Left Lane Cruiser

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Left Lane Cruiser
OriginFort Wayne, Indiana
Years active2004–present
LabelsAlive Records Hillgrass Bluebilly
Associated actsFun With Chicken Black Diamond Heavies
MembersFredrick "Joe" Evans IV (guitar, vocals, 2004 - present) Pete Dio (Drums, 2014 - present)
Past membersBrenn Beck (Drums, vocals and percussion, 2004 - 2014)
Jessie Garet (bass, 2004) Joe Bent (Bass and Skateboard slide guitar "Skiddley-Bow", vocals, 2013 - 2015)

Left Lane Cruiser is a United States blues-rock band originating from Fort Wayne, Indiana. The band has said that their main influence comes from the North Mississippi Hill country blues musicians, most of whom were or are currently signed to Fat Possum Records. Left Lane Cruiser comprises Fredrick "Joe" Evans IV on slide guitar and vocals with Pete Dio on drums and back up vocals.

In July 2007, Left Lane Cruiser was signed to Alive Records.[1] Their first nationally released album, Bring Yo' Ass to the Table, was released on January 8, 2008.[2]

In September 2008, Left Lane Cruiser embarked on their first European Tour. The first few shows were cancelled due to issues with passports when arriving in the UK, forcing the two members to return to the United States for several days. Problems with passports were then resolved and Left Lane Cruiser resumed the tour.

Their third album, All You Can Eat, was released on Alive Records, September 15, 2009. The song "Waynedale" from the All You Can Eat album was used on episode 8 of season 3 of the television series Breaking Bad.

The band released its fourth album on March 1, 2011, on Alive Records, some of which was recorded with John Wesley Myers, the keyboard player for the Black Diamond Heavies, also signed to Alive Records.


Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Label Notes
2006 Gettin' Down On It Hillgrass Bluebilly Records Re-released 2009
2008 Bring Yo' Ass To The Table Alive Records January 8, 2008
2009 All You Can Eat Alive Records September 15, 2009
2011 Junkyard Speed Ball Alive Records March 1, 2011
2012 Painkillers Alive Records June 26, 2012, With Reverend James Leg
2013 Rock Them Back To Hell! Alive Records September 17, 2013
2014 Slingshot Hillgrass Bluebilly Records April 8, 2014
2015 Dirty Spliff Blues Alive Records June 15, 2015
2016 Beck In Black Alive Records July 8, 2016
2017 Claw Machine Wizard [3] Alive Records May 19, 2017


  1. ^ "Left Lane Cruiser | Alive Naturalsound Records". Alive-totalenergy.com. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  2. ^ "Featured Content on Myspace". Myspace.com. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  3. ^ "Left Lane Cruiser - "Claw Machine Wizard" (audio) (premiere)". Pop Matters.