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McDowell Mountain Profile: 2 Tone Lizard Kings

2 Tone Lizard Kings

On to the second act of next Friday’s McDowell Mountain Music Festival. In my opinion, you just can’t go wrong with a good horn section. In the last year or so, I’ve had the chance to catch some mighty impressive horns: Springsteen and his Seeger Sessions Band, and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. So I consider myself spoiled.

The 2 Tone Lizard Kings, a ska band local to the Phoenix area, is a 7-piece outfit made up of a three piece horn section: sax, trumpet, and trombone. I see they have some Specials songs in their repertoire (another band that I had the privilege of seeing a few years ago). Hard to be a ska cover band and not have some Specials on the set list, I suppose.

The Lizard Kings will be kicking off their set at 2:30 in the afternoon. Get their early to drink $2 Sierra Nevadas and catch some live ska action.

2 Tone Lizard Kings: Nite Klub (mp3) – Specials cover

Visit the 2 Tone Lizard Kings web site | MySpace

A handful of more mp3’s available here.

Current lineup:

Adam – Vox
Anthony – Trumpet
Grant – Bone
Mario – Drums
Jack McGroin – Sax
Pat McGroin – Bass
Oliver McGroin – Guitar

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