“Who We Are” is the title of Sedro Woolley’s high-powered band, Lazy Acres’, new release. This LP perfectly encapsulates the hard driving sound that we’ve come to know and love from Lazy Acres; as the kids say “it slaps”! I would describe the tone of the album to be just plain ole’ solid rock music. There is no “alternative” to this sound…. it’s straight up American Rock & Roll.
Lazy Acres is a four piece ensemble which includes Wes Jones (lead singer-songwriter, acoustic guitar), Jeff Spradlin (lead electric guitar, background vocals), Joe Hayes (electric bass guitar, background vocals) and Trevor Lance (percussion, background vocals). Each of these musicians have been playing music for a dozen years in different groups, however this is a relatively new band. In fact, this particular Lazy Acres lineup has only been established for a little more than a year; yet due to the ingenuity of these artists, it sounds like they’ve been making music together for decades.
Lead singer-songwriter Wes Jones’ vocals are dynamically smooth as he sings his spirited brand of rock. The LP is filled with “bangers”, which is Lazy Acres description of a high energy song that gets people up and moving at their live shows. Jeff’s scintillating guitar riffs, Joe’s driving bass heartbeat and Trevor’s insane drum patterns round out to being one of the best LP’s to ever come out of Skagit County.
Wes Jones is a creatively profuse song-writer and has been producing material in abundance over the last few years. Most of the themes to his tracks are of small town relatable topics: the character of men, growing up in a small town, the process of growing from a boy to a man, blue collar life, being proud and genuine …… and they throw in some rebellious outlaw concepts for fun. It’s definitely one of those air guitar, singing into your hairbrush microphone, driving down the freeway blasting it while singing at the top of your lungs production. (And, by the way, you’re NEVER too old to do these things …. just sayin’).
I encourage every music fan to check out “Who We Are” either on your favorite digital format …. or better yet, for the price equal to a couple of fast food meals, buy the CD from the band directly bypassing the greedy conglomerate music streaming world. If you’re local, they’ll even deliver it to you personally (in a safe and socially distanced way, of course).
Our PNW Music interview: Lazy Acres — Our PNW Music