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Monday, August 30, 2010

The Lucky 13 Chronicles: NJ to MD

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Lucky 13 back at Grounds & Sounds....and then there were two


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Setauket, NY…. Friday, September 10, 2010... How does a band that has achieved national recognition, radio play and sales success in its first year handle the departure of a core member?

Lucky 13, the CD, created a ground swell when it hit national radio in late 2008, with three unique women, three bodies of work, and one harmonizing sound. It was supposed to be a one-time celebratory Sonic Underground CD release for the label’s 13th anniversary. Co-founder, band member and Three Village resident Marci Geller said, “There was such a great response every time we performed together, we thought why not follow the signs and become a group? And so we did, under the same name.”

Then one of the trio members, Susan DeVita, realized touring and single parenthood weren’t working. “Losing a vital member to the group made us question what the future would hold,” explains remaining members Geller & Huntington resident Cathy Kreger.

Initially the group reached out to legendary vocalist Diane Garisto for recommendations. Garisto saw how quickly the first show was coming up and offered to sit in with the successful trio. After six months of navigating logistical and scheduling conflicts, Geller and Kreger officially announced in August of 2010 that they were moving forward as a duo. “The one thing that has remained constant is the joining of our voices, the music and the mission shared between Cathy and me,” affirms Geller. “So why reinvent the wheel? Our destiny has been staring us in the face for a long time and now that we've regrouped and refocused, we feel more passionate than ever before.”

In the short time they have been together, Lucky 13 has garnered airplay and in-studios at radio stations across the Northeast including: WFUV, WSHU, WPKN, WUSB, WOR, WHUD, WLIU to name a few. They were a featured performer on the Fox Morning Show, WLNY TV and a feature article in the New York Times sang their praises. They recently taped an episode for the popular web series After Dinner and have opened for such notables as James Maddock, Vance Gilbert, John Flynn, Jack Hardy & KJ Denhert.

Their chemistry is really kind of magical,” -John Platt, WFUV 90.7 FM

The future is looking bright for this dynamic duo of passionate, talented women. Audiences agree, they have never sounded better. “I think it feels better too,” adds Kreger. “The new ease comes across and we love that our audience stuck with us.” You can catch them at Grounds & Sounds Coffeehouse on Friday, September 10th. If you haven’t heard of Lucky 13 yet, get ready, nothing is slowing these women down anytime soon.

Grounds & Sounds Coffeehouse is located in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stony Brook, 380 Nicolls Rd., Setauket, NY 11733. Open mic at 8pm, concert at 8:45pm. Tickets $12.50. For more information www.Lucky13.fm or www.groundsandsounds.org

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Please include in your calendar listings: Friday, September 10, 2010, National touring act and Long Island favorites Lucky 13 featuring Marci Geller & Cathy Kreger in concert at Grounds & Sounds Coffeehouse. $12.50 for tickets. Open mic at 8pm-doors open at 7:30pm. Concert at 8:45pm. For more information: www.groundsandsounds.org or www.Lucky13.fm

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Rolling with the changes… How a successful national touring band turned a twist into an asset.




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3 Women • 3 Lives • 13 Stories
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Stafford Springs, CT…. Sunday, July 25, 2010... How does a band that has achieved national recognition, radio play and sales success in its first year handle the departure of a core member?
Lucky 13, the CD, created a ground swell when it hit national radio in late 2008, with three unique women, three bodies of work, and one harmonizing sound. It was supposed to be a one-time celebratory Sonic Underground CD release for the label’s 13th anniversary. Co-founder, band member Marci Geller said, “There was such a great response every time we performed together, we thought why not follow the signs and become a group? And so we did, under the same name.”

Then one of the trio members, Susan DeVita, realized touring and single parenthood weren’t working. “Losing a vital member to the group made us question what the future would hold,” explains remaining members Geller & CT native Cathy Kreger.

