After a traumatic run of Europe in ’08 (resulting in a mental breakdown) and a few years of reflection, LENNY LASHLEY re-emerged onto the scene, playing solo acoustic shows, THE NEW DARKBUSTER reunion shows, and even joining forces with Boston legends STREET DOGS for a few years. A good friend (Joe Koukos [Holdfast Records, Asbury Park, NJ]) introduced LENNY to BOUNCING SOULS guitarist, Pete Steinkopf, to record and produce the 3-song 7” picture disc record that was released prior to Illuminator. Originally intended to be a singer/songwriter styled recording, the project took a life of its own with luminaries Pete Steinkopf and Bryan Keinlen from THE BOUNCING SOULS and Joe Sirois from THE MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES lending their talents to the recording. Following the release of the EP, LENNY began to record his follow-up effort, this 10 song full-length record. Once again, Pete, Bryan, and Joe joined in, as well as former BOUNCING SOULS and current JOAN JETT drummer Michael McDermott and many other talented musicians. The result is Illuminator. These ten original tunes run the gamut of straight up rock to gritty heart wrenching acoustic ballads. It documents some of what life dealt LENNY and how he has come to deal with it!
The release comes with a digital download card and a printed jacket with foil stamping.
01. Kingston 02. Hooligans 03. White Man 04. Happily 05. Anti-Christmas 06. U.S. Mail 07. Heavens Gate 08. Don't Exist 09. Gates 10. Re-Covering