Since Jun 29, 2018
|Genre||singer-songwriter, folk, alt country|
|Bio||Australian roots music, it’s a sense of place. In singer-songwriter Mark Lucas' world you’ll encounter ghosts of the past & yearning spirits of the present, making themselves known in a variety of familiar locales, together with a motley cast of misfits & dreamers who could fit in just about anywhere there’s people & stories to tell.
A familiar face on the Sydney roots scene, Mark Lucas’ current solo album “Little Town Blues”, sees him step out from long-time backing band the Dead Setters to work a distinctly personal seam.
Some call it Americana with Australian stories...from bluegrass to blues, tempered by a sharp pop sensibility it's a string-driven journey to a narrative heart.
“the Grandmeister of inner west alt-country” – Cathy Kirkpatrick, Promoter
“…an exemplary example of Australian songwriting, full of beautifully restrained playing and honest lyrics.” – Chris Familton, The Music
“I'd place Mark Lucas in the same category where you find the late Townes Van Zandt and John Prine, or Robert Earl Keen: handsome, easy-to-the-ear melodies, beautiful, pure, at times bitter and sardonic lyrics, and a number of songs which you could immediately catalogue as "gets stuck in your head". ”
– Dani Heyvaert, Rootstime.be (Belgium)
“…after all these years writing and recording songs, he’s still got plenty to draw on, and you just can’t fake soul like this.” – Whisperinandhollerin (Ireland)
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