Photo by Shellman Photography
Photo by Shellman Photography
The Love Lane Gang is a homegrown band that charms and thrills both locals and visitors with their rollicking raucous ruckus. With an age range among the members of over thirty years, they bring a wide variety of experience and musical tastes to bear and appeal to music lovers of all ages. They’ve brought back skiffle and updated it for the present. It’s impossible to keep from smiling amidst their mirthful musical mayhem!
Photo by Shellman Photogrpahy
Photo by Shellman Photogrpahy
They will be playing regular gigs at McConnell’s Irish Pub Fridays at 8:30 PM, Saluté On The Beach Sundays at 5:30 PM, and Sunset Pier Wednesdays at 6:30 PM. Also, The Love Lane Gang is playing the 2015 Key West Gala, a benefit for Equality Florida at The Gardens Hotel, 526 Angela Street, near Simonton St., from 6:30-8:30 on Saturday. This event is free and open to the public, and honors Aaron Huntsman and William “Lee” Jones, recipients of the Voice For Equality, Equality Florida’s highest award. They are the couple whose case led to the judgement legalizing gay marriage, and are the first gay couple in Monroe County to get married. Donations are cheerfully encouraged, of course, to help support the organization as it tirelessly works to make things better for all. For more information and to RSVP contact Evie Evers Kling at evie@eqfl.org 
The band’s emphasis is on ragtime, swing, and jug band music from the 1930s and 1940s, done in a refreshing new style that melds Hot Club gypsy jazz with contemporary modes. Also, Dust Bowl ballads, old school country from Hank Williams and Dolly Parton, rockabilly and surf music classics and rarer gems, Mersey Beat tunes from Sixties stars like The Beatles, The Kinks, and The Rolling Stones, and carefully chosen songs from current artists like Andrew Bird, Mason Jennings, and The White Stripes, all fit in alongside original songs that sound like they could have come from any of those eras. 
 
Offbeat instrumentation, including mandolin, fiddle, accordion, ukulele, washboard, and a kazoo horn section, added to familiar guitar, bass, and harmonica, creates a broad musical palette which they use to color their performances.
 
But you needn’t pay too much mind to all that serious musical analysis – they’re just plain fun! 

 

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