Delta Blue welcomes Les Lucky for several performances this weekend
LAKE PLACID – Les Lucky will take the Delta Blue stage Friday and Saturday night as well as Sunday.
The band will perform from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday as well as Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. with a single keyboards and acoustic guitar performance and at 8 p.m, fir an acoustic set, and 9 to 11 p.m. for a full band amplified set.
Les Lucky has been succinctly described as “a singer-songwriter who jams.”
A more in-depth description is that he’s an American Roots singer/songwriter, engaging performer and multi-instrumentalist who writes powerful songs, sings with a broad range of emotion and fluidly jams on both keyboards & guitar. Heavily influenced by Rock, Blues and Pop, his songs are also flavored with Folk, Country, R&B and Jazz. His world-worn observations provide insightful, and often personal, glimpses into life’s struggles as well as its celebrations. He distills the lessons learned from life’s trials and tribulations into songs about modern-day relationships, love lost and life’s wonder as well as stories of hard luck, questionable choices and human frailties.
Les’ vocal style ranges from breathy to hard-edged and beyond, while his instrumental prowess is evident in his flights of fancy on both guitar and piano. His transition from one instrument to another is as natural as it is entertaining. In live shows, Les often takes liberties with his recorded material. At times, he’ll even include additional sections not found in the original recordings. As a veteran of thousands of shows, he is at his best when mixing things up and engaging an audience.
Les Lucky was born and raised in the Midwest but has spent most of his adult life in the New York City area. Early on, he cut his teeth on the song-oriented vocal music of Rock, Folk/Rock and R&B, but as his skills on guitar and piano developed, the Blues, and later Jazz, also became influences.
Within months of moving to New York City, Les was producing music for TV and radio as well as doing local band gigs. Within two years, he was the featured performer on more than 300 dates a year while writing and recording during the day. Before long, Les was being asked to perform out of town. Along with stints in Las Vegas, Montreal and New England, he spent 5-8 months a year as a solo performer in Europe for several years.
With the completion of Frets & Hammers, his inaugural CD, Les Lucky has emerged with a pocketful of melodies in pursuit of a spot on your playlist. This is American music by a man who is ready to see where this new music will take him.
Delta Blue is located at the Historic Northwoods Inn at 2520 Main St.