New Music: Lucero – “Before The Ghosts” and “PBS – Bluegrass Underground”

Lots of cool news from the Lucero camp this week, so I thought I’d wrap it up in one tidy post. First and foremost, the Memphis rockers kicked off their three-week US tour with such varied acts as Vandoliers, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, and Rhode Island’s The Huntress And Holder Of Hands. Check out those dates here.

Next up, PBS unveiled the band’s performance for their Bluegrass Underground series. It was filmed at The Caverns in Pelham, Tennessee. If you’re not familiar, The Caverns is exactly what you think; an underground music venue set in a cavern deep below the Cumberland Mountains. Cool! Anyway, you can stream the band’s unique performance here.

Last but certainly not least, the band put out a new digital-only release yesterday. It’s called Before The Ghosts: Acoustic Demos and Other Ideas from Among the Ghosts, and as you might imagine, it consists of demos and reworked versions of tracks that appeared on last year’s Among The Ghosts. It’s definitely one for the hardcore fans, but it’s a pretty cool listen as to how the proverbial sausage was made. Check it out here.


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