The music of Oh Lazarus is a blend of Old Time Music, Gospel, Delta Blues, Pre-War Folk, Trad Jazz and Gothic Americana with Punk / Busker attitude.
A resophonic guitar played with a bottleneck evokes American sceneries, the rhythm section deploys unusual percussions such as service bells, dishes, pans, cans, and a suitcase instead of the bass drum. The lyrics are inspired by the American folk tradition collected by the ethno-musicologist Alan Lomax and by the rambling characters of John Steinbeck’s novels.
Our first record, titled Good Times, was released in 02 november 2015 by Off Label Records.
It was recorded in 2014 with the collaboration of Nicola Crivelli, Andrea Girelli (News For Lulu), Alessio Magliochetti Lombi (Dead Shrimp), Simone Zampieri, Alberto Marcheluzzo (Jack La Motta and Your Bones), Tommaso Vecchio (Pocket Chetsnut) and jazz pianist Riccardo La Barbera. The record was mixed by Ben Brodin (Man Man, First Aid Kit) at the Arc Studios, Omaha, Nebraska and mastered by Carl Saff at Carl Saff Mastering, Chicago.
From 2014 Oh Lazarus share the stage with: The Devil Makes Three, Deniz Tek, Diego Deadman Potron, Elli De Mon, Eterea Post Bong Band, Fuzz Orchestra, Ufomammut, Lili Refrain, An Harbor, B.B. Chris and His One Man Band.