Introducing the Austin Lounge Lizards' still-new album, Home and Deranged!
So ... Who are the Austin Lounge Lizards, anyway?
The Austin Lounge Lizards are arguably the perfect pairing of their hometown’s moniker, “Music Capital of the World,” and its motto: “Keep Austin Weird.”
For 33 years, the Lizards have been spoofing the topics American families try to avoid at the Thanksgiving table; subjects like politics, religion, romance, the music industry, and their crazy/stupid relatives. With pointed lyrics, precise harmonies and instrumental expertise, the band has become legendary for its satirical skewering through song.
The Lizards' style features musical eclecticism, instrumental mastery & four-part harmony with:
• Hank Card on rhythm guitar
• Darcie Deaville on fiddle and mandolin
• Conrad Deisler on guitar and mandolin
• Bruce Jones on bass
The Austin Lounge Lizards are five-time winners at the prestigious Austin Music Awards. Their version of Irving Berlin’s “C-U-B-A” was used in the Michael Moore film Sicko. The band has been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition and on the radio programs Mountain Stage, E-Town, and KPIG-FM's Please Stand By.
Photo by Steve Mims
The Austin Lounge Lizards:
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featuring Conrad Deisler, Julieann Banks, Hank Card, Darcie Deaville & Tom Pittman