July 15, 2012

Lucero On World Cafe (World Cafe, July 5, 2012)

Lucero -- bright star in Spanish -- has been creating quality punk-inflected country since the late '90s. Hailing from Memphis, frontman Ben Nichols gives the act a gruff Southern twang with both his voice and his guitar. Since the release of 2001's eponymous debut, Lucero has recorded five more studio albums and plays an impressive 200 shows a year in the U.S. and Canada.

Lucero's new album Women & Work was released this March to much praise. This is the group's second record to include a horn section -- an addition that allows the band to fully flush out its sound. As a further exploration of its members' Memphis roots, Lucero enlisted a women's gospel choir for the track "Go Easy," adding a soulful feel.



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