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 guitarists James Hambleton and Scott Higgins, drummers Jeep MacNichol (also formally of The Samples), Brian Nevin (of Big Head Todd and the Monsters), horn players Andrew McNew, Matt Planer, bassist Chris Wright and female vocalist Liz Forester.
Their second CD, The Violet Project, contains 6 songs and is available on Amazon, Spotify, I tunes, and CD baby. The band continues to craft new songs, and their following continues to grow in Colorado and beyond. Big things are up ahead in 2018, so be sure to stay tuned.
Listen to Highway 50’s music at: http://www.reverbnation.com/highway50