HIGHWAY 50 incorporates Reggae, Ska, Rock and Jazz voicings with melodic vocals and introspective lyrics. Live shows are notoriously lively and danceable.
HIGHWAY 50 is a project of Al Laughlin, original member of the Colorado band The Samples. Laughlin helped write some of The Samples most popular songs featuring catchy hooks and a bubble reggae style, giving the band its signature sound.
HIGHWAY 50’s core lineup includes bassist/producer Chris Wright, guitarist Scott Higgins, and often includes Andrew McNew and Sara Mount on horns.
Laughlin has released two records, a self-titled recording, and The Violet Project, which can be found on Al Laughlin & Highway50 YouTube, iTunes, CD Baby, SoundCloud and Reverbnation.
"Being one of the most prominent musicians to come out of Colorado, Laughlin brings an eclectic mix to the table, sharing his years of musical experience to bring a fresh and impressive new sound to Highway 50."
Notable Festivals and Events:
Boulder Creek Festival - 3 years
Frozen Dead Guy Days - 3 years + First Response Benefit for King Soopers shooting in 2020.
Soul Rebel Festival - 5 years
Rockin' on the Rails Niwot, CO
Opened for Bunny Wailer @ Ogden theater
The Specials Bluebird Theater
Leftover Salmon @ The Fox Theatre