Left Arm Tan (LAT) - “From the opening notes of this Fort Worth's foursome's full-length, you can see the prairie dust whistling past an open car window as it blasts down a wide-open highway.” (Fort Worth Star Telegram) This is Texas driving music that carries you from the Hill Country, through the Rust Belt, on to California highways and back. This is hang-your-arm-out-the-window music that nourishes the soul.
LAT is a veritable powerhouse of Texas music, featuring frontman Troy Austin on vocals, and well known Texas musicians Kirk Richardson (Speedtrucker, Rachel Stacy, Four Mile Mule), Daniel Hines (Four Mile Mule, Bad Haskells) and Tim Manders (Four Mile Mule, Buck Jones, I the Jury).
The debut album, Jim, is a radio friendly nod to the timeless sounds of the Byrds and Allman Brothers, and an artful ode to critical darlings Wilco and Ryan Adams. Or, to put it in other terms, “it's modern country music that understands that gloss is useless… the songwriting… would be right at home in heavy rotation on CMT.” (Fort Worth Star Telegram)
In 2009 LAT went into the studio with the legendary Robin Hood Brians (ZZ Top) at the mixing board. A year later they would emerge with Jim, a truly unique answer for the emerging Texas country scene...Eleven songs that braid together the blue collar ethic of Son Volt, the radio friendly harmonies of the Eagles and the earthy attitude of Ryan Bingham.
But you don’t really know "Jim" until you meet him in person at a LAT show… where the guitars crackle to life and the harmonies surround the audience. And it is live that Left Arm Tan becomes more than just a band…they become an approachable friend to the audience, but with a compelling vibe, purpose and swagger. It’s a rock show with pearl snap shirts. And when you’re done soaking up the authentic vibe, you can roll down your window and drive home knowing that yet again the circle is unbroken.