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Sweet Knievel began as a side-project band put together by keyboardist Jerry Hendelberg (Dubconscious). Calling on his old friend Jonathan Brill to play guitar, the two (along with various rhythm sections) developed a set made up of jammed-out, instrumental, 'muzak'-type covers of songs, ranging from artists such as My Morning Jacket to RJD2. Gradually, there was a shift towards predominantly original music, both instrumental and lyrical. Just as comfortable throwing down classic rock chords as with laying tight funk grooves, Sweet Knievel also reaches out and borrows from Jazz, Southern Rock, Bluegrass, Latin, and Reggae. Not forgetting their original intent when forming, the band continues to deliver their own interesting versions of covers, often times with Brill replacing a song's vocal line with a chilling slide guitar melody, such as on their take of Prince's 'The Beautiful Ones' or Death Cab For Cutie's 'I Will Follow You'.
Rising from the ashes of a handful of groups local to Athens, Georgia: Lazy Locomotive represents a momentum that has been building over years of smokey bar jam sessions, backyard picking circles and a countless variety of other musical explorations between dozens of musicians from different backgrounds.
Some of them stuck together and formed a collective which has become an ever chugging, ever changing musical machine that is willing to push itself as far as the members' influences will allow, while staying true to the roots of the american rock n' roll music they all share a deep connection with. Lazy Locomotive looks forward to rolling through the same old spots they love around downtown Athens and pushing on towards new geographic and musical frontiers.