About Locust Street Taxi
Locust Street Taxi is comprised of three musical geniuses and a trombone player. Skeptics may scoff, but there is no other way to describe a band that can make grandmothers smile, children laugh, baby-boomers dance, college students spend money, middle-school students take up trombone, brides and grooms dance to The Muppet Show theme song, sound engineers remove their ear plugs, lady booking agents give up their phone numbers, Seattleites move their heads slightly, country music fans refrain from throwing beer, owners of ship-building shelters check their insurance policies, fifth-generation ska fans skank, swing-dancers dance in 7/4 time and radio DJs shout “Crack-a-lackin’!” I could go on all day, but then I would have to make some stuff up.
The group’s live performances feature outstanding musicianship, well-crafted, memorable songs and an exuberance on stage which is infectious – rarely failing to engage audience members of all ages and backgrounds. LST is adept at developing a rapport with the audience and truly enjoys working the crowd. And crowds love to be worked.
The members of Locust Street Taxi are always looking forward to their next opportunity to deliver a wholesome kick-in-the pants to an unsuspecting (or suspecting) audience.
Background and Highlights
• Locust Street Taxi formed in 2001 in the music and theater departments of Centralia College in Centralia, WA.
• LST has been compared to Barenaked Ladies, Sublime, They Might Be Giants, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Brave Combo.
• The band is currently based in four different cities around Puget Sound in Washington State.
• LST has given over 400 performances in 7 states and has sold 4000 albums.
• The band and/or members of the band, have shared stages with such classic acts as, The Kingsmen, Baby Gramps, Nanda, The Harry James Orchestra, Reel Big Fish, Steve Grandinetti, Yogoman Burning Band and more.
• Venues have included theaters, parks, night clubs, food and wine festivals, lavender festivals, universities, schools, churches, private weddings, city celebrations, marine docks and more.
• Locust Street Taxi has been featured on 10 different Northwest radio and television stations.
• LST was awarded “Best of the Festival” two years running at the Yakima Folk Life Festival in Yakima, WA.
• LST was selected to perform for 10,000 people at “Night Glow” in Walla Walla, WA in 2009.