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Robert Lazaneo / Blog

Gun Barrel Tavern September 16th

Filled in once again at The Gun Barrel for Taking Root and had a great time playing music! Starting at 4:30pm with a solo acoustic set and continuing on with electric back-up from Galin on bass & Adam on the drums till 9pm with many people still around the fire pit, dancin', clapping, and just mellow and havin' a good time! Thanks to EJ Hixenbaugh for the opportunity to perform and the loan of his P.A and equipment and Thanks to Galin & Adam for their solid support. We rock cause the rhythm section is that good!

Birthday Party

Just got back from playing at Tim's 50th birthday party. It was a stone gas honey! Stripped down version of Anything Goez with me & Galin and drummer Chris. Good food, drink , cool people, very appreciative. We rocked the blues, r & b, Dylan, Petty, Lou Reed and two members of South Lake Tahoes finest showed up after a neighbor complained about the noise. The two officers were as nice as could be saying, " well, it sounds pretty good to me!" They even let us play one more closing number. The Stones You Can't Always get What You want. All in all, a very satisfying evening! Happy Birthday Tim!

What you missed?

A benefit with food, raffle prizes, on the grass behind the historic Strawberry Lodge, Taking Root opened the music with great tunes by Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, and Radio Head just to name a few. After the raffle & prizes were dispensed, there was the ultimate mash-up jam combining Taking Root with Anything Goez: imagine EJ on drums, Galin on bass, Robert on guitar, Matt on piano, Ben on guitar, Charlie on organ, with a young lady playing the violin. Jammin' out! Howlin' Wolf, Dave Mason, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Reed, Lou Reed, Eagles Desperado, James Brown, with the finale of The Rolling Stones You Can't Always get what you want till the sun went down, people dancin' clappin' their hands, having a great time!

Block Party in Gardnerville, NV 8/3/2014

Anything Goez performed at a block party at Chris's house that was awesome! Lots of folks, kids, dogs, food. brbq , DJ, videos, and us set up in the backyard playing for da peoples! Everyone was sooo nice! Quit playing at almost 8pm. The party kept a'goin! then Gardnerville P.D showed up just as we wuz getting ready to leave. Noise complaints? Us? We're not that loud! All in all a great night. Thank you Chris!

Another on-the-fly show at The Gunbarrel Tavern

Well! The band and I got it together after another band cancelled and within hours we were set up and playing for the people. Wish I could have posted to let everyone know about it but there just wasn't time. Anyway, we rocked out! "ANYTHING GOEZ" is: EJ Hixenbaugh on drums, Galin Lazaneo, bass, Charlie Carr on keyboard & Robert Lazaneo guitar & vocals.

Gun Barrel Tavern June 24th

What a neat place! Its a bar & eatery in the Heavenly Village complex underneath the gondola. We set up on the patio out in the open for the patrons and people walking by on a beautiful summer day. Started out playing acoustic tunes while EJ was setting up his drum set and then he joined in backing me up with solid beats on songs by Van Morrison, Bob Marley, Beatles, Marvin Gaye, War, and a few originals. Things really got going with the arrival of keyboard player Charlie Carr who added some great piano playing that was really cool to the tunes. People were very appreciative! Regular applause and the tip jar started to see some action. Nice! When Galin got there and plugged in the bass is when the real jammin' began. We steamed through the collected works of Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Charles Wright, Traffic, Bob Dylan, Wilson Picket, Carl Perkins, and the legendary Tommy Torpedos Direct Hits. We played on! Doin' it until the sun went down and illuminated by the fire pit where the people sat just groovin' Speaking for myself, It was really fun! Thanks to EJ Hixenbaugh on the drums, Charlie Carr on piano, & Galin Lazaneo on the bass. One of the very best pick up bands that I've ever had the pleasure to perform with. Hope to do it again!

Open Mic at Classic Cue 3/ 20/ 2014

Large crowd of folks all ages & social demographics and lots of music old, new, and unknown. Played Stones Waitin' on a friend, Randy Newmans Mama told me not to come, originals You & Me and Summer Groove along, and finished with Paul Simons Mother & Child Reunion, So you wanna be a rock n roll star by The Byrds and the blues standard by Percy Mayfield Please send me someone to love. Say hey! to other participants Doug & Joann, Jason & Jared from Screamin' Meg ( wish you could have stayed to catch the set, but oh well, maybe next time) and of course Joel who keeps the open mic rollin!

Open Mic at The American Legion

Heard a really good blue grass fiddle & mandolin players with a young lady singing n' playing guitar with Ron backing them up on the bass. Good sound! The fiddle & mandolin sang also. A real back porch country sound. Cool! Did a set later on, Paul Simon- Mother & Child Reunion, Two of Us by The Beatles, couple of originals, Dishwashers Blues from 2005 & Can't break my Heart from the upcoming Cd- Sea Weed Plastic Toy, then Carl Perkins Honey Don't, and finished with How sweet it is (to be loved by you) Marvin Gaye. always have a good time there, everybodys always so nice.

Open Mic at Classic Cue

Thursday 2/20/2014 and, what a turn out of local singers, guitar players of all ages & styles! Didn't get on until nearly 11:30pm which is kinda late for old guy who is still working an early mornin' day job. But, hey it was worth it, don't mind losing a few hours of sleep to get up on a stage in front of an audience that was so friendly & supportive. Started out playing And it stoned me by Van Morrison and Thanks to Joel, he had the guitar sound just right. Did How sweet it is(to be loved by you) the Marvin Gaye tune and I could see people were singing along & one guy got up and was singin' & dancin'. Pretty Cool. Did two originals from the upcoming cd Sea Weed Plastic Toy, You and Me & Runnin' On, people were listening were very complimentary. Also did a version of Percy Mayfields blues/jazz standard Please send me someone to Love. I really like Classic Cues open mic and would encourage everyone to check it out. You will hear some great roots local musicians playing from the heart. You'll have a good time!

Open Mic at The American Legion Hall

Walked right into a combo open mic/ Valentines day celebration. What a gas! food & nice folks and music. acoustic duo playing Neil Young songs & Tony & Ron doing Billy Joel, heard six days on the road, pool table game. Mirror ball like disco night in somebodys living room and played some tunes too like Marvin Gaye & old Gerry & The Pacemakers and of course, The Beatles Nowhere Man, Van Morrison & a blues, always end with a blues from Howlin Wolf talkin' bout That little red rooster, Please drive him home. howl to ya!