Lucero to bring Memphis style to Morgantown
Published: Monday, October 15, 2012
Updated: Monday, October 15, 2012 08:10
Country-rock band Lucero performs tonight at 123 Pleasant Street.
The band has been relentlessly touring in support of their latest album "Women & Work."
According to the band’s website, "Women & Work" is a love letter from Lucero to their hometown of Memphis, Tenn.
"Having a band in Memphis puts you in a tradition," said Lucero frontman Ben Nichols. "We started at punk-rock shows, not necessarily playing punk rock, but coming from the outside, – from a bohemian place."
Lucero joined the likes of Drive-By Truckers and My Morning Jacket by recording their new album through ATO records.
"The best-kept-secret band is now on the best-kept-secret label," said lead guitarist Brian Venable.
The band has a modern-country sound mixed with the classic Americana and blues influences that have made Tennessee a breeding ground for music legends like Sun Records stars Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash.
While the band is considered a country-rock band, they seem to not know any limitations on musical genres.
In 2010, Lucero went on tour with punk-rock legends Social Distortion, and they released a vinyl record with the up-and-coming bluegrass band Trampled By Turtles.
Throughout their 14-year career, Lucero has constantly progressed by adding musicians and other perspectives into their music.
With the recent addition of a pedal steel guitar, piano and a horn section, the band has accomplished a much larger sound.
If touring the country isn’t enough, Nichols also played a lead role in the MTV series "$5 Cover," directed by Craig Brewer ("Hustle & Flow," "Footloose").
This is a band that has many roots and is constantly evolving – a great show for any music lover.
The show starts at 9 p.m. and costs $20.
All attendees must be at least 18 years old to enter.