Our artist to watch really shouldn’t really be an artist to watch, rather a must see artist. Lucero aren’t a new band, in fact, they have six albums to their name, all full of songs we know you’ll enjoy. They blend a nice bit of country twang with a punk rock ethos, giving them credibility galore in my book. Singer Ben Nichols has a throaty vocal, often times seeming like he’s struggling to get his voice out, but that’s just the sort of passion he brings to the table. Their latest album, 1372 Overton Park, featured some new moves, bringing in loads more horns, and you’re sure to get a glimpse of the more than just a four-piece band on stage, as they definitely will be bringing an entourage to bring the house down. I can see this as one of those shows that unifies the unkempt rockers with the casual ACL festival goers; the band is simply good enough to bring us all together, especially in the live setting. So, if you like a little bit of punk rock, you have to be there. Country is your thing? Still, you gotta be there. We’re all going to throw back a few nice beverages, and fall in love with Lucero.
Download: Lucero – Hey Darling Do You Gamble [MP3]