What a crazy weekend

Man, we’ve been crazy busy. Last weekend we hit the studio to track Sonny’s debut LP. We played at First Ave Sunday night and then spent Monday and Tuesday filming a short documentary. The rest of the week was spent catching up on things at Secret Stash. We spent Friday evening getting drum sounds.  We […]

Hey Girl Live At Icehouse

Here we are doing our thing on our home turf. Hope you dig it! Many thanks to David Tullis and Orrin Pratt for their work on this video.

That was fun as hell

Thank you to everyone who braved the crappy weather and come out to Icehouse last night. It was tons of fun. We unveiled a couple of new tunes, including two that we wrote during our songwriting excursion up north last month. We’ve got some exciting gigs lined up over the next couple months. Stay tuned […]

Soul Revue Weekend

Man, what a weekend! We performed with the entire Secret Stash Soul Revue at the Summit Brewing Company’s Backyard Bash in St. Paul, MN. The Lakers were the house band for the show which featured Wanda Davis, Jackie Harris, The Valdons, Willie Walker, Maurice Jacox, Sonny Knight, and master of ceremonies, Fancy Ray McCloney. Putting […]

Songwriting Trip

This weekend The Lakers rhythm section went up north with Sonny to work on writing some new tunes. We stayed in a completely secluded little A-frame cabin in Mora, MN. Complete with the most impressive assemblage of perennial plants I’ve ever seen and plenty of free range cats and chickens, this place was like something […]

89.3 The Current Song of The Day: Sonny Knight’s “Hey Girl”

This last Friday before Labor Day is a busy one for many folks gearing up to take advantage of the last weekend before summer unofficially begins the transition to Fall. And with a long weekend just a few hours away, we are excited to share that 89.3 The Current has made “Hey Girl” by Sonny […]

“Hey Girl” recording sessions

This is a video from the 2 sessions that made up the Hey Girl 7”. We cut a few other sides during these sessions as well. The setup for the sessions was simple as all get out… band live with Sonny doing guide vocals. The philosophy behind getting the sound was pretty simple, and I’m […]

Now Streaming “Hey Girl”

Well we just couldn’t wait any longer. Our debut single is being pressed right now, but in the meantime, we thought we’d give you a chance to hear the A-side for yourself. The lyrics to “Hey Girl” were written back in the 70s by Sonny. One Saturday early this year Sonny and I met up […]

Sonny Knight in the Studio

Sonny Knight has been busy this summer laying down some seriously soulful tunes. Much more info to come, but here are a couple of photos to gaze upon in the meantime…