Meet The Laymans
Cole and Logan Layman have grown up making music together. They are both multi-instrumentalists and write original music. They are young, passionate, and love blues and jazz. Their unique and diverse sound ranges from gritty, foot-stomping acoustic work, to an electrified big-band sound. There are Americana undertones and a hint of modern flair in their music. They perform nationally as a duo, as a trio with their mother on drums and washboard, or as a full band with Hamed Barbarji on trumpet and Austin Pierce or Michael Behlmar on drums. No matter how they present their music, the core is rooted in the blues, and it is the undeniable connection these siblings have that shines through and makes them special.
They may be young, but they are not strangers to accolades. Logan was named Veer Magazine's Emerging Artist of the Year in 2015. She was the Sea Level Singer/Songwriter’s Emerging Artist of the year in 2014. In 2013, she was named "Blues Kid of the Year." Cole is endorsed by Steve Clayton custom guitar pics. Cole and Logan are both proud inductees into The Brotherhood of the Guitar, an elite group of young guitarists from all over the world. They are Farmer Foot Drum Artists, and very enthusiastic to endorse their quality foot percussion. They appeared in the August, 2014 issue of Guitar Player Magazine. Their music has been played on radio stations all over the country and internationally.
The Layman family owns a small business and they enjoy bringing the power of music and rhythm to the community through interactive music-making and exciting rhythm games and sing-alongs. Visit www.rhythmicbliss.com to learn more.
Cole is a sophomore at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. where he is studying Music Therapy. In high school he was a member of the Tri-M Music Society and received the highest honor, being chosen for the district's all star jazz band. Cole is passionate about the blues, but has a diverse musical taste. He looks up to legends like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Bonamassa, Derek Trucks, and many others. He is a huge fan of Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, and many of the musicians that he has met through his participation in The International Blues Challenge over the past four years.
Logan is a senior at Warhill High School, where she plays upright bass in performance band and is first chair in honors orchestra. Logan's musical influences include Tal Wilkenfeld, Bonnie Raitt, Janis Joplin, Victor Wooten, Grace Potter, and Esperanza Spalding, to name a few. Logan enjoys competing in triathlons. She runs cross country and track at Warhill High School and is also in the swim team. Go Lions!