LENNY LASHLEY’S GANG OF ONE: All Are Welcome: CD

May 20, 2019

As the climate in this country seems to turn more anti-immigrant, it’s great to see a band put out a record with the statue of liberty on the cover and the message “All Are Welcome” emblazoned over it. This thoughtful, Woody Guthrie-fied punk rock band is actually a gang of more than one, led by a member of the Street Dogs, who tread similar ground. Beyond the important messages covered in these songs, there’s some really great songwriting here. I love the instrumentation too. Saxophone and pedal steel hold their own against guitar, bass and drums, bringing new flavors to familiar punk rock formulas. More of this, please. –Emma Alice Johnson (Pirates Press)

 

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