Lucero is a badass blend of bourbon-fuelled blues-infused tattooed covered country rock with a ton of heart and soul that will make you think twice before you bad mouth country. The band is hot off their American tour with heavy groove rockers Clutch and just beginning a stretch of headlining dates around North America.

Lucero has a reputation as a live act because although they may not be everyone’s cup of tea, they’re definitely a strong shot of whisky to a select few. This is a band that doesn’t give a damn about anyone who isn’t there for them, they’re very adamant about playing for THEIR FANS and the people who DO CARE.

The guys played a solid selection of songs that spread across nine of their albums and even two of lead singer Ben Nichol‘s solo songs. Fan favorites like “My Best Girl”, “Ain’t So Lonely”, “Tears Don’t Matter Much” and “Nights Like These” all brought the audience straight into the heart of each song.

Nichols also played a solo acoustic song, “Loving”, that appears on the soundtrack for the movie of the same name directed by his brother Jeff. Jeff Nichols is making quite the name for himself in the film industry with wildly interesting films like Mud starring Matthew McConaughey, Take Shelter starring Michael Shannon and the sci-fi thriller Midnight Special.

Lucero is a band that pounds out every song so it creates a collective heartbeat throughout the audience to make any weary stranger feel at home. Even if you don’t consider yourself a country fan, Lucero is so much more than that and they truly LOVE their fans.

Lucero’s Setlist:

01. Can’t You Hear Them Howl
02. Texas & Tennessee
03. Last Night In Town
04. My Best Girl
05. Ain’t So Lonely
06. Went Looking for Warren Zevon’s Los Angeles
07. Loving (Ben Nichols song)
08. Last Pale Light in the West (Ben Nichols song)
09. On My Way Downtown
10. Tears Don’t Matter Much
11. Nights Like These
12. Chain Link Fence
13. Throwback #2
14. Women & Work
15. Wasted
16. Mom
17. The War
18. Little Silver Heart
19. Slow Dancing
20. San Francisco
21. I Can Get Us Out Of Here Tonight
22. Drink ‘Till We’re Gone
23. The Last Song
24. Fistful of Tears

After graduating with a degree in Media Studies and Journalism from the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto, ON, Alex has been covering pop culture events since 2009. He has covered major festivals like Osheaga, North by North East, Edgefest, and Heavy T.O and interviewed members of the Foo Fighters and Carlos Santana (who featured the interview in his memoir) and more. Alex has also spoken with filmmakers like writer/director Shane Black (Iron Man 3), writer George Pelecanos (The Wire, The Deuce), feature film directors, actors, stunt coordinators and more. His passion for film lead him to write original screenplays and even made the Second Round of the Austin Film Festival in 2019. He loves movies, music, reading, writing, and festivals of all kinds while he works on his next feature film spec script.