J. Bell & the Lazy Susan Band | $80 Whiskey

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$80 Whiskey

by J. Bell & the Lazy Susan Band

Straight up rock & roll that drifts into Americana, Roots Rock and Alt-Country
Genre: Rock: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Win You Over
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4:25 $0.99
2. Ricky & Randy
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3:20 $0.99
3. To Get By
j . Bell & the Lazy Susan Band
3:08 $0.99
4. Mae, I
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3:55 $0.99
5. Best of Me
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2:55 $0.99
6. Minneapolis Bound
j . Bell & the Lazy Susan Band
3:52 $0.99
7. Chasing All My Lines
j . Bell & the Lazy Susan Band
4:46 $0.99
8. Breathe
j . Bell & the Lazy Susan Band
4:46 $0.99
9. Say the Word
j . Bell & the Lazy Susan Band
4:23 $0.99
10. $80 Whiskey
j . Bell & the Lazy Susan Band
3:14 $0.99
11. The Day
j . Bell & the Lazy Susan Band
4:17 $0.99
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Album Notes
j. bell was born, raised and honed his musical and songwriting chops on the muddy banks of the Mississippi River. Always drawn to music, he has played nearly every instrument over the course of his life, but was never drawn to anything like he was drawn to the guitar. Can’t quite remember when he started playing in bands, he has lots of memories of gathering in neighborhood garages and making noise with countless groups of kids. Eventually he started writing songs when he discovered Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and Willie Nelson. Later he found the same draw in bands like the Counting Crows, Soul Asylum, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, and the Jayhawks.

In the mid nineties, he released several indie cassettes with the performance art rock band “Doc’s Kids” before settling in with “Urban Rust”, a band comprised of other songwriters who released a couple of CDs. After Urban Rust, j. bell focused on playing solo acoustic shows and put out a couple of records of just him and a guitar before realizing how much he missed having a band. Always torn between wanting to perform quietly with an acoustic guitar and a flute and wanting to jump off of flaming marshal stacks while screaming, his writing style hops from genre to genre. It’s been called “twang rock”, “alt country”, “roots rock”, “Americana” and just about everything else you’d imagine. j. bell and the LSB simply think of it as straight up rock & roll.

In 2001 j. bell and the Lazy Susan Band release its first studio album “you…up in lights”. Performing as a trio, the band pursued the songs on that record in a way that tried to push them into a twangy, pop rock envelope. In 2003 the band wrapped up a year long house band stint and decided to commemorate it by recording an unplugged acoustic show. The result was the 2004 CD “Live @ Doc’s Landing”. The record featured songs from “up in lights” and songs from the studio album the band was working on. In 2006 j. bell & the LSB released what was to be their final record “Something Else Entirely”. The band continued performing, but at a reduced pace that eventually sputtered out.

Seven years later, j. bell has tried a bucket list idea: to write, produce, engineer, record, mix, sing and play every note on a record himself. The result is the new release: “$80 Whiskey”. The goal was to let this collection of songs be what it wanted to be. Eclectic at best…all over the place as worst…but honest. With the support of the Lazy Susan Band, j. bell is ready to share this work. We hope you’ll give it a listen, check out the band as they perform and enjoy the album that was never supposed to be.



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