The Lomax

The Lomax

BandAmericana

A heady brew of Alt-Country, Americana, and classic British rock from the 60s and 70s--Merle Haggard meets the Kinks--at an Elvis Costello concert.

Biography

The Lomax may have started in 1989 when Andy forced his church camp friend Chris to buy a bass and join his high school rock band "the Various Artists" the day before a "big" church basement gig in Norway, Maine. Or maybe it started when Chris and Dave played together for several years in Portland, Maine's legendary pop/rock outfit "the Frotus Caper." Or maybe it started when Chris suggested that Andy call Brian to play some of his tasty country licks in an earlier version of the Lomax. Then again, it may have started when Brian brought his former roommate, who happened to be Dave, to a Lomax rehearsal to play drums (Dave showed up with a guitar instead). They aren't exacty sure. But they like how it all turned out.

Taking their name from famed musicologists John and Alan Lomax, the Lomax of Portland, Maine craft vibrant original songs drawing from the rich traditions of American folk and country and the spirit and energy of Anglo pop/rock. With two singer/songwriters and three guitarists, the Lomax feel like you can never have too much of a good thing--and they aim to prove it every time they they take the stage with a joie de vivre straight out of A Hard Day's Night. The winters can be long in Maine, and the Lomax believes that sometimes a great song with a sweet guitar part and some perfect harmony vocals on the chorus can make it seem like spring is just around the corner. It is, isn't it?

Discography

The Lomax Almanac (forthcoming LP)

Set List

Our typical setlist includes 15 or 20 originals (plus one or two covers). We typically play two sets. The covers that we play range from Chuck Berry to Bob Dylan to Elvis Costello.