Let's let the band explain their sound and history.
from their official website:
Their sound is not unlike a band of swaggering Lotharios caught between yesteryear and today. The three time Madison Area Music Award winner’s sound combines the sax-powered crunch of Morphine with the crazed-circus gypsy-swing genius of Firewater.
Tom Ray’s addictive voice rasps and growls over grimy guitar, saxophone, and all kinds of slinky rhythms. Mark Whitcomb’s off-the-cuff brilliance as a guitar player is extremely engaging.. —sometimes a little swing, sometimes a little Balkan, but always elusive and infectious.When Vocalist Tom Ray first named the concept that would become the band Lorenzo's Music back in the early 90's, he may not have imagined that many eclectic yet palpable recordings would be made, about a hundred songs would be co-written with other lorenzo-ites, and thanks to a nonstop web presence, a worldwide following would be built for the band. ... Tom Waits is always a reference; Man Man, Firewater as well.... Styles of Fripp, the Latin Playboys, TV on the Radio and the The White Stripes are also summoned. These unabashed gents are making irreverent lyrical contributions and musical stabs at modern styles ranging from blues to rock to latin to new wave to neo-soul. No two are the same, yet each one is distinctly Lorenzo's and uniquely original.
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