Photos – Lucero at the Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, April 4 2013
– photos by Christine Redmond
Memphis band Lucero on tour for Women & Work, their 2012 debut for ATO Records.
The album includes contributions from Memphis horn legends Jim Spake (Solomon Burke, Ray Charles) and Scott Thompson (Al Green, Cat Power). The album was recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis, and produced by Ted Hutt, who has also produced The Gaslight Anthem – which makes sense, considering Lucero frontman Ben Nichols bears a passing resemblance to that band’s Brian Fallon.
Women & Work follows Lucero’s acclaimed 2009 release 1372 Overton Park and a solo album by Nichols, The Last Light in the Pale West, inspired by the Cormac McCarthy book Blood Meridian.
Lucero is made up of Nichols, John C. Stubblefield (bass), Brian Venable (guitar), Rick Steff (piano, organ, accordion), Todd Beene (pedal steel), and Roy Berry (drums)
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