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This whiskey fueled two-man frenzy of blues-driven rock’n’roll noise straight from Fort Wayne, Indiana promise to hit you like a shock wave and show you a foot-stompin’ good time. Left Lane Cruiser is comprised of Joe Evans on slide guitar and vocals with Brenn Beck on one big-ass bass drum, harmonica and a toolbox full of percussive gear. Honing their craft while playing to house parties, street corners of their home town, and rehearsing in a heatless garage, they have developed their personal high voltage take on the North Mississippi Hill Country sound.

  • September 13 @ Palatine Park — Fairmont, WV
  • September 18 @ The Phoenix — Fort Wayne, IN
  • September 20 @ Marty’s Lounge — Indianapolis, IN
  • September 26 @ The Bohemian — Greenville, SC
  • October 8 @ Apolo 2 — Barcelona, ES
  • October 9 @ La Boite Live — Madrid, ES
  • October 10 @ Bilbao Cafe — Antxoia, ES
  • October 13 @ Greystones — Sheffield, UK
  • October 14 @ Night & Day — Manchester, UK
  • October 15 @ Cluny 2 — Newcastle, UK
  • October 16 @ Oslo — London, UK
  • October 17 @ The Railway — Southend, UK
  • October 18 @ Le Pub — Newport, UK
  • October 21 @ Le Bootleg — Bordeaux, FR
  • October 23 @ Bikini Test — La Chaux De Fonds, FR
  • October 25 @ Point Ephemere — Paris, FR

An authentic and inspiring updating of the blues-rock idiom for the 21st century. – BLOGCRITICS


The 10 Best Country & Roots Songs From BREAKING BAD : Left Lane Cruiser “Waynedale” – Season 3, Episode 8.
This album (Rock Them Back To Hell!) rocks full on, this album rocks in a swampy down tempo, this album will rock you sweetly, this album will rock you gently. Left Lane Cruiser takes the collected knowledge that human kind has accumulated on blues, garage rock, punky garage and bluesy garage and compresses it into a dark matter that they then double barrel shotgun blast into your head. Stand out tracks are all of them. Please join the church of Left Lane Cruiser. – GREEN BAY SCENE


The blues is in perfectly unsafe hands. – SLEAZEGRINDER


(RTBH) Arguably their best album to date. – NO DEPRESSION


The Indiana duo - Evans handling guitar and vocals, Beck banging those drums - came out of the blocks with total raucous abandon on their third album, reminding us that when the songs are right and the energy levels high, there is nothing like electric blues. - Joel McIver / The BLUES MAGAZINE


Rock Them Back To Hell has basically startled me with how good it is. Highlights of the album are…everything…especially Juice To Get Loose (check out some of that Indiana beer that is mentioned), Paralyze Ya, and Electrify. It’s a class act and is most definitely going to rank high on the year end list that is quickly filling as we head into the final quarter of the year. File under: Not To Be Missed. – The RIPPLE EFFECT


This rocks MC5-style, which means all the noise drummer Bren Beck and Freddy 'Joe' Evans IV can make while holding down a stomping blues-rock tune. - CLASSIC ROCK


Their new album Rock Them Back To Hell delivers dangerous raucous rock with a mix of steel belt machinery and southern hard liquor. This power duo demolishes the rules and grabs you by the throat and shakes you until you submit. Hailing from Fort Wayne, Indiana Left Lane Cruiser brings the heavy sound of middle America and stripped-down jams that are as tough and sharp as a midwest pool hustler’s gaze. – RUSTZINE


Known as Left Lane Cruiser, the duo of Freddy J IV and Brenn Beck defines its music as “voodoo hillbilly punk-blues”. Whatever that might be exactly, it’s actually a pretty apt description of the combination of thrashy, scuzzed-out guitar and trashy, bashed-up rhythms on Left Lane Cruiser’s latest outing, Rock Them Back to Hell. The new album is as resourceful as it is energetic, especially making an impression with found-sound percussion supplied by paint cans and trash cans. Wrap it all up in cover art by William Stout, known for his work for Return of the Living Dead and Pan’s Labyrinth, and the over-the-top tone and feel of Rock Them Back to Hell is more than complete. – POPMATTERS


