Big Lazy is the instrumental trio from New York City. Their music dwells in the unmistakable landscape of gritty yet gracefully crafted American music. Simultaneously noir and pastoral, gothic and modern, Big Lazy conjures images of everything from big sky country to seedy back rooms. With sparse instrumentation—electric guitar, acoustic bass and drums—the trio creates richly evocative soundscapes with a distinctly narrative quality and an undeniable sense of place.
Big Lazy has released four albums on the Tasankee Label and after a hiatus of several years – leader Stephen Ulrich spent time as the composer for the HBO series Bored to Death and most recently the film Art and Craft – the band is back with a new album, “Don’t Cross Myrtle”.
Big Lazy has performed their singular brand of crime jazz and highway twang from New Orleans dive bars to the Whitney Museum of American Art. For over 2 decades the trio has honed its craft in New York City’s downtown music scene. Simultaneously noir and pastoral, gothic and modern, Big Lazy dwells in a landscape of gritty and gracefully crafted American music.
Big Lazy founder Stephen Ulrich is the composer for the HBO series Bored to Death and the art forgery documentary Art and Craft.