Austin Lounge Lizards

Austin Lounge Lizards

Saturday, June 15, 7:30 PM Snazzy Productions Presents: Austin Lounge Lizards General Admission $22.00 (advance) Gold Circle $35.00 (advance) Tickets available at www.snazzyproductions.com or  831-479-9421 Doors: 7:00 PM The band started out experimenting with folk but was still heavily country in its style, combining the bluegrass form with which Pittman was familiar with the progressive-themed folk rock Card and Deisler had been accustomed to. Between the members a large number of different instruments have been played, including a rich variety of string instruments such as the banjo, mandolin, and fiddle. The band got its name because, Deisler explained, “I think it was a slang term I’d heard my grandmother use to describe gentlemen of easy virtue who hung around in bars. When we started out, that’s just what we were doing‹hanging out and playing for beer and tips and stuff like that.” The Austin Lounge Lizards began by playing covers, but eventually they wanted to move towards trying to write their own songs. The sound became less country and progressed more to politically aware songs. The songs they wrote tended to be humorous in an extremely off-beat way, in addition to their political nature, in a way reminiscent of Country Joe McDonald’s Fixing to Die Rag....