Larry and His Flask
Tools: Venue DI
Larry and His Flask are a high energy, five piece band that have incorporated many facets of Folk, Punk, Gypsy Jazz, Bluegrass, Soul and Brass band Music to create their very own unique brand of rock and roll. Some people call it folk-punk, some people call it down right wild. But no matter what you call it, their live show is one to be seen and heard.
They hale from Redmond Oregon, USA. Smack dab in the middle of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. The band members are Jeshua Marshall on Contra Bass and Baritone, Ian Cook on electric guitar and lead vocals, Andrew Carew on Banjo, Trombone and vocals, Dallin Bulkley on Acoustic Guitar and vocals, and Jamin Marshall on Drums and vocals.
"The essence of the banjo is easily lost when it becomes electric. I've tried countless different pick ups and pre-amps and mics and there is NOTHING better than the LR Baggs bridge pick-up paired with the Venue DI. It truly captures the sound of the banjo properly.”
Andrew Carew/Larry and His Flask
Over the past 9 years since brothers Jeshua and Jamin Marshall founded the band in 2003 they have gone through many lineup changes and fundamental changes to their sound. But they have always held true to their reputation for an absolutely foot stomping, and hand clapping good time.
LAHF have shared the stage with such acts as Streetlight Manifesto, The Decendents, The Devil Makes Three, Wanda Jackson, Wayne the Train Hancock, The Dropkick Murphys, Lucero, Old Man Markley, Pokey Lafarge and the South City Three, Reverend Horton Heat, Lionize, Strung Out, Trampled by Turtles, Less Than Jake, Against Me!, Andre Williams, Blackalicious, Gym Class Heroes, Paramore, Jenny Owens Young, Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls as well as the entire 2011 Vans Warped Tour.
In any given performance you will hear Harmonica, Contra bass, electric and acoustic guitars, drums, banjo, trombone, trumpet and baritone horn. They trade off instruments mid song as they dance back and forth across the stage in a punk rock ballet of sorts, narrowly avoiding collisions constantly.
Their love of old school country, folk, hip hop, gypsy jazz, and everything in between comes shining through in their full length album "All that we know". They have also released a six song EP called "Hobo's Lament" in 2012. Their New Album "By the Lamplight" is slated to hit the streets in June of 2013.
Since their inception in 2003 they have toured from coast to coast in the US and Canada many times over. They have also played in Hawaii and Alaska, Newfoundland, England, Wales, Scotland, Belgium, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Austria, Netherlands, Italia, Germany with a full world tour booked for 2013.
From street corners to barns, from squats to coffee shops, from dive bars to international music festivals, Larry and his flask continue to bring their own brand of rock and roll to the people. In 2011 they were listed as one of the most important shows of the year in the New York Times. They strive to make sure that no one misses out on the fun. So, if they happen to be in your state, province or even your country do yourself a favor and check them out!