Featured Video: "I'll Play The Blues For You"
From The newest Album Release: Kris Lager: Blues Lover
- JAN. 20th - Omaha, NE (SOLO SHOW!!!) w/ Joe & Tay opening
@ The Jewell | 6pm SHOW | RSVP | TICKETS
- JAN. 22nd - Columbia, MO
@ Rose Music Hall | RSVP | TICKETS
- JAN. 28th - Sioux City, IA
@ The Marquee | RSVP | TICKETS
- JAN. 29th - Omaha, NE
@ The Reverb | 9pm | RSVP | TICKETS
- FEB. 4th - Kansas City, MO
@ Knuckleheads | 8:30pm | RSVP | TICKETS
- FEB. 5th - Cedar Rapids, IA
@ Double Z Bar
- FEB. 11th - Des Moines, IA
@ Gas Lamp |
- FEB. 18th - Ogden, UT
- FEB. 20th - Eden, UT
@ Powder Mountain - Apre Ski Show
- FEB. 21st - Eden, UT
@ Powder Mountain - Apre Ski Show
- FEB. 26th - North Platte, NE
@ Buffalo Bill Bash
- MARCH 5th - Alta, WY
@ Trap Bar
- MARCH 6th - Alta, WY
@ Trap Bar
- MARCH 25TH - PRIVATE PARTY
- MARCH 30th - Arlington Heights, IL
@ Hey Nonny
- APRIL 2nd - Waterloo, IL
@ Vintage Wine Bar
- APRIL 6th - Lincoln, NE
@ The Zoo Bar | 6pm-9pm
- APRIL 8th - Steamboat Springs, CO
- APRIL 9th - Keystone, CO
@ The Goat
- APRIL 10th - Keystone, CO
@ The Goat
- MAY 20th - Omaha, NE
- MAY 21st - Cedar Rapids, IA w/ Avey Grouws Band
@ Olympic South Side Theatre | 7:30pm | RSVP | TICKETS
- JULY 15th - Sioux Falls, SD
@ Levitt Ampitheatre
- JULY 16TH - Malvern, IA
@ Malvern Concert Series
- AUG. 11th - 14th - Jadwin, MO
@ Kris Lager's Ozark Mountain Getaway
More Dates Announced!!
SOLO SHOW IN OMAHA THURSDAY JAN. 20TH!!
2021 Christmas Ornaments!!!
ON SALE NOW... WE HAVE SOME LEFTOVER AND WANT YA TO HAVE ONE!
Kris Lager 2021 Christmas Ornament!
The Kris Lager Limited Edition Christmas Ornament is back for a 4th year in a row!!
This year it is in the style of a Les Paul!
Order now and receive your very own 'one of a kind ornament' with a unique serial number laser cut by our good friend in Tennessee Dan Otto at High Caliber Laser.
Fridge Magnet/ Bottle Openers have arrived!!
Blues Lover Fridge Magnet/ Bottle Opener
Commemorate the release of The 'Blues Lover' album with a multi- purpose Fridge Magnet and Bottle opener from High Caliber Laser! Order now... :)
PS Blues is One of the cornerstones of the Midwest music and radio scene! It Airs Sunday Mornings in the Omaha area on 89.7 The River and available world wide on the web. (Link below)
Rick has been a tremendous influence on me personally and professionally. So I gotta give him lots of love! He’s a walking encyclopedia and also introduced me to Mato from Indigenous, which led to some of our first national tours and amazing experiences with that group from 2007-2009.
You can Hear our interview at the link below:
'Blues Lover' Release Tour a 'Huge Success'!!
Number 1: Trish Toledo is a star!
It was such a pleasure to listen to Trish and her band during this past run. Not to mention what a real treat to play for her fans and also to get to know her and her crew. They really do throw down some serious soul music with so much passion and the connection made with the audience is undeniable. It was an honor to be with you guys for your first tour! She has become one of my favorite singers out there on the scene today!
Our vibes were super cohesive between our bands and the respect mutual. I’m hoping I can talk Trish into a collaboration sometime in the future as well as coming out this way and playing some shows in the midwest. What an amazing singer/ performer she is! Check her out, friends. She’s doing things worth paying attention to!
Number 2: Love is Alive!
