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Artist Bio

Who is LANco? LANco is the people you know and the life you live, reimagined.  LANco is the familiar, couched in the extraordinary. LANco is a connection to community built by the bonds of music.  They are five best friends making music and working to create something bigger while grinding it out on the road to build an identity.  Through this, they became Lancaster & Company, now known as LANco.  Everyone touched by their music becomes part of the Company.  The band is nothing without the Company.  The musical mission statement: every day in every way, throw one hell of a Company party.

Together, LANco is Brandon Lancaster (lead vocals), Chandler Baldwin (bass), Jared Hampton (keyboards, banjo), Tripp Howell (drums), and Eric Steedly (lead guitar).

Formed in 2012, LANco was born of a chance meeting between Howell and Nashville native Lancaster – each performing in bands at the same festival – just as Howell was readying a move to Music City the same week that Lancaster was returning from college. Once in Nashville, Lancaster met Steedly through mutual friends, while Hampton and Baldwin followed shortly thereafter, with the young band gigging at every opportunity.

Mining a catalog of songs written by Lancaster, the group began to develop its sound. Making the most of Howell’s day job in a carpet warehouse, the guys would slip in at night to rehearse on the little-traveled second level, loading their gear up and down with a forklift until they realized they could safely hide it with carpet between rehearsals.

But it was Lancaster’s side job – working a concession stand at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena – that opened a big door for the band when he spotted producer Jay Joyce at a concert in 2014. A fan of Joyce’s work as producer of such acts as Little Big Town and Eric Church, Lancaster recalls with a smile, “I closed down my hot dog stand and walked up to Jay and just introduced myself.”

The conversation brought an invitation from Joyce for Lancaster to share some songs that he’d written, and shortly thereafter, for a band audition.

“One week we’re playing in a carpet warehouse, and a few weeks later, we’re playing live in Jay Joyce’s studio,” marvels Lancaster, “and he’s like, ‘Okay, we’ve gotta make a record; let’s do this.’”

The first result of their collaboration is LANco’s four-song self-titled EP. Featured tracks include the lead single, “Long Live Tonight,” as well as “We Do,” “American Love Story” and “Trouble Maker.” The EP offers first-time LANco listeners a taste of the distinctive style that defines the band’s music, from production to songwriting. Download the LANco EP here and stream it on Spotify here.

“It’s country music in a way that hasn’t been done before,” Lancaster observes. “No other band that’s out right now has the production and the dynamics of the music that I think that we have in ours.”

Carrying forward one of the core traditions of great country music, Lancaster adds that you’ll find “aspects of classic country songwriting within the music; we have stories being told.” But even in its storytelling, LANco is carving a lyrical niche, with writing designed to offer “unique perspectives of very universal situations.”

Now looking forward to the release of their upcoming full-length debut album – also produced by Joyce – LANco is among the first acts signed to Sony Music Nashville since the arrival of new Chairman & CEO Randy Goodman. Assigned to the label group’s Arista Nashville imprint (home to Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, and more), the band was an immediate win with Goodman, who offered them a deal on the spot the first time he heard them live.

Indeed, the band’s live performance energy is becoming one of their undeniable calling cards – and a big part of that is being able to engage the audience.

“I want people to not just hear the music, but be a part of the music. All the songs that we’re playing and singing, they’re really talking about people’s lives, and they’re talking about situations that every person’s familiar with, and we’re doing it with a lot of energy and a lot of crowd participation. I always go out in the crowd and sing, and we’re very interactive.

“We are LANco, and so are you.”

