Highway 50 is the brainchild of Al Laughlin, original member of the Colorado band, The Samples. Laughlin wrote or co-wrote many of the band’s most enduring songs and his percussive off-beat reggae stylings on keyboards became known as “the bubble” that helped form the band’s signature sound.
Highway 50 continues in that tradition blending ska, reggae, jazz, pop and R&B with Laughlin’s melodic vocals and introspective lyrics.
The band’s lineup includes guitarist James Hambleton, drummers Jeep MacNichol (also formally of The Samples), Brian Nevin (of Big Head Todd and the Monsters), and Sam Young; horn players Andrew McNew, Matt Planer, Rick Demey, and Kyle Etges, and bassists Chris Wright and Tony Soto.
Their latest CD, Highway 50, contains 16 songs and is available now on Amazon, Spotify, I tunes, and CD baby. The band is also working on their second CD, which will feature Jeep MacNichol And Brian Nevin, due out soon. The band’s following continues to grow in Colorado and beyond and big things are up ahead in 2016…
Listen to Highway 50’s music at: http://www.reverbnation.com/highway50