Lucero On Mountain Stage
The country-rock band Lucero makes its second appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of Ohio University in Athens. Road-tested for more than a decade now, Lucero's distinctive sound mixes soulful horns with pedal steel, keyboards and brash guitars.
Anchored by the singing and songwriting of frontman Ben Nichols, Lucero also features guitarists Brian Venable and Todd Beene, bassist John Stubblefield, Roy Berry on drums and Rick Steff on piano and organ. The group came together in 1998, and has spent the last decade-plus playing 150 to 200 shows a year. The experience shows on Lucero's newest album, Women & Work. Lucero's Memphis influence shines throughout this set, but never more than in the opener, "On My Way Downtown," which features the sax and trumpet of Jim Spake and Scott Thompson.
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