Lazybirds painting by Brent Gould

Get back to roots with Lazybirds!

LAZYBIRDS is a classic American roots band from the mountains of North Carolina. Specializing in good time music that is just about impossible not to move to, there is also a depth to the band that faithful fans have treasured over the years.

The ‘Birds cover a lot of musical ground, from early American stringband music to Dylan classics, as well as classic sounding originals, but deep roots are what hold all of these sounds together.

“Lazybirds play a good variety of blues, jazz, and that good old ragtime sound.. you will hear the flavor of that in anything they play.”
–The Legendary Doc Watson
Jay Brown
Jay Brown
James Browne
James T. Browne
Brad Pope
Brad Pope
Cas Sochacki
Cas Sochacki
Mitch Johnston
Mitch Johnston
Oliver Johnston
Oliver Johnston

An American Classic.

Featured in top festivals across the southeast: Merlefest, Bristol Rhythm and Roots, LEAF, Birmingham City Stages, and Bele Chere.

LAZYBIRDS have shared the stage with their friends The Old Crow Medicine Show and Doc Watson. They’ve also appeared with the Avett Brothers, Merle Sanders, and Vassar Clements.

LAZYBIRDS are a longstanding favorite in some of the best venues from Birmingham to Boone.

Lazybirds History

Lazybirds began nearly thirty years ago, when Jay Brown and James T Browne, who had played acoustic blues and folk together in high-school in Birmingham Alabama, moved up to Boone, NC where they became immersed in the rich musical heritage of the Appalachians, while at the same time delving deeper into blues and jazz.

Lazybirds was formed with Mitch Johnston on bass and Andy Christopher on tenor guitar and tenor banjo, later adding the great Alfred Michels on guitar and fiddle. More recently, the line-up has changed somewhat, with Asheville musicians Cas Sochacki on upright bass and steel guitar, Brad Pope on tenor guitar and mandolin, and upright bass.

Meet the Band

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