 

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Tour Dates

Jan 09 2019
Joe's on Weed St.
Chicago, IL
Jan 10 2019
The Rave
Milwaukee, WI
Jan 11 2019
Joe's Live
Rosemont, IL
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Jan 12 2019
Varsity Theater
Minneapolis, MN
Jan 13 2019
Varsity Theater
Minneapolis, MN
Jan 16 2019
The Depot
Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 17 2019
Revolution Concert House
Garden City, ID
Jan 18 2019
The Showbox
Seattle, WA
Jan 19 2019
Wonder Ballroom
Portland, OR
Jan 20 2019
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, Canada
Jan 22 2019
The Palace Theatre
Calgary, Canada
Jan 23 2019
The Ranch Roadhouse
Edmonton, Canada
Jan 31 2019
Legacy Arena at the BJCC
Birmingham, AL
Feb 01 2019
Big Sandy Superstore Arena
Huntington, West Virginia
Feb 02 2019
Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Greensboro, NC
Feb 07 2019
INTRUST Bank Arena
Wichita, KS
Feb 08 2019
Verizon Arena
North Little Rock, AR
Feb 09 2019
Raising Cane's River Center Arena
Baton Rouge, LA
Feb 14 2019
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Greenville, SC
Feb 15 2019
Thompson-Boling Arena
Knoxville, TN
Feb 16 2019
The Ford Center
Evansville, IN
Feb 21 2019
GIANT Center
Hershey, PA
Feb 22 2019
The Schottenstein Center
Columbus, OH
Feb 23 2019
John Paul Jones Arena
Charlottesville, VA
Mar 01 2019
Cross Insurance Center
Bangor, ME
Mar 02 2019
DCU Center
Worcester, MA
Mar 08 2019
BancorpSouth Arena
Tupelo, MS
Mar 09 2019
Amphitheater at the Wharf
Orange Beach, AL
Mar 28 2019
Budweiser Gardens
London, Canada
Mar 29 2019
Tribute Communities Centre
Oshawa, Canada
Mar 30 2019
Leon's Centre
Kingston, Canada
Apr 11 2019
Amsoil Arena
Duluth, MN
Apr 12 2019
TaxSlayer Center
Moline, IL
Apr 13 2019
Dow Event Center
Saginaw, MI
Apr 25 2019
Resch Center
Green Bay, WI
Apr 26 2019
La Crosse Center
La Crosse, WI
Apr 27 2019
Stagecoach
Indio, CA
May 01 2019
O2 Academy Islington
London, United Kingdom
May 03 2019
O2 Academy Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom
May 04 2019
Manchester Academy 3
Manchester, United Kingdom
May 05 2019
Òran Mór
Glasgow, United Kingdom
May 06 2019
The Fleece
Bristol, United Kingdom
May 10 2019
BOK Center
Tulsa, OK
May 11 2019
CHI Health Center Omaha
Omaha, NE
May 12 2019
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison, CO
Jul 14 2019
Hodag Country Festival
Rhinelander, WI

News

09/28/2018

LANCO ADDS MORE DATES TO FIRST-EVER HEADLINING HALLELUJAH NIGHTS TOUR

AMA and CMA Nominated Group Add Double PLATINUM Status to Their Breakout Year NASHVILLE, TN - Sep. 28, 2018 - Multi-PLATINUM selling group LANCO announced today that more dates have…

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09/20/2018

LANCO EARNS 2X PLATINUM SURPRISE FOR MULTI-WEEK NO. ONE SMASH “GREATEST LOVE STORY” AHEAD OF LEAD SINGER BRANDON LANCASTER’S HONOR AS NSAI’S SONGWRITER/ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Since Their History-Making Debut in January, LANCO’s Momentum Continues to Intensify with CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” and AMA “Best Country Duo/Group” Nominations for Upcoming Awards This “Big Year for…

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08/15/2018

LANCO EMBARKS ON FIRST HEADLINING RUN WITH ANNOUNCE OF HALLELUJAH NIGHTS TOUR THIS FALL

NASHVILLE, TN - Aug. 13, 2018 - PLATINUM selling breakthrough band LANCO announce their first headlining run today with the HALLELUJAH NIGHTS TOUR launching in Columbia, MO at The Blue Note on Oct. 24th…

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