Wednesday, September 18, 2013

"The On The Lam Band" Rocks in Franklin Lakes

Jim Bashian, Gary Malajian, Linda Araz Berenson, Dennis Walker, Mark Friedman, Paul Shahinian 
Jim Bashian
Paul Shahinian & Gary Malajian
Dennis Walker
Gary Malajian




















Mark Friedman & Paul Shahinian



Gary Malajian & Linda Araz Berenson

























On Sunday September 15, I was invited to a friend's house for a "Tailgate" party, and when I arrived I was happy to see that a band was setting up to perform.  The name of the band was "The On The Lam Band" and its made up of local musicians who live in Northern New Jersey in or near the Franklin Lakes area. The band does a terrific job playing country rock and old fashion rock'n Blues. Every player in this band loves to make music and perform and the result is that the audience is quickly captured with their sound.

Paul Shahinian plays lead Guitar and is very comfortable carrying the lead on many of the classic Blues songs the band performs.  Paul is an excellent blues Guitar player!  Jim Bashian is the backbone of the band on Keyboard, and he also has a fine Blues voice that's perfect for the songs the band played. Dennis Walker on Drums and Gary Malajian on Bass provided just the right rhythm line for the rest of the band. What really makes this band really special is its singer, Linda Berenson.  Linda has a great country rock voice that reminds me of some of the greats of country rock music. Putting all these talented musicians into the same band produces music that is just plain fun for any listener.  It's a fun band!

"The On The Lam Band" plays around Northern New Jersey and in New York.  Their next gig will be at the The '76 House, 110 Main Street, Tappan, NY on October 5th.  They will also be performing at "Blue Moon" in Wyckoff, NJ on the Friday after Thanksgiving. This band has a large following, and I strongly suggest that if you want to see them, you make a reservation in advance.







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