Ben Nichols is hands down my favorite vocalist of all time so I am stoked to be catching him when he swings by The Fine Line on Sunday, June 12th (and you should probably go).
Like the great river that flows through Memphis, the music of Lucero keeps rolling on, twisting, and turning through the years, the same dark and brooding steadiness always at work.
Since forming in late the ‘90s, this group of Memphis road-dogs has mixed heartfelt lyrics with the sounds of early rock and roll, classic punk, country-folk, and deep-fried Southern soul. It’s a sound that stands on the pillars of American music, born more of feeling than technique, delivered night after night to legions of fans in dive bars and theaters, and on stages as august as Red Rocks Amphitheater and the Ryman. In short, it’s music that is built to last, impervious to trends.
Opening the night will be Todd May. Todd May plays with Lydia Loveless (Bloodshot Records), Mooncussers, as well as several other projects. Todd releases solo records, plays guitar for Lydia Loveless, and writes with Sue Harshe of Fort Shame.
Tickets are still available HERE!
**Ben Nichols is donating $1 per ticket towards St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.