Fri, May. 11th, 2012 · The Cannery Ballroom · $20.00

Lucero

Fri, May. 11th, 2012

Lucero

$20.00
Doors: 8:00pm
Show: 9:00pm
The Cannery Ballroom

Fri, May. 11th, 2012

The Cannery Ballroom
Doors: 8:00pm
Show: 9:00pm
$20.00
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Lucero


Lucero is an alt-country/punk rock band from Memphis, TN. Formed in 1998, the six-piece has built its reputation on writing sing-along songs about small town life and love, putting a modern edge on classic Americana subjects. The members may look like tattooed tough guys, but they write resonant songs that tug the heartstrings of even the most hardened rock fan.

Lead singer Ben Nichols’ signature whiskey-soaked voice is arguably one of the most recognizable in rock and roll today. The band is rounded out by original members Roy Berry (drums), John C. Stubblefield (bass) and Brian Venable (guitar). Recent additions Rick Steff (piano, organ, accordion) and Todd Beene (pedal steel) contribute to the fuller sound of Lucero’s recent records.

Since 2001, Lucero has played between 150 and 200 shows a year in North America. The band has released seven full-length albums and two DVDs. The latest album, 2009’s “1372 Overton Park,” was the first Lucero record to feature a horn section, and the horns also occasionally accompany the band on the road.

Lucero has shared the stage with Social Distortion, North Mississippi Allstars and Drive-By Truckers, among others. Nichols also co-starred in season one of MTV’s “$5 Cover,” a quasi-fictionalized series about the Memphis music scene.

Lucero doesn’t have fans as much as diehards who come to every show and scream the words to every song. And that’s just the way it should be.

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In  honor  of  their  15th  year  of  being  a  band,  LUCERO  are proud  to  introduce  their  first-­ever  acoustic  offering…Texas  &  Tennessee  is  a  return  to  the  earliest  days  of the  band.  Produced  by  Cody  Dickinson  (North  Mississippi  All-­stars) Texas  &  Tennessee will  be  issued  on  Tuesday  April  23rd and  sold  at  Lucero  shows  exclusively  on LUCERO’s own Liberty  &  Lament  imprint,  and  digitally  on  April  30th  via  ATO  Records. 

“When  we  started,  we  were  building  on  a  foundation  we  weren’t aware  of,”  says guitarist  Brian  Venable.  “Listening  back  to  our  early stuff,  we  hear  ourselves  reference the  old  Sun  Records. We  didn’t  hear  it  or  feel  it  then,  but  we  hear  it  and  feel  it  now.”