Courtesy of Andy Modla Photography
We meet the blue collar heart of Memphis, the band Lucero, today on the World Cafe. Lucero has their own history with Ardent studio. Today we hear a stripped down session with the band recorded in Ardent Studio A where they worked on their breakthrough album 1372 Overton Park.
In the beginning Lucero was all about combining a punk esthetic with Tom Waits’ lyrical sensibility. Over the years the Memphis sound that surrounds them has crept into their music including a horn section on their last two albums.
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