Kris Lager Band

Harmonica Dunn Presents:

Kris Lager Band

Southwest Highway

Thu, February 8, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Tonic Room

Chicago, IL

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Kris Lager Band
Kris Lager Band
Kris Lager Band, the Thrift Store Junkies from the heartland, play soul music and Boogie Trance. With their hot new album ‘Swagadocious’ these self-proclaimed ‘Rock Revivalists’ are quickly spreading their celebrate life mantra to the masses, and blazing a trail that many more are sure to tread and follow.

The Kris Lager Band has spent the better part of ten years on tour honing their sound, style, and message, including backing Mato Nanji, as Indigenous from 2007 to 2009. During that period they were featured on the Vanguard Records release Broken Lands produced by Jamie Candiloro (REM, Willie Nelson, Ryan Adams).
Their new album features living legend Magic Slim on an impromtpu off the cuff track, as well as a polished horn section on five of the cuts. ‘Swagadocious’ marks KLB’s fifth studio album with another to be released this winter/spring entitled ‘Platte River Runaway’ produced by Grammy nominated and international superstar Tab Benoit.

KLB is spearheaded by singer, guitarist, and songwriter Kris Lager, who rips out face melting solos and hypnotic riffs. Jeremiah Weir on keyboards and percussions is the perfect melodic counterpart and always brings the high holiness to the stage. The backbeat of the band is brought to you by freestyle extraordinaire John Fairchild, who has logged seven years with the group and is a tour de force on the kit. Brandon Miller rounds out the ensemble on bass with a solid low end that holds it all together and a high kick Chuck Norris would be proud of.
Kris Lager Band is a Nebraska born group who have dedicated their lives to playing Soulful, original music.

With Lager on guitar and vocals and Jeremiah Weir on keys and percussion, the guys have a chemistry that comes from playing well over 1,000 shows together and the word is getting out that they are both powerful and unique. With their "Celebrate Life" mantra and working class musicianship, the show is constantly evolving as the lines between Rock, Soul, Blues, Trance, Zydeco, Reggae, Funk, Hip-Hop, Gospel, and Hill Country Boogie blur into a sound that is truly their own. Their focus is not only on good sounds but also good Songwriting. When Kris sings you can tell that he feels every word and lives every emotion as the songs evoke everything from Joy to Sorrow, Celebration to personal Meditation. And, longtime sideman and Hammond hauler Weir continues to amaze audiences as he has proven to be a slammin' drummer and all around addition to the Groove.

Together with rockstar drummer and MC extraordinaire John Fairchild and burgeoning bassist Brandon Miller, they have traveled the country and honed their craft. Never resting on past success and always working in new material, it's undeniable that Kris Lager Band is the real deal. Good people, good music, and a Real Good Time.

The only question now is, how long can the' Best Unsigned Band in the Midwest' go without being signed or recognized as just that?
Southwest Highway
Southwest Highway
Venue Information:
Tonic Room
2447 N. Halsted
Chicago, IL, 60614
http://tonicroom.com/