The group reached out to legendary vocalist Diane Garisto for recommendations. Garisto saw how quickly the first show was coming up and offered to sit in with the successful trio. “As soon as we performed the first song of that first show together, we knew we’d found a new magic.” shares Geller. Garisto’s presence set the musicians on a trajectory that the band had hoped for, but hadn’t imagined would happen so quickly. Garisto joins the project with a healthy resume that includes singing on Saturday Night Live, The David Letterman Show, albums for Paul Simon and Billy Joel, and touring with Steely Dan and the legendary Laura Nyro.

In the short time the trio has been together, Lucky 13 has garnered airplay and in-studios at radio stations across the Northeast including: WFUV, WSHU, WPKN, WUSB, WOR, WHUD, WLIU to name a few. They were a featured performer on the Fox Morning Show, WLNY TV and a feature article in the New York Times sang their praises. They recently taped an episode for the popular web series After Dinner and have opened for such notables as Vance Gilbert, John Flynn, Jack Hardy & KJ Denhert.
After Dinner Shoot. Photo Credit Robert Berkowitz,
L-R, Tom Romeo, Diane Garisto, Marci Geller & Cathy Kreger


Their chemistry is really kind of magical,” -John Platt, WFUV 90.7 FM

The future is looking bright for this trio of feisty, talented women. Audiences agree, they have never sounded better. “I think it feels better too,” adds Kreger. “The new ease comes across and we love that our audience stuck with us.” You can catch them at Stafford Art Commission “Concerts in the Park” on Sunday, July 25th. If you haven’t heard of Lucky 13 yet, get ready, nothing is slowing these women down anytime soon.

Stafford Art Commission “Concerts in the Park” is located at Heritage Park, Stafford Springs, CT. Concert at 6pm. All Ages, Free admission. For more information www.Lucky13.fm or www.staffordct.org
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Please include in your calendar listings: Sunday, July 25, 2010, National touring act and Long Island favorites Lucky 13 featuring Marci Geller, Cathy Kreger & Diane Garisto in concert at Stafford Art Commission “Concerts in the Park”. Free admission. Concert at 6:00pm. For more information: www.staffordct.org or www.Lucky13.fm
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Lucky 13 back in Maine-Slates hosts the Dynamic Trio!


3 Women • 3 Lives • 13 Stories

Complicated? Not anymore...How a successful national touring band turned a twist into an asset.

Hallowell, ME…. Monday, May 3rd, 2010... How does a band that has achieved national recognition, radio play and sales success in its first year handle the departure of a core member?

Lucky 13, the CD, created a ground swell when it hit national radio in late 2008, with three unique women, three bodies of work, and one harmonizing sound. It was supposed to be a one-time celebratory Sonic Underground CD release for the label’s 13th anniversary. Co-founder and band member Marci Geller said, “There was such a great response every time we performed together, we thought why not follow the signs and become a group?” “And so we did, under the same name.”

Then one of the trio members, Susan DeVita, realized touring and single parenthood weren’t working. “Losing a vital member to the group made us question what the future would hold,” explains remaining members Geller & Maine favorite Cathy Kreger.

The group reached out to legendary vocalist Diane Garisto for recommendations. Garisto saw how quickly the first show was coming up and offered to sit in for the successful trio. “As soon as we performed the first song of that first show together, we knew we found a new magic.” shares Geller. Garisto’s presence set the band on a trajectory that the band had hoped for, but hadn’t imagined so quickly. Garisto joins the project with a healthy resume that includes singing on Saturday Night Live, The David Letterman Show, albums for Paul Simon and Billy Joel and touring with Steely Dan and the legendary Laura Nyro.

In the short time the trio has been together, Lucky 13 has garnered airplay and in-studios at radio stations across the Northeast including: WFUV, WSHU, WPKN, WUSB, WOR, WHUD, WLIU to name a few. They were a featured performer on the Fox Morning Show, WLNY TV and a feature article in the New York Times sang their praises. They have opened for such notables as Vance Gilbert, John Flynn, Jack Hardy & KJ Denhert.

