Lucinda Williams

Roots-Rock Band Lucero To Perform At Infinity Hartford

Roots-Rock Band Lucero To Perform At Infinity Hartford

This year marks two decades of making music for Memphis roots-rockers Lucero. Doug Sahm once sang “You just can’t live in Texas if you don’t have a lot of soul.” The same is probably true of Memphis. Having Elvis, Big Star, Isaac Hayes and Charlie Rich in the atmosphere must do something to a band. Lucero sounds a little like a dude version of Lucinda Williams, with those little yips and breaks in frontman Ben Nichols’ drawling voice.

One gets the feeling that this is a band whose members spent large chunks of their lives on I-40 and in dark clubs playing pool. Fans of Drive-By Truckers might recognize a kinship in Lucero. “So what if all our heroes are the losing kind?” asks...

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