|Genre|| Alt. Country |
|Label(s)|| Universal Music Group (2008 - 2010)|
Liberty & Lament
Soul is Cheap
|Associated Acts|| A Town Too Small|
Lucky Old Son
The Paper Hearts
The Simple Ones
The Honorary Title
The Hold Steady
| Ben Nichols |
John C. Stubblefield
| Shane Callaway |
Lucero is an American punk/Texas Country infused rock band that is based in Memphis, Tennessee.
Lucero's punk rock roots flavor their now "country-ish" music, while their Southern roots give them the twang that they have come to be known by. They had their start in Memphis, TN. The band played for the first time in early 1998. Since 2001, they have played between 150 and 200 shows a year across the United States and Canada. They have released six full length albums.
The members of Lucero are Roy Berry (drums), John C. Stubblefield (bass), Brian Venable (guitar), and Ben Nichols (guitar and vocals), Rick Steff (piano, organ, accordion), and occasionally Todd Beene (pedal steel). Todd Gill substituted for Brian Venable from 2003 to 2004. The band also experimented with guitarist Steve Selvidge in the early months of 2003. Ben Nichols' previous band was Red 40 in which he played alongside Colin Brooks and Steve Kooms.
In late 2008 the band announced they had signed a 4 album deal with Universal Music Group. Their latest album, 1372 Overton Park, was released October 6, 2009 and was the first Lucero album to feature a horns section.
The Last Pale Light in the West, the first solo release from frontman Ben Nichols, was released in January 2009 on the band's own label Liberty & Lament. The 7 song record was inspired by Cormac McCarthy's book Blood Meridian.
Nichols co-stars in MTV's $5 Cover, a Craig Brewer-produced quasi-fictionalized series about the Memphis music scene that started in May 2009. A performance of Lucero's song "San Francisco" at the Young Avenue Deli in Memphis is featured in the trailer for the series.
- self-titled demo (1998)
- My Best Girl Landmark Records (2000)
- Split w/ Loggia Soul is Cheap (2004)
- The Attic Tapes - self-released (2000)
- Lucero - Madjack Records (2001)
- Tennessee - Madjack Records (2002)
- That Much Further West - Tiger Style Records (2003)
- Nobody's Darlings - Liberty & Lament (2005)
- Dreaming In America - Liberty & Lament (2005)
- The Attic Tapes (reissue) - Liberty & Lament (2006)
- Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers - Liberty & Lament (2006)
- 1372 Overton Park - Universal Records / Republic Records (2009)
- Thick Syrup Records - Thick Syrup Records (2007)
- Atticus: Dragging the Lake 3 - SideOneDummy Records (2005)
- Lucero (official website)
- Lucero at Allmusic
- Lucero feature on hardrock.com
- Review of Rebels, Rogues, and Sworn Brothers
- Interview on Brightest Young Things
- Photos/Review of Lucero at the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia, April 2009
- Interview with Lucero 2010 at www.AwaitingTheFlood.com
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