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"lloyd thayer"

QUOTES: “ His maniacal pose cannot disguise a seriously innovative player who is creating a unique musical path.”-Stacy Phillips, author of The Complete Dobro Player
- stacy phillips


"lloyd thayer"

“Arresting originals with a convincing drama that turns one small paved patch of Harvard Square into a back-alley, down-and-dirty heaven. Three stars.” –Downbeat Magazine - downbeat magazine


"lloyd thayer"

“The breadth of the music Thayer plays and his street corner sensibilities make this a fine example how blues still rises from the streets.”-Art Tipaldi, Blues Revue - blues revue


"lloyd thayer"

“Watching you play the National steel guitar is a pleasure. I’m so jealous!!”-Cary Wolfson, Blues Access Magazine. - Blues Access Magazine


"lloyd thayer"

“Thayer takes Mississippi Delta blues to a whole new level”-Metronome Magazine - Metronome Magazine


"lloyd thayer"

“The guy's like Bill Jackson, Jesse Fuller, and Captain Beefheart all rolled into one”-Performer Magazine - Performer Magazine


Discography

Big Heart(2004)
lloyd Thayer-delta punk dobro(2003)
Look Ma No Bands (2002)
Look Free Sidewalk Sale (2001)

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Bio

lloyd Thayer is a unique performer, the likes of which you won't see often.
He plays all of his songs on a 1929 National tricone squareneck steel guitar with the instrument laying flat in his lap, fretted with a metal bar. His
musicianship is superb and he is a sight to behold. lloyd plays on the streets and in the subways of Boston, where his funky style is always sure to draw a crowd.
He is well known for his extended free improvisations, which incorporate many styles of music, including, blues, jazz, rap, folk, funk, middle eastern, indian, punk, hawaiian-often all in the same song! Or, to put it another way, it's not every day that you see someone on the sidewalk with a 74 year old guitar in their lap wailing away on a Run DMC song!

lloyd has played clubs and coffeehouses all over the New England area, including: Club Passim, The Coolidge Corner Theater, Haper's Ferry, The Abbey Lounge, The Sit n Bull Pub, The Rynborn, The Burren, Evos, The Middle East, The Bull Run and The Plough and Stars. This gifted songwriter and musician brings a warmth and intimacy to the stage, where his performances are both entertaining and educational. He has written hundreds of songs and he shares his vast knowledge of American folk music as a faculty member at the Passim Music school where he teaches Dobro. lloyd's songs are thought provoking, powerful and yet many are also absurdly funny and leave listeners laughing and thinking at the same time.
lloyd finished third in the 2003 Boston Blues Society Battle of the Bands and was chosen by the Boston Blues Society to represent Boston in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN. He has opened for a wide variety of performers including John Hammond, Paul Rishell and Annie Raines, Harry Manx, the Resophonics, Don White, and the Tin Hat Trio. lloyd has also been featured at the Lowell Folk Festival, the Riverhead NY Blues Festival, and the Massachusetts Blues and Brews Festival.
lloyd currently has four solo cd's out, and his songs are played regularly on many local radio stations including WGBH 89.7FM WBOS 92.9FM, WERS 88.9 FM and WMFO 91.5FM.

his music is also available at CDBABY.COM and FOLKWEB.COM
lloyd's Contact Info: info@lloydthayer.com (617) 744 1606 -eves

QUOTES: " His maniacal pose cannot disguise a seriously innovative player who is
creating a unique musical path."-Stacy Phillips, author of The Complete Dobro Player

"Arresting originals with a convincing drama that turns one small paved patch of Harvard Square into a back-alley, down-and-dirty heaven. Three stars." Downbeat Magazine

"The breadth of the music Thayer plays and his street corner sensibilities make this a fine example how blues still rises from the streets."-Art Tipaldi, Blues Revue

"Watching you play the National steel guitar is a pleasure. I'm so jealous!!"-Cary Wolfson, Blues Access Magazine

"Thayer takes Mississippi Delta blues to a whole new level"-Metronome Magazine

"The guy's like Bill Jackson, Jesse Fuller, and Captain Beefheart all rolled into one"-Performer Magazine