I thought I’d drop you all a line or two and let ya know about how things are going. It’s been great to be back home and spending time with my family again for sure. I am a blessed man and very grateful to have a loving/ caring wife and beautiful daughter to come home to!
These past few weeks in the mountains have been amazing! The music, the people, the skiing; it was beautiful. I have fell in love with skiing, folks. I am trying my best to have residencies in as many ski towns as possible next winter. I’m looking to spend as much time on the slopes as I can. I had a spiritual moment while I was dancing down the mountain! I’m hooked…
As for the music…. I can not explain how exhilarating it is to play with Tom Murnan on bass. He is a musical brother. His head is in a permanent musical cloud. Constantly beat boxing, and playing as much as he can. He is inspiring. I’m hoping he’ll tour with us in the future time and time again! I’m definitely campaigning for him every chance I can get. I even called on audiences at the shows to convince him to do more tours! I am looking forward to you all having a chance to hear his stellar groove on the low end! With him on bass I consider us a legitimate Jam Band. The music and sounds are just an ever flowing groovy river that we all just jump in and ride together… I’m loving swimming with these guys!!
We also had the pleasure of having Andre Mali on the trumpet this last tour and all I can say is: He has an open invitation any time. He has a wealth of beautiful melodies at his disposal. His ear and improvising skills are top notch and I hope we can do it again soon!
Jeremiah and John are of course killing it like usual. It’s been glorious to watch these two blossom and become such masters of their instruments. We are lucky to still be able to play music together after all these years.
Up next is a couple of our favorite spots: Sly’s in Broken Bow Friday night. Playing for central Nebraska folk is truly like a family reunion. So many great friends in a great place! And Uncle Bo’s in Topeka, Kansas Saturday night. Suki, Jim, and company are always in a great mood and treat us amazingly.
This is a painting by David Sockrider an amazing artist from Nebraska that is currently living in Colorado and receiving a ton of well deserved buzz. He paints live at shows and creates amazing portraits of bands. I love his style and he is a gentleman to boot…
Much love and keep celebrating life through song and dance,
KLB’s new song “Rise Up:”
SHOUT MAGAZINE’s Interview with Kris:
According to guitarist/vocalist Kris Lager, “boogie trance is the mindset of openness and living inside the groove. It’s a nice steady breath.” It’s also part of the title of the Kris Lager Band’s new album, Heavy Soul and Boogie Trance. Comprised of keyboardist Jeremiah Weird, drummer John Fairchild, bassist Brandon Miller, and Lager, the Kris Lager Band is preparing for the album release party on February 13 at The Hive. It’s been a long road for the group. The seasoned musicians have mastered their instruments through years of practice and perseverance.
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HearNebraska.org’s review of “Heavy Soul & Boogie Trance”:
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Thank YOU very much my friends! This Life we lead sure is an interesting and fun adventure, isn’t it? There are so much conflicting and disturbing events being thrown at us daily. Through the news feeds and the tv screens we see and hear about tragedies at every turn. Throw that on top of our own struggles and tribulations and one could get really consumed with the darkness. BUT, Through your love and generosity I am reminded and completely inspired to tend the light.
I strongly believe we must have faith in each other and act with kindness. I’ve learned this through years of surviving off of the kindness of others. Because of you and you’re support I am able to continue doing what I love. Play music for a living! This note is especially dedicated to everyone who has contributed to our GoFundMe! Through your donations we have bought a new van and have continued our Heavy Soul Tour promoting our new record. THANK YOU for inspiring me and providing me with the means to carry on with this crazy dream of playing guitar and singing songs. I am truly grateful and I won’t squander this opportunity you have given me. With Love, Kris
KLB Breaks down in Utah: Heavy Soul tour will roll on…
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