Five Great Egrets was engineered and produced by Pete Steinkopf at Little Eden in Asbury Park, NJ during fall 2020. “I’ve been fortunate to have folks that are remarkable musicians contribute because they like me as a person and believe in me,” vows Lashley. His backing band features first-rate musicians as well as fellow Bostonians including Joe Sirios (The Mighty Mighty BossToneS), Tim Brennan (Dropkick Murphys), Johnny Rioux (Street Dogs), C.J. Ramone (Ramones), Pete Steinkopf (The Bouncing Souls), Sam Bey (The Parlor Mob), Jared Hart (Mercy Union), and others.
From a tense relationship (“Heart of Stone”) to a song of hope and guidance (“It Got So Dark”) to the struggle and realization that you cannot change others (“Not Sorry”) to integrity (“Joe”) to humanity (“Mexico”) - Five Great Egrets sheds light on Lashley’s straightforward and optimistic outlook on life. Also, “Park Your Carcass” was co-written by Dicky Barrett and Joe Gittleman of The Mighty Mighty BossToneS. Fortunately, the song didn’t make the cut for their album and was given to Lashley.