The Lay-Z-Gait band consists of Tom Whitehead on vocals and guitar; Jonathan Cooper on lap steel, dobro, fiddle and mandolin; Andy Happel on fiddle. The band has several, talented upright bass players to choose from; and when playing for dances and larger venues they also feature a drummer.
This group is steeped in the down-home, vibrant sounds of Texas Swing, Honky Tonk, blues and country music. The swing rhythms, vocals and distinctive sounds of the lap steel and fiddle create a uniquely American music experience that is instantly recognizable, fun and gets you moving on the dance floor.
Swing Dance, Two-Step, and Line-Dance or just cut your own rug – this scintillating outfit provides the rhythmic drive of a steam locomotive and enough fiddle and lap steel guitar to make you send your own mama to prison.
This exciting group from Portland, Maine plays the music of Bob Wills, Ernest Tubb, Hank Williams and Charlie Walker in addition to writing their own songs and putting a new spin on many Country & Western classics from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.