Friday, August 23, 2013

Austin Lucas - Stay Reckless

Austin Lucas and friends at Durty Nelly's in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Feb. 7, 2012. | Photo by: Nicole Kibert ©

A three year Couch by Couchwest veteran (He was the first ever CXCW performer) Indiana’s Austin Lucas has captured the hearts of all participants and performers at the grassroots event.  Spending about 10 months a year touring he is a true American troubadour, writing and singing about life on the road, hard lesson’s learned, redemption and sacrifice. A gripping vocalist his songs reach deep into the soul and tug at sometimes raw feelings that benefit from the light of expression.
“I wrote the majority of this record leading up to and in the aftermath of separating and divorcing my ex-wife,” Lucas tells American Songwriter. “In many ways it could be considered a typical breakup album, however, I really wanted there to be a glimmer of hope that existed along with the heartache. Hope for a future without the stress and isolation that I’d been feeling for so long and hope for the possibilities that life might now place in my path. There’s a whole lot of sadness in the songs on Stay Reckless but alongside it, there’s also the glimmer of happiness to come.”
Glossary is the backup band on the album and is chockfull of talent, with Cory Branan adding some guitar and organ, Hoot Hester playing fiddle and mandolin and Chris Scruggs from BR-549 singing backups and playing a little bit of lap steel.

The sampler below will entice you to go to American Songwriter and stream the full album. Look for 'Stay Reckless' on August 27 on New West Records

Upcoming Tour Dates:

August 29 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar *

August 30 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop *

August 31 – Cookeville, TN @ Muddy Roots Festival

September 2 – Tupelo, MS @ The Blue Canoe *

September 3 – Little Rock, AR @ White Water Tavern *

September 4 – Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry’s *

September 6 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree *

September 7 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Mud and Water *

September 8 – New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar *

September 10 – Pensacola, FL @ Handlebar *

September 11 – Gainesville, FL @ The High Dive *

September 12 – St. Petersburg, FL @ The Shelter *

September 13 – Jacksonville, FL @ Rain Dogs

September 14 – Atlanta, GA @ The Basement

September 15 – Durham, NC @ Motorco

September 16 – Richmond, VA @ The Camel

September 17 – Harrisonburg, VA @ The Blue Nile

September 18 Knoxville, TN @ The Well

* With John Moreland)

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