FAYETTEVILLE AR - AUSTIN LOUNGE LIZARDS - SEP 05
For 33 years, the Lizards have been spoofing the topics American families try to avoid at the Thanksgiving table; subjects like politics, religion, romance, the music industry, and their crazy/stupid relatives. With pointed lyrics, precise harmonies and instrumental expertise, the band has become legendary for its satirical skewering through song.
The Lizards originated in 1976 in New Jersey, when Hank Card (vocals, rhythm guitar) and Conrad Deisler (vocals, lead guitar, mandolin) met as mutual history majors at Princeton University and started songwriting together. Following graduation, both Hank, a native Oklahoman, and Conrad, a Tex-Cali-Connecticut-Venezuelan, ended up in Austin. University of Georgia philosophy graduate and banjo/dobro player Tom Pittman completed the founding-troubadour trifecta in 1980, and the Austin Lounge Lizards was born.
Darcie Deaville, (fiddle, mandolin, vocals) and Bruce Jones (bass, vocals) joined the band in 2008.With their unique amalgamation of highly literate Ivy League roots; the folk, country and bluegrass musical conventions of Appalachia and Nashville; creative influences like Frank Zappa, Spike Jones, George Jones, and Flatt & Scruggs; and an unquenchable thirst for the absurd, the Lizards specialize in musical eclecticism, excellence and extreme entertainment.
Admission is $20 and the show starts at 7:30. Reservations can be made by email (preferred) email@example.com,or by phone, 479-409-1224.
Also in September, Kate Campbell will be in concert at the Underground on Thursday, 25, at 7:00 pm, $20.
http://www.katecampbell.com/tour/ More on this show later.
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