Interviewer and photos: David Weddle
With a their debut album 'Casino' receiving critical acclaim and their second album 'Call This A Reality?' going down a storm with fans, the world certainly seems to be Anchor Lane's oyster. I was lucky enough to have a chat with Anchor Lane guitarist Lawrence O'Brien about the current album, touring and stretching.
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The Caribbean and Americana / Country style music are not typically associated with each other, could you tell us who your main influences are and how you came to love and play this style of music?
Yes, I really don't know many folks at all in the region who listen or write songs in the Americana/Country genre. But there may be a few I'm not presently aware of. But sometimes it really feels like I'm in a scene of one. NATIONAL TRASH is my debut solo album release, but I've had nine previous albums with two bands I once led. Those were Rock n Roll albums, with influences like The Clash and The Rolling Stones . Once I went on this solo trip three and a half years ago , I just wrote an album checking out my singer songwriter elements, at the heart of it all is by main influence Bob Dylan, but then I went deep into the Country and American Songwriters like Hank Williams, Waylon Jennings, Gram Parsons , Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Loretta Lynn and the present brilliant ones like Sierra Ferrell, Jaime Wyatt, Hayes Carll and James McMurtry . Basically I said, ok, how can I turn myself on ?.. how can I not bore myself to death ?
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