KRIS LAGER BAND will be backing up ANDY FRASCO!
Photography By Alex CovoThere is something nostalgic in his tone that no matter where he is Andy Frasco seems right at home. From the suburbs of West Los Angeles, the 21 year old blues musician has a drive that could steer him straight to the moon with enough energy left over to do a little dance once he's made it.
At sixteen, Frasco was managing, booking, and promoting bands in the San Fernando Valley until one day his fidgety digits met a soulful match with the piano. It's not all black and white for Frasco, however, though his vintage style one could easily imagine resonating off the tin walls of a phonograph.
In 2007, Frasco moved to New York and with a little help from friend Jordan Stone independently produced, arranged, and distributed his debut full-length album "Growth & Progress." Frasco gravitated back to Los Angeles soon after completing the album, but it wasn't long before he was asked to join the Vh1 Save the Music Foundation Tour. Frasco gladly welcomed the opportunity to raise money promoting music education and to encourage music awareness within public school systems across the U.S. The tour not only provided a platform for playing 220 shows in 360 days through 33 states, but would serve to launch his music career across 30,000 miles.
Frasco has shared the stage with such acts as Katie Herzig, Butch Walker, The Flobots, Spill Canvas, Suburban Legends, Nural, Ryan Gillmor, Tyler Hilton, Berlin, and many others with more yet to come. This year Andy Frasco plans to continue touring the country and blazing a path which will someday carry him home.
Kris Lager Band
Kris Lager Band, the Thrift Store Junkies from the heartland, play soul music and Boogie Trance. With their hot new album 'Swagadocious' these self-proclaimed 'Rock Revivalists' are quickly spreading their celebrate life mantra to the masses, and blazing a trail that many more are sure to tread and follow.
The Kris Lager Band has spent the better part of ten years on tour honing their sound, style, and message, including backing Mato Nanji, as Indigenous from 2007 to 2009. During that period they were featured on the Vanguard Records release Broken Lands produced by Jamie Candiloro (REM, Willie Nelson, Ryan Adams).
Their new album features living legend Magic Slim on an impromtpu off the cuff track, as well as a polished horn section on five of the cuts. 'Swagadocious' marks KLB's fifth studio album with another to be released this winter/spring entitled 'Platte River Runaway' produced by Grammy nominated and international superstar Tab Benoit.
KLB is spearheaded by singer, guitarist, and songwriter Kris Lager, who rips out face melting solos and hypnotic riffs. Jeremiah Weir on keyboards and percussions is the perfect melodic counterpart and always brings the high holiness to the stage. The backbeat of the band is brought to you by freestyle extraordinaire John Fairchild, who has logged seven years with the group and is a tour de force on the kit. Brandon Miller rounds out the ensemble on bass with a solid low end that holds it all together and a high kick Chuck Norris would be proud of.