I felt the need to get out there and connect, congregate, and celebrate life through song and dance more than ever! I believe we need to re-connect with each other in order to squash out the hate and division. Music is a great common ground for creating compassion, empathy, and love…. And ya know what? I believe we did that and It was cathartic and therapeutic on a very spiritual level.
Once again we made some great friendships. Reconnected with old friends and got by on the love and support of beautiful people all a crossed the country. I am testifying to this truth. The truth that there is good folks out there in this world! All we gotta do is tune our frequencies to ‘good vibes’ and ‘good vibes’ will be received and reciprocated.
Number 3: I’m truly blessed to be surrounded by great musicians!
Many of you probably realized that I had a different band with me on this trip. Scooby is off of the road and staying home these days so Matt Arbeiter has stepped in on drums for this tour and many of our upcoming dates. Matt is a very dedicated and talented musician and he has been killin’ the tunes and jamming his ass off. I’m enjoying playing and hangin’ with him. You’ll be seeing lots more of Matt! He just moved back to Nebraska from NYC and the timing couldn’t have been better!
Also, much love to Kramer Kelling, who jumped on this tour literally days before it kicked off due to California’s Vaccine mandate. We needed a bass man with a vax card and I’m glad he was able to make it work. He is an amazing musician as well and a very sweet guy. Thank you, Kramer!
Alex Olsen also flew out and did a week on keys during the tour. Alex is absolutely phenomenal and one of my favorite musicians on the planet. A truly gifted player with unbelievable chops. Thank you brother!
Number 4: I love The Grateful Dead!
That’s right… I said it… It only took me a couple of decades but I finally understand what the ‘Dead Heads’ have known all along. There truly is a profound spirit to these tunes and Jerry Garcia… Wow, I finally get you dude!
So, how it happened was…
One of our shows on this tour was a wedding in Joshua Tree for a beautiful couple Julia and Elan. They submitted a playlist that included a handful of Dead tunes and I started digging in. I’ve slowly been getting more into the Dead over the past couple of years due to a documentary I watched called ‘Long Strange Trip’, but now after learning and playing some of these tunes I’m ‘all in’.
Learning the words and grooving out to their laid back style finally gave me an insight that I haven’t had before. I’ve also found Robert Hunter (Dead’s Lyricist) to be a great poet with mysterious and thought provoking words.
Like, I said, I’m ‘all in’… lol… I finally get it and I’m enjoying it.
So, I thought it’d be fun to keep the Dead songs alive and play a set interwoven with KLB songs on Halloween and once again we had a a blast. Jacob Sorenson on bass and Jeremiah Weir as ‘Bob Weirwolf’ on keys threw down with Matt and I. We even had a couple of tapers show up in true Dead spirit. Bob Reedy has already posted the set to archive.org. Go Check it out!
Number 5: Our agent Kicks Ass! ( I already knew that, but…)
Big thanks to Brad Raffenaud at Atomic Music Group for once again putting together a great run of shows. We even got to hang out with Brando, the President of Atomic (who also books Trish) at our show in Long Beach and he had nothing but great things to say about our agent Brad! Saying having Brad in our corner is a priceless asset. I believe it to be true…
It’s been a fun decade working you Brad and I think we are doing great things.
Much Love to all and please keep on singing and dancing,
NEW ALBUM 'BLUES LOVER' AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE ON ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS!
Kris Featured on 'Short & Sweet':
By the way, We’ll be back in Salt Lake on Friday night!!
get your tickets now: Kris Lager Band - 10/15/21
Not only does Stephen Hatch make some of the most delicious chocolates in the world he also is one of the most heart felt people I’ve ever ran acrossed! (oh, and I wrote and produced the theme song for the show!!)
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I just posted a new song on www.patreon.com/krislager! It's a live version of I Got The Devil and here's what I got to say about it:
This one is an interesting one for me, friends...
I don't want to say too much, but yet I want to say something.
Let's just say:
I'm in a nostalgic mindset these past few days. Mainly because of some big changes that have been forced upon me and the band... Changes that at this moment now seem inevitable and a long time coming. I'm not gonna lie, It's been a rough week for me personally and it's the music and some good friends that have helped me get through and inspire me to keep going.
So, the other night after our show at Big Rock Candy Mountain I opened up KLB's last live recording on my computer. A recording from The Rybin's Lake Party where we played on Sept. 11th. And when 'I Got The Devil' came out of my headphones I knew this was gonna be the next 'Patreon Exclusive Song'. The timing, the cathartic feeling of playing & hearing this song again, and the performance itself made me want to share this with you.
