Townsend, TN – The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center’s Sunset Concert Series presents Labron Lazenby & LA3 on Friday, July 25 at 7:00 pm. This is the fourth concert of the series presented in the outdoor amphitheater of the Heritage Center. One more summer concert is scheduled and two more in October.
Selected to represent the Smoky Mountain Blues Society at next year’s International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Labron Lazenby & LA3 can lay claim to being the #1 blues and boogie band in East Tennessee. An electrifying blues guitarist, Labron Lazenby (whose nickname is “LA”) is unique in that he is also a master of the difficult thumb and finger-picking style made famous by Chet Atkins and Merle Travis. Lazenby is a soulful, evocative singer and prolific songwriter, and he has long been recognized as one of Knoxville’s foremost blues entertainers.
Lazenby first gained fame as the host of the Sassy Ann’s Blues Jam at the height of its popularity and as the guitarist and vocalist for two of Knoxville’s legendary bands, The Boogeymen and Sara Jordan & The Leftovers. After the death of Jordan in 2001 and the breakup of The Boogeymen, Lazenby left town to tour in Texas and elsewhere for a while. After returning to Knoxville, he rejoined forces with two former members of The Boogeymen and The Leftovers, bassist Andy Lewis and drummer Danny Ledford, to create a potent blues power trio. Bob Knapp, one of our area’s most talented and expressive saxophone players, sat in with the band several times and was soon invited to become a permanent member of the band. The combination has produced a very talented and entertaining band that thrilled the Heritage Center audience at their first performance there last year.
For more information about Labron Lazenby, visit www.MySpace.com/LA3trio
Admission to this concert is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors 61 and older, and $3.00 for children 6-17. Children under 6 are admitted free. Tickets may be purchased at the door. The Sunset Concert Series is sponsored by BankEast. For further information, call the Center at 865-448-0044.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.