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Travis Larson Band

December 15th, 2004

Blistering rock and roll, searing progressive fusion, and haunting ballads. This is the Travis Larson Band. Since 1996 Travis Larson (guitar), Jennifer Young (bass), and Dale Moon (drums), have delivered their passionate instrumental creations to guitar fans everywhere, and the music world has taken note. Beginning with their 1998 self-titled release, continuing with 2001’s Suspension (featuring Grammy-Award winning bassist Victor Wooten) and the 2003 DVD Rock Show, TLB has steadily garnered rave reviews at home and abroad, and won over fans city by city.

And now the release of Burn Season, the band’s third full-length CD. Featuring the standout songwriting and intricate musicianship that has set the band apart, Burn Season is steeped with the type of inspired performances and blissfully textured songs that have become TLB’s stock-in-trade. This time out, the Travis Larson Band has collaborated with guitarist Steve Lukather (Toto, Los Lobotomys), Vinx (Sting, Herbie Hancock, Branford Marsalis), and artist Hugh Syme (Rush, Aerosmith), each of whom add magical touches to an already stunning album. Burn Season’s twelve songs represent a broader range of textures and dynamics than ever before; the album runs the gamut from heavy riff-rockers to intricate progressive masterpieces to layered and lush ballads, and even features a vocal selection (a first for TLB).

The same meticulous attention to detail that TLB puts into its albums is equally present each and every night on stage. The band is best experienced in the live setting where all the sweat, intensity, chemistry, and commitment are in full force. TLB’s dedication to the audience has endowed their live shows with the same sonic excellence and clarity that is heard on the releases, and definitely makes them an act to catch.


“...this band has all the chops and blazing technique to send all you wannabe shredders back to the woodshed, but what makes them stand so far apart from their peers is the SONGS...“

“ DVD that every guitar and instrumental rock fan should seek out...“

-Sea of Tranquility

“Rock Show is filled with plenty of intriguing and memorable tunes that instantly pushed me to repeated viewings...“

-Sea of Tranquility

“Sharp, aggressive trio fusion here...moving, hypnotic...a wondrous thing to hear.“

-Progression Magazine

“The Travis Larson Band hits a musical bullseye with an admirable album of guitar-based all-instrumental jazz-rock. An electrifying studio effort...“

-20th Century Guitar

“Larson is a melodically inclined instrumentalist, fierce of chops and clean of tone (as creamy distortion goes)...The trio makes a big, heroic sound...“

-The Independent

“This is a great instrumental rock band...“

-Bass Frontiers Magazine

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