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LONESOME HIGHWAY – MUSIC PORTAL FOR HARD CORE, COUNTRY, FOLK, BLUEGRASS, ROOTS & AMERICANA
2016-10-27
Thirteen track debut from Swedish Roots band Lazy Afternoon. It’s an uncomplicated, fun all the way listen by a group of accomplished musicians. Tex-Mex in style generally – with The Mavericks stamp on much of the material.
Founding member Bo Ahlbertz toured in the 80’s and 90’s with Westerness and Patrask, both bands playing Irish and Scottish inspired folk music. He formed Lazy Afternoon in 2013 and wrote the majority of songs on the album together with undertaking the production duties. The album was recorded by Anders Nordh on the island of Gotland and released by the Artache label.
Standout tracks are the driving powerhouse Goodbye and Sunday Afternoon. It’s dance music all the way, particularly enhanced by the accordion playing of Jorgen Ahlqvist, by a band that one expects would excel live and brighten up any lazy afternoon.
http://lonesomehighway.com/music-reviews/2016/7/30/reviews-by-declan-culliton.html


FOLKER – MAGAZIN FÜR FOLK, LIED & WELTMUSIK
2016-10-27
Lazy Afternoon sind ein schwedisches Septett um den professionellen Songschreiber und Bouzoukispieler Bo Ahlbertz, der findet, dass die Songschreiberei häufig interessanter ist als der fertig produzierte Titel. BeiWhatever! ist das sicher nicht der Fall. Akkordeon, Gitarre und Schlagzeug – Lazy Afternoon klingen wie eine Tex-Mex-Kapelle mit Countryflair aus Louisiana.
http://www.folker.de/rezis/rezensionen_vergangen.php?ausgabe=201605&region=ku


LONESOME HIGHWAY MUSIC PORTAL
2016-07-30
“It’s an uncomplicated, fun all the way listen by a group of accomplished musicians.(…) Standout tracks are the driving powerhouse Goodbye and Sunday Afternoon. It’s dance music all the way, particularly enhanced by the accordion playing of Jorgen Ahlqvist, by a band that one expects would excel live and brighten up any lazy afternoon.”
http://lonesomehighway.com/music-reviews/2016/7/30/reviews-by-declan-culliton.html

COUNTRY JUKEBOX
2016-07-05
“(…) Mit den 13 vorwiegend Gute-Laune-Songs hat jeder sofort ein Lächeln im Gesicht. Sie gehen unter die Haut und machen gute Stimmung. Genau richtig für faule Nachmittage.”

SKAGEN EXPRESSEN
2016-05-22

The ARTIST of the week: “Lazy Afternoon”
http://www.bennysorensen.dk/wp-content/uploads/Skagensexpressen-21-2016-1090.pdf


KEYSANDCORDS.COM
2016-05-20
The debut of the Swedish band Lazy Afternoon contains 13 original songs in a mixture of Americana, with influences of country, Cajun, Tex Mex, rock and Irish folk.
“Het is vlotte, melodieuze muziek, die dansbaar is en niet zou misstaan op een cowboyfeest. ” (3½)
Patrick Van de Wiele

ROOTSTIME.BE
2016-06-06
“To hear new ‘Tex Mex’ music from a Swedish band was in fact pretty surprising, but Bo Ahlbertz and his band ‘Lazy Afternoon’ are providing several good tunes in this style on their first record ‘Whatever!’. With ‘Texas Tornados’ clearly as influencing band, these guys have delivered an excellent album.“ – www.rootstime.be

“Lazy Afternoon’s single… Another great song… Perfect for the music lover I am… The DJ doesn’t like very much this strategy consisting in releasing a single after another… But with the talent you can be forgiven of quite everything…”
Mike Penard

Lazy Afternoon… a band that really deserves to be more known… I would have preferred an EP, rather than these singles, coming one by one, but the talent is real…
 
Merci

Mike the Frenchy


GLADA GOTLAND
2015-02-15
An interview with Bo Ahlbertz in a gotlandish net magazine
http://www.gladagotland.se/halladar/en-lazy-afternoon-med-bo/


OM COUNTRY
2015-09-19
“Jag har ingen plikt att presentera svensk musik, så det kan säkert finnas en och annan som undrar varför jag alltid har en positiv attityd till densamma. Det är enkelt: Om det inte håller måttet så skriver jag inget. Punkt slut, sen missar jag säkert utgåvor med artiister som jag borde gilla.

Bo Ahlbertz och Lazy Afternoon håller måttet. För ett år sedan hade jag svårt att placera dem i ett bestämt fack, nu framstår de allt tydligare som en folkhemsvariant på The Texas Tornadoes. Tex-Mex med mycket hjärta och smärta, dragspel och en ärrad röst som har något att berätta. Mer sånt!”
/Jonas Öhman, Om Country


STRUTTER MAGAZINE
Hot new reviews…

Lazy Afternoon ‘Any road’ (Independent/Sweden Import)

Sadly only one song is included, but the Swedish band Lazy Afternoon offers good clean quality american westcoast ish folksy pop/rock that sounds pretty catchy.


Publicerad 27 mars 2015 kl 13:20 av

Här om året släppet Bo Ahlbertz soloplattan Lazy Afternoon. För att få till livespelningar med materialet bildades bandet med samma namn som skivan och under senare hälften av 2014 spelades åtta nya låtar in som tydligen är tänkta att släppas som åtta separata singlar under året. Först ut är Any Road som Bo skrivit tillsammans med Burton Jespersen. En skön låt där framförallt refrängen sätter sig och gärna nynnas med i.


Lazy Afternoon’ is de titel van het werkstuk dat Bo Ahlbertz vorig jaar afleverde. De Zweedse folkrockveteraan uit Gotland  heeft nu een groep samengesteld onder dezelfde naam. Met dat kwartet trok Ahlbertz  eind vorig jaar naar de Masen studio om daar acht tracks op te nemen.
Het is de bedoeling om in de loop van 2015 die nummers als afzonderlijke singles uit te brengen. Eerste in de rij is ‘Any Road’ dat Bo samen met Burt Jesperson componeerde.  Je kan muzikaal inderdaad verschillende paden bewandelen. ‘Any Road’ is zo’n met sprankelende accordeon en snerpende gitaartjes gelardeerde stukje americana dat  je meteen in opperbeste stemming brengt. Wordt dit jaar nog vervolgd.

Cis Van Looy (3½)


KEYS AND CHORDS
2015-03-13

‘Lazy Afternoon’ is the title of the work that Bo Ahlbertz delivered last year. The Swedish folk rock veteran of Gotland now has a group with the same name. With that quartet attracted Ahlbertz late last year went to Masen studio to record eight new tracks.
The intention is to release those songs as individual singles during the year of  2015. First in line is “Any Road” A CO-write  Bo has made with Burt Jesperson. You can indeed follow different musical paths. “Any Road” is such with sparkling accordion and screeching guitars laced piece of Americana that brings you immediately in a great mood. To be continued.”
– Cis Van Looy (3½), keys and chords (Mar 13, 2015)


Mik. the dj Mike the frenchy : Radio I.S.A.:

“Lazy Afternoon single (infectious melody, wish there are more songs!)”