Soon (Lazmo as "Li'l Buck") (2001)

by Lazarus Moan

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about

Li'l Buck tears it up and burns it down on their final album, prior to reincarnating as Lazarus Moan.

BAND BIO AND PRESS :

Lazarus Moan is a 4-piece musical wonder with great songs, peerless musicianship and a noteworthy track record. Founded in the late 90's as Lil' Buck by singer/songwriter Mark Goodwin, keyboard man, Bobby Stagg, drummer R.D. Harris and bassist, Stuart Patterson, they set out to play "roots rock" with a twist, while leaving plenty of room for the unexpected. With influences ranging from Gram Parsons through NRBQ and various punk rock and psychedelic filters, they spent their formative years in Montreal cooking up a catalog of material that was as powerful musically as it was dark and evocative lyrically. Within a short period of time they had several recordings under their collective belts as Li'l Buck ('Sometimes Nothing is a Real Cool Hand' and 'Soon') and busied themselves with numerous local gigs as well as travelling back and forth to southwestern Ontario and Vermont.

In 2000, following the departure of Bob Stagg and vocalist Jenny Gilbert, the band decided to mine an already present vein of alt-rock in their music and invited guitarist Ron Stutz into the fold. With the line-up change and aesthetic shift, they decided that a name change was also in order and became Lazarus Moan. As well as being consummate tunesmiths, the group are also known as one of the best "back up" bands for such talents as Mack Mackenzie (3 O'Clock Train) and the late Ian Stephens.

In addition Goodwin has produced (and the band has provided their playing skills on) recordings by the Blue Seeds, Little Birdie (Orit Shimoni), The Jimmyriggers, and most recently The Diamond Roads.

credits

released August 20, 2001

R.D. Harris - Drums, percussion, mandolin
Mark Goodwin - Vox, guitars, strings, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, harmonica, ukulele, Theremin
Ron Stutz - Guitars, vox, lap steel
Stuart Patterson - Bass, upright bass

Lyrics by Mark Goodwin

Recorded and mixed by Jon Grier

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Lazarus Moan Montreal, Québec

Lazarus Moan (formerly Li'l Buck) are a longstanding Montreal-based band who specialize in the fine art of song craft and soulful performance. These four men make a loud, proud noise that can shift to nuanced balladry in the blink of an alt-rock eye. Their most recent effort, "Decorated" exemplifies these qualities in perfect balance. Look around, listen to some music. Moan along with Lazmo! :) ... more

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