Exploring the Blues of Lazer Lloyd’s Album Lazer Lloyd!
When I think blues, my mind does not immediately soar to Israel, but that may change after listening to the “King of the Israeli Blues Lazer Lloyd’s latest release. Since Lloyd’s self-titled release debuted on the Roots Music Report’s Blues Chart a couple of weeks ago it has been in my music rotation and this damn fine album is going to stay there for a while!!
But who is this Lazer Lloyd according to his website, Lloyd was born in New York and bred in Madison, Connecticut on blues, folk, rock, and jazz by a music loving, guitar playing father, and his extensive record collection! Lloyd eventually immigrated to Israel in 1994 and Since then he has been a member of a psychedelic jam band Reva L’Sheva, and self-released a solo debut album, the folk-rock-influenced Higher Ground, in 2004. This was followed by Lazer Lloyd’s formation of a roots rock trio Yood. Yood released two albums Passin’ Over in 2007 and Real People in 2008.