Club Red: Lucero

Club Red: Lucero

Beyond the Groove  presents Lucero play Club Red at the Telluride Conference Center,  Mountain Village, Tuesday, July 28. Doors, 8 p.m.; show time, 8:30 p.m. Tickets here.

Beyond the Groove is pleased to announce yet another night of incredible music at the Telluride Mountain Village Conference Center’s pop up musical venue Club Red: Tuesday, July 28, the American country-punk rock band Lucero performs at the venue. Plush decor, ambient lighting, VIP seating and bottle service make Club Red unique to the destination.

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About Lucero:

Lucero had their start in Memphis, TN and played for the first time in early 1998. Since 2001, the group has done between 150 and 200 shows a year across the United States and Canada and have been described as “one of the hardest working bands of the last 10 years—on tour significantly more days than they are not.”

Lucero is Ben Nichols (guitar and vocals), Roy Berry (drums), John C. Stubblefield (bass), Brian Venable (guitar), and Rick Steff (piano, organ, accordion).

Lucero’s sound has been summed up as a synthesis of soul, rock and country that is distinctly Memphisian. To date, they have released nine albums and one live DVD, mostly on their their own label.

After 16 years, Lucero has built up a fanbase that’s as diverse as it is rabid. Ask 50 Lucero fans what their favorite song is and you’ll get 50 different answers. Among the band’s 100-plus songs across the group’s albums and multiple EPs, there’s no universal fan favorite. “Each person makes Lucero their own thing,” says frontman Nichols. “Everyone identifies with us for completely different reasons. For one reason or another, Lucero becomes a very personal band.”

But the one thing that seems to unify Lucero fans of all kinds is the band’s all-or-nothing live show.

Here’s more on Lucero by Nichols:

K05A1410-2You could say we were one of the lucky ones, starting this band in April of ’98 without a clue as to what we were doing. We were getting tired of the steady punk rock and metal diet and we wanted to try our hand at country songs, or do our best Tom Waits/Pogues impersonation.

The trick there was that we couldn’t really play our instruments! I had never played guitar before and Ben Nichols (lead singer, guitar) had only played bass in other bands. Finding Roy Berry (drummer) and John C. Stubblefield (bassist) solidified the line up and being hidden away in Memphis allowed us to woodshed, experiment with different sounds and create one that was ours alone.

Eventually we got out of town, and playing 250 shows year not only made us tight as a band but as a family as well. We are still one of the few bands out there with the original line up from almost the beginning, and it shows.

Picking up Rick Steff on keys allowed us to expand the sound and grow musically. Being able to play whatever we could think up in our heads and having the music we loved and grew up on motivate and inspire us to try new things and take chances.

Continue reading here.

For a preview of Lucero’s show, check out this video:

Tickets are available here and also at Wizard Entertainment.

About Beyond The Groove:

Beyond the Groove is Denise Mongan’s music production company. Her goal: bring good quality live music to Telluride, primarily at the new Club Red at Telluride Conference Center.

Her first sold-out show at Club Red was in March 2014, Blitzen Trapper. Since then she has produced Deer Tick, Matisyahu, Cash’d Out with upcoming shows including Lettuce in Feb 2015.

Denise has worked in the Music business for almost 30 years and is thrilled to now have the opportunity to living her passion producing live shows.

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