Cole and Logan Layman have grown up making music together. In 2015 they met Hamed Barbarji, and this would be the beginning of an amazing friendship and a passionate collaboration. Nick Davidson joined the band in 2017 to complete this solid outfit. The band members are multi-instrumentalists and write original music. Their new album is "Strong Roots" was recently released on Endless Blues Records.
Music Journalist Barry Kerzner says, “With its NOLA flavored funk and soulful, rocking blues, ‘Strong Roots’ is strong medicine for the soul indeed. Logan Layman’s vocals belie her tender years, and Cole Layman’s guitar lines add passion and intensity with every note. Hamed Barbarji’s trumpet lifts the music up. Nick Davidson on drums joins Logan on bass to form a groove engine that is tight and tenacious. ‘Strong Roots’ is definitely a contender for Album of the Year.”
“This young woman is a serious bassist with immense blues sensibility, along with a sultry retro-flavored voice with a hint of sandpaper that is irresistible. On top of that, creative songwriting and production, groove-heavy rhythm section work and fantastic performances from the whole ensemble establish In Layman’s Terms as one of the coolest music projects in modern blues.”
-Polly O' Keary Recording Artist/Bassist/Singer
“As the full of grace suspended step of the stork, Cole & Logan Layman (In Layman Terms) give a sound as gritty, traditional with modern twists - this music comes straight from their souls! A melting point of blues, jazz, funk, R&B with feeling coming from all over decades. The fresh beauty of faces, mind and soul reflected in music. We're really lucky, because the music world nowadays has Cole & Logan, I hope and wish to one day the band inspire more people to make a difference in the Blues world. I'm an optimist again..."
-Michael Limnios Journalist, Europe - Mexico - USA
Marty's review: The multi-instrumental talents of In Layman Terms come together on this release to create a modern blues mix of "feel-good" music that is well crafted and delivered with confidence and style. They sound like a whole lot of fun is going on as they incorporate elements from jazz, soul, blues and funk in a masterful display of exceptional musicianship and vocalising. Their togetherness is focused with a passion that's infectious.