing stage performances.

The music, all cover tunes, has evolved into a variety of themes, which is reflective of the levels of musical interests in the band. It is still steeped in The Blues, as it will always be.

2005 has been the greatest year yet and all of us in the band dedicate the year to our spouses, families, and friends that support us.

Larry Jenkins

Set List

Our Catalog is over 60 Songs – No Orginals. A typical “Bar Gig” is 4 sets of appx. 10 songs each. The type of venue or performance will dictate the Setlist.

A Typical Setlist:

Set One:

Old Time Rock & Roll
Gimmie Three Steps
One Way Out
Whole Lotta Shakin
Pride & Joy
Fancy Man
Livin in the USA
Green River
Everyday I have the Blues

Set Two:

Lemonsqueezer
Keep Your Hands to Yourself
Takin Care of Business
What'd I Say
Knockin on Heavens Door
Hard To Handle
Red House
Raining in my Heart
The Thrill is Gone

Set Three:

Blow Wind Blow
Hoochie Coochie Man
Mary Had a Lamb
Call Me the Breeze
Dark End of the Street
Great Balls of Fire
Under My Thumb
Goin Down Slow
Mustang Sally
Stormy Monday

Set Four:

Automobile Blues
Poison Ivy
Midnight Hour
Lie to Me
Brickhouse
Sweet Home Alabama
Boogie Shoes
Sweet Home Chicago
You Don't Have to Go
Hey Joe