Approaches things with a frenzied roar that makes paint curl and shake its ass. From the first track, "Zombie Blocked," clear through to the last, "Righteous," Evans sings like he’s gargling cigarette butts and ashes on the midnight train to nowhere, while Beck pounds out rhythms that could make cement crack. This is what Left Lane Cruiser do, stomping across the sonic landscape like they want to shear off every blade of grass. – All MUSIC


There’s good slow blues here, too – "Coley" is one where they dial it back a bit, and it’s got some pretty acoustic work. But the guitar playing on tracks like "Jukebox" and "Paralyze Ya" is incendiary, and there’s no way you won’t test the max volume of your speakers while listening to this album. It’s not a headphone album, it’s a "loud in the car" or "disturb the neighbors" kind of album. – WYMA


Freddy J IV’s squalling vocals and Brenn Beck’s "trash" drum kit (it really is made of trash) create an unearthly sound that’s simultaneously sublime in it’s perfection and unholy in its blistering sensuality. – ADOBE & TEARDROPS


While I was listening to Left Lane Cruiser my daughter came in and told me to "turn it down, Dad". I love it when that happens. - Hugh Fielder / The BLUES MAGAZINE


"Giving Tree" is the lowest of low down groove, a dirty diamond of rough, aching, swirling James Leg keys back-dropped by muted and fuzzed slide shimmer guitar. A voice, still growled in pure soul underneath, wounded and in love, lost and rambled, fighting through the sonic din. It’s a stunner of a song, and nothing like we’ve heard before by these cats. A revelation. – BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN


Junkyard Speed Ball is an unholy union of country, blues, punk, and rock at the mercy of a duo that share a musical connection that culminates into one Hell of a record. – The SODA SHOP


This duo is helping lead the way for the blues rock counter-cultural movement. – BOSTON BLUES SOCIETY


Left Lane Cruiser’s musical growth and expansion, conjoined with a Hi-er-Fi’d production, and a hard thoughtful attack bring all elements together to cause the stars to align and explode all over Junkyard Speed Ball. – DEEP BLUES


A pitch perfect definition of what I love about the Deep Blues scene and it’s tattooed kids putting their own punk skin on the Mississippi Delta. – NINE BULLETS


From the greasy slide-guitar-and-drum-pummeling intro to opener “Crackalacka”, you either jump in and let Left Lane Cruiser take you on a hell-raising hayride or plain get out of the way because Freddy J. Evans IV (guitar/vocals) and Brenn “Sausage Paw” Beck (drummer/“trash”/vocals), a powerhouse duo out of Fort Wayne, Indiana, are roots-music revolutionaries who take no prisoners on their second outing for Alive Records. Following 2008’s Bring Yo’ Ass to the Table, All You Can Eat assimilates the Mississippi Delta blues laid down by guys like Big Joe Williams and Son House and cultivates it into a country punk ‘n’ blues speedball. “Hillgrass Bluebilly” is a frenetic juke-joint stomper that finds Freddy J IV hollerin’ out a reference to the Who’s “Squeeze Box”. “Ol’ Fashioned” is a country-picking blues flashback with washboard, while the primal trio of “Black Lung”, “Broke Ass Blues”, and “Putain!” finds the boys strutting through stoner-blues country with bravado. It doesn’t get a lot better than this. – Alan Brown / POPMATTERS


They take elements of some of the most basic but timeless forms of American music and make it their own. I’m not big on the New Age Country and Hellbilly movement but I have my ears open. – STEREOKILLER


Left Lane Cruiser is the real deal. They are blues at its best, filth at its finest, with just two men who are evoking enough inner demons to populate an entire circle of hell. – DISC EXCHANGE