As for this song: I wrote this in my early 20's when I probably partied too hard and I didn't realize the consequences of my actions. Spiritually, I could feel the damage. I knew right and wrong, but for some reason I would (and still to this day) go astray. Our spirits are tricky things aren't they. We just want to feel good. We just want everything to be okay. So much so that we'll do almost anything to chase away the ghosts and the demons that haunt us.
The booze, the drugs, and the sex doesn't make the devil disappear. In fact more often than not it only gives life to and feeds this beast living inside all of us. It's just waiting for us to feed it...
One of my favorite stories about 'The Devil':
It was 2016 and we were playing at The Chautauqua Hills Blues Festival. When we got done with our 'Feel Good/ Celebrate Life/ Spiritual Revival' type of show that we like to do an amazing blues harmonica player followed us. His name is Jason Ricci and if you haven't heard him play the harmonica you should check him out. He's phenomenal, and if you have you know what I'm talking about.
Right out of the gate almost immediately upon hitting the stage he said something to the effect of 'I ain't about all that hippie dippy, feel good, happy crap. I play music about hookers, drugs, and the devil. Then proceeded to play a ripping harmonica driven blues groove.
I thought it was hilarious on many levels because it was definitely a switch up in vibes and it was palpable. So, to address this difference was funny to me and the fact that it made such an impression on him was even funnier. (In fact, when we played with ZZ Top even Billy Gibbons made reference to this same difference between our vibes and them playing 'the devil's music'.)
So, I'm standing backstage next to our bassist Tom Murnan (Tommy 3D) and after Jason said the comment about playing music about hookers, drugs, and the devil I lean over to Tom and say, 'What is the Devil?'
and this is my favorite part of the story: Tom leans over to me and says:
That always stuck with me... What a disguise... what a disguise... lol
NEW CD!!! ORDER NOW :)
Kris Lager- Blues Lover CD
The 'Blues Lover'
Has 8 blues classics and 2 originals all recorded live to tape... .A beautiful addition to any music lovers collection!
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Kris featured on Andy Frasco's World Saving Podcast!!
He’s always delivering something for his fans and friends!
I’m featured on the Aug. 24th show with Son Little. I dialed it in a few days ago and listened for myself. It was a fun conversation!
Just a couple of old friends reminiscing, story telling, and waxing poetic about music and life.
I think you’ll dig it… check it out!
Kris Lager Interview with 'The Earlham Echo'
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You're support is what keeps us going. So, thank you and much love! -Kris Lager
Wiley Hastings Guitar Co. interview w/ Kris:
A wonderful call for peace by:
Kris Lager Band featuring Adryon De Leon from Orgone on vocals:
2020 Mountain TOUR VIDEO:
Unreleased Track Recorded at Fervent Ameba Studios!
'Plugged In and Turned On' from KLB's 2019 Release: Spectrum
KLB Live in NYC at Paste Studios:
Kris Lager Band's - Love Songs & Life Lines CD
A signed copy of KLB's "Love Songs & Life Lines" CD mixed by Grammy Award Winner, Jim Gaines.
The recording is an emotional statement from an artist better known for jamming, looking at the bright side, and promoting a "celebrate life" mantra. Lager tackles challenges such as touring while being married with children, and dealing with the death
of his father, turning his emotions into memorable musical statements. "Love Songs & Life Lines" also taps into Lager's Americana side as he channels his love for people and music and explores topics such as purpose and mortality. The album was mixed by legendary producer Jim Gaines, known for his work with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Santana, Steve Miller,
Van Morrison and others.
Kris Lager Signature 'Celebrate Life' Guitar Pick
The same guitar picks Kris uses. Check them out for yourself!
Live at The Bourbon Theatre CD
Platte River Runaway CD
KLB's new CD! SPECTRUM CD
Please show KLB some love and order our new CD! SPECTRUM.
The new release entitled Spectrum runs the gamut of styles and emotions. It's a mix of Funk, and feel good jams, Emotional statements, bluesy grooves, and heart tugging slow burners. Exactly what you've come to expect from your favorite band of jammin' hippies.
Recorded at world famous Catamount Recording in Cedar Falls, IA. Mixed by legendary producer, Jim Gaines. This is another much needed compact disc for your collection.