Haunting, brooding lyrics and melodies scored with beautiful acoustic music. Introspective songs of life, protest, and the human condition. Hemingway Christ was formed in the 1990's. It was comprised of veteran musicians and songwriters Lazarus Silvers (aka W.M.Blankenship, Styles Grainger...of Nazarene Witch, Tokens), Mars Lasso, and Chris Raven. Now just Silvers and a rotating line up of eclectic musicians or eclectic line up of rotating musicians, LOOK IN 2014 FOR THE RELEASE OF HEMINGWAY CHRIST'S NEW ACOUSTIC ALBUM, "THE SON ALSO RISES". The band’s name was taken from a rock opera that Silvers wrote with the original band about a bigger than life character, an artist, who with the excesses of drugs and alcohol, drives himself to his own demise. It is titled “The Passion of Hemingway Christ-The Last Days“.
LAZARUS SILVERS-Songwriter/Singer, Guitar, Drums, Trumpet, Always taking things way too far, stupid shit. New drafts of HELLO, MR. PRESIDENT, BLOOD STAINED CORDUROY, and ALL THE SINNERS with Lazarus Silvers and Chas Evans. All songs written by Lazarus Silvers.
The rest of these songs are acoustic scratch tracks previewing the upcoming release that will include strings, trumpets, and a few surprises when completed. These are mixed with bad recordings of writing sessions with a slightly produced track thrown in every so often.
On the new drafts of (4/22/13) ALL THE SINNERS and (9/20/13) HELLO, MR. PRESIDENT and BLOOD STAINED CORDUROY are:
Lazarus Silvers and Chas Evans
On the live draft of BURNT ORANGE are:
Vocals: Lazarus Silvers (1995 and 2011) and Mars Lasso
Lead Guitar: Yigal Cohen
2nd Lead and Rhythm Guitar: Chris Raven
Rhythm Guitar: Dwayne Tucker
Bass: Mars Lasso
Drums: Brian The Lawyer
LIFE writtten by Lazarus Silvers and Mars Lasso
Original acoustic version performed by Lazarus Silvers and Mars Lasso
Psychedlic version performed by Mars Lasso
Daren Jay Ashba plays on the draft of YOU (circa 1995) Vocals done in 2011
Mars Lasso and Dan B. on CHRISTMAN (circa 1993)