Lazer Lloyd Plays Tonight at The Mint in LA: Electric Blues from Israel’s ‘King of Blues Rock’


Lazer Lloyd Acoustic. Photo by Edward simon for the Los Angeles Beat.

Lazer Lloyd, coming off of a dynamic performance in an all-acoustic show in Long Beach, plugs back in again tonight at The Mint in Los Angeles to show why he is known as Israel’s ‘King of the Blues Rock Guitar’. Growing up in Connecticut, “My father was an avid jazz musician, who played a lot of jazz and blues records around the house. Count Basie, Joe Williams, a lot of Kenny Burrell and BB. King, I must have heard that live ‘BB King Live from the Jail’ I don’t know how many times. It just blew me away. Together with that, I was really loving Bad Company, Lynyrd Skynrd—–rockin’ and rolling in those days’, he said. “I saw Stevie Ray Vaughan when I was 15. I saw him three times. After that, there was no going back”.

Twenty years ago, he was living in Manhattan fronting a popular band called ‘The Last Mavericks’. He wound up working a lot with A&R people in NY on demos and showcases, but what changed his life was an invitation to come play a concert in Israel with the grear Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. “I was playing the blues to his Jewish music, I didn’t know what else to do, and he liked that idea so he told me I had to come play in Israel. I fell in love with the place and I’ve been there ever since”. These days, Lazer is known for his original electric and acoustic blues, both original songs and renditions of the great blues masters, plus the ability to do both acoustic as well as blazing electric guitar solos.

bio_page_rc_image_Fotor_Collage. Photos courtesy of Doug Deutsch PR. Collage by Edward Simon.

Tonight, Monday, November 24, Lazer Lloyd plays one of the premiere concert clubs in Los Angeles, The Mint. Fot this show, he will be bringing out his electric band for a dynamite session of blues and rock tunes. The Mint is located at 6010 West Pico Blvd, L. A. 90035. Phone is 323-954-9400. Tickets can be purchased online at The Mint’s ticket site. Opening the show are Jerry Riopelle also The Motion. The show starts at 7:45.

Ed Simon

About Ed Simon

Ed is a native of Los Angeles who loves food and food cultures. Whether he's looking for the best ceviche in Colombia, the best poke in Hawaii, the best tequila in Jalisco or the best Taiwanese Beef Roll in Los Angeles, it's all good food! He also loves a good drink. He's had Mai Tais in Hawaii, Bourbon in Kentucky, Tequila in Mexico and Rum in Jamaica. His wine escapades have taken him to Napa, Sonoma, the Willamette Valley and the Santa Ynez Valley. And he's had beer all over the world! Music is another of Ed's passion, writing and interviewing many classic rock, rock and blues musicians. Getting the great stories of road experiences from them is a particular delight. Traveling also fits in with Ed's writing, exploring all over to find the most interesting places to visit, even in out of the way areas.
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