Lingo is a band with their own musical language, as their name would indicate. There are familiar elements, for sure. But their melodic song writing, mixed with ripping guitar solos, old school funk groove and fusion jazz, soulful vocals and thoughtful lyrics, results in a sound unlike anything else out there. You can tell Lingo has something new to say.
The band recently released their first collection of new music since 2010. The six-track EP, titled “Rearrange,” is the first release featuring the band’s newest members, guitarist Nick Johnson (of Col. Bruce Hampton Band, Last Waltz Ensemble) and drummer Greg Perry (of The Soundmen, I.O.Z.). Since their last release, Lingo has shared the stage with Jimmy Herring Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Kofi Burbridge, and Dr. Roosevelt Collier.
Lingo is Justin Tramble (lead vox, acoustic guitar), Nick Johnson (vox, electric guitar), Tony Giordano (vox, keyboards), Greg Perry (drums), Alex Tramble (bass)
In an interview with Trigger Hippy’s Steve Gorman and Nick Govrik, the pair discuss getting the band back together with new members and new music.
Drummer/percussionist/songwriter Yonrico Scott has died at age 63.
Episode 46 of The JamBase Podcast features “The Art Of The Sit-In” with Jennifer Hartswick of the Trey Anastasio Band and “The Rundown” of recent news items.
Eric Krasno, Duane Trucks, Todd Sheaffer and Jason Crosby are among the additions to the lineup for the upcoming “There’s A Reward: A Celebration Of The Life & Music Of Neal Casal” benefit concert in honor of the late Neal Casal.
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros began a swing of tour dates in California on Wednesday night at Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay in San Diego.