LH2B is the creation singer/songwriter/producer Fran Broderick. Fusing diverse influences ranging from alt-folk to soul to synthpop, the result is stirring anthems and tender ballads, anchored by Broderick’s captivating lyrics. Rochester CITY Newspaper’s Frank DeBlase describes the music as a “joyous noise,” and writes, “you’re definitely going to want to get know the man and his work as Left-Handed 2nd Baseman...this is where he shines. His words are gold.” His latest album, 2018’s Trench Digging During Peacetime, was nominated for Best Local Album of 2018 in CITY Newspaper, and the album’s title track is in regular rotation on college radio (WITR), and NPR (WRUR). Having shared the stage with famed jam and folks acts like Max Creek, Ryan Montbleau, Ekoostik Hookah, and DJ Logic, and playing venues throughout Western New York, Manhattan and Brooklyn, Broderick is a seasoned performer constantly expanding his soundscape with styles ranging from Dylan and Springsteen to synth acts like Future Islands and Chvrches. He is probably listening to John Prine right now.
released January 25, 2018
All songs written and produced by Fran Broderick (Left-Handed 2nd Baseman)
Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Matthew Ramerman at The Green Room
Tracks 4 and 7 engineered by Brendan Simms
Additional engineering: Fran Broderick and Sam Snyder
All songs copyright Fran Broderick 2018.
Album artwork by Matt J. Carbone
Fran Broderick - vocals, rhythm guitars, lead guitar (track 3), synthesizer (3 and 6), accordion, piano (4 and 7), drum machines (3 and 9)
Greg Detwiler - drums
Dan Carter - bass
Shane Kelsen - piano, organ, Rhodes piano
Brendan Simms - trombone, acoustic guitar, backing vocals (4 and 7)
Ben Rossi - synthesizer (6), backing vocals (4)
Trevor Holly - lead guitar (1, 4, 8)
Matthew Ramerman - shaker, tambourine, drum machine (6)
Rita Harris Proctor - backing vocals (1 and 3)
Zac Lijewski - viola
Stephen Burke - standup bass (4)
Dan Merkey - saxophone
Justin Lloyd - trumpet
Hobbes - dog bark
Special thanks to everyone involved in making this happen. Y’all know who you are.