Lanford Black is Seattle soul and grit. Blending vintage soul and funk with modern indie rock, LB creates a feeling they call "electric sweat". Their sound is highlighted by raw vocals, tight harmonies and a twin rhythm section laying down embryo-splitting grooves. According to Seattle Music Insider, “The chemistry between the band members is fantastic, and they make it obvious that they truly love making music together.”
"There is a soulful sound to the tune and a down and dirty groove with a chorus that beckons the listening to dance and sing along."
"Intense vocals, compelling harmonies and authentic, potent rhythms... vocal harmonies oozing a cool sultry vibe are simply delicious... infectiously good"
- Randy Radic, HuffPost 10/26/17
"Raw beautiful vocals... a truly eclectic performance"
- Jared Ream, Seattle Music Insider 1/17/17
"Their stage performance at Folklife was energetic and clearly won over the crowd with a brand of indie rock all their own...the distinct vocal stylings of Zach Shaw are what separates Lanford Black from others in the genre"
-Northwest Music Scene 12/26/16