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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.”
Twitter @LANcoMusic

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Tour Dates

Jun 26 2019
Prairie's Edge Casino Resort
Granite Falls, MN
Jun 27 2019
Milwaukee, WI
Jun 28 2019
The Wave Outdoor
Wichita, KS
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Jun 29 2019
KBEQ Yallapalooza
Bonner Springs, KS
Jul 05 2019
Fourth Street Live!
Louisville, KY
Jul 06 2019
Jay County Fair
Portland, IN
Jul 12 2019
Morgan County Fairground
Jacksonville, IL
Jul 13 2019
Windy City Smokeout
Chicago, IL
Jul 14 2019
Hodag Country Festival
Rhinelander, WI
Jul 17 2019
Allegany County Fairgrounds
Cumberland, MD
Jul 19 2019
Faster Horses
Brooklyn, MI
Jul 20 2019
Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel
Salamanca, NY
Jul 25 2019
Clare County Fair
Harrison, MI
Jul 27 2019
Cold Spring Brewing Co.
Cold Spring, MN
Aug 02 2019
Detroit Lakes, MN
Aug 03 2019
Freeborn County Fair
Albert Lea, MN
Aug 05 2019
Sioux Empire Fair
Sioux Falls, SD
Aug 10 2019
Burl's Creek Event Grounds
Oro-medonte, Canada
Aug 16 2019
Dodge County Fair
Juneau, WI
Aug 17 2019
WCOL Country Jam
Thornville, OH
Aug 20 2019
Dutchess County Fair
Rhinebeck, NY
Aug 21 2019
Neptune's Park
Virginia Beach, VA
Aug 24 2019
Country Spirit Music Festival
Glen Moore, PA
Aug 28 2019
Duquoin State Fairgrounds
Du Quoin, IL
Aug 30 2019
Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam
Florida, Panama City Beach
Sep 07 2019
The Long Road Festival
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Sep 08 2019
The Long Road Festival
Lutterworth, United Kingdom
Sep 19 2019
Bottle & Cork
Dewey Beach, DE
Sep 20 2019
Frederick Fairgrounds - Home of The Great Frederick Fair
Frederick, MD
Sep 28 2019
Highway 49 Fest
Richland, MS
Oct 19 2019
Tampa Pig Jig
Tampa, FL
Oct 24 2019
Georgia Theatre
Athens, GA
Nov 04 2019
Brantley Gilbert Cruise
Miami, FL
Nov 05 2019
Brantley Gilbert Cruise
Miami, FL
Nov 06 2019
Brantley Gilbert Cruise
Miami, FL
Nov 07 2019
Brantley Gilbert Cruise
Miami, FL
Nov 08 2019
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