Blues and Lasers
Blues and Lasers Blues and Lasers came together out of the debris of the Scott Tournet Band. Scott, Steve Sharon, and Bryan Dondero had been playing music from Scott's first two solo albums (Next To Canada, Everyone You Meet is Fighting a Hard Battle) whenever Scott and Bryan had time off of tour with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. While Scott's gigs were slowly getting better, he wasn't entirely satisfied with the sound. "I wanted something heavier, bluesier, and riskier" states Tournet. "I wanted the force of Led Zeppelin, the groove of swampy Delta Blues, and the guitars of the late 60's and early 70's. I wanted to start writing music that lent itself to Saturday night as opposed to Sunday morning. Before when I would go into song writing mode, it would be an acoustic in front of a fireplace or something like that. This time it was more like a bottle of whiskey, my tele, and a fender amp with the reverb turned up." Listening to the force of Sharon and Matt Burr (drummer for the Nocturnals) connecting with Dondero who then branches off into the twin lead guitar attack of Benny Yurco (Turkey Boullion Mafia) and Tournet, you get the feeling that he got what he was asking for...