Their chemistry is really kind of magical,” -John Platt, WFUV 90.7 FM

The future is looking bright for this trio of feisty, talented women. Audiences agree, they have never sounded better. “I think it feels better too,” adds Kreger. “The new ease comes across and we love that our audience stuck with us” You can catch them at Slates Restaurant on May 3rd. If you haven’t heard of Lucky 13 yet, strap in, nothing is slowing these women down anytime soon.

Slates Restaurant is located at 167 Water St, Hallowell, ME 04347.
(207) 622-9575. Show time is 8:15pm. Tickets $20.00. For more information www.Lucky13.fm or www.slatesrestaurant.com

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Please include in your calendar listings: Monday, May 3, 2010 8:15pm, National touring act and Maine favorites, Lucky 13 featuring Marci Geller, Cathy Kreger & Diane Garisto in concert at Slates Restaurant. call (207) 622-9575 or by Internet www.slatesrestaurant.com or www.Lucky13.fm

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

3 Women • 3 Lives • 13 Stories Lucky 13 opens for Vance Gilbert again-this time at the famous Katherine Hepburn Cultural Center!


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Old Saybrook, CT…. Saturday, April 3, 2010... By now the name Lucky 13 sounds familiar to most from the area. After a tumultuous first year that ended in one of it’s core members leaving, the trio launched it’s second year with the addition of legendary back up vocalist Diane Garisto who is now not only a lead singer, but contributing percussion and her well crafted songs to round out the repertoire.

Lucky 13 unites the talents of Connecticut native Cathy Kreger, Marci Geller & Diane Garisto whose solo credits prior to the project include: opening for Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal (Kreger), Performing on Live! With Regis & being named one of the Top 10 Best Singer/Songwriters by Performing Songwriter Magazine (Geller) and touring with Laura Nyro, Steely Dan and singing on Graceland and River of Dreams (Garisto). “We have all experienced success on our own, but at this age, it’s nice to have some company on the road…that and it sure helps having extra hands to lug equipment!” teases founding member Marci Geller. Together they have a synergistic blend of folk, jazz and blues woven together by warm and rich harmonies.

In the short time the trio has been together, Lucky 13 has garnered airplay and in-studios at radio stations across the Northeast including: WFUV, WSHU, WPKN, WUSB, WOR, WHUD, WLIU to name a few. They were a featured performer on the Fox Morning Show, WLNY TV and a feature article in the New York Times sang their praises. This will be there second time opening for national touring artist Vance Gilbert and have also opened for notables John Flynn, Jack Hardy & KJ Denhert. They recently song swapped in an invitation only showcase with Buskin & Batteau, Pete Kennedy and Kevin So at the 2009 NERFA convention.

"Their chemistry is really kind of magical,” -John Platt, WFUV 90.7 FM

After successfully touring the northeast and becoming a well loved “buzz” band, they are now continuing to broaden their audience with the recording of their second CD to be released by Sonic Underground in 2010. The future is looking bright for this trio of feisty, talented women. “I think the real true beauty of this group is that we are each at an age where we’ve stopped pursuing the elusive brass ring and have put our energy into the music. We each have something to say because of the lives we’ve lived, and that comes across in our music.” explains Geller. Catch them April 3rd at the Katherine Hepburn Cultural Center for an evening that celebrates the human spirit as the set the stage for the amazing Vance Gilbert.

The Katherine Hepburn Cultural Center is located at 300 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475, Phone: 860-510-0473. Show time is 8:00pm. For more information www.Lucky13.fm or www.katherinehepburntheater.org

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Please include in your calendar listings: Saturday, April 3, 2010, National touring act Lucky 13 featuring Marci Geller, Cathy Kreger & Diane Garisto in concert at The Katherine Hepburn Cultural Center. For more information call: 860-510-0473 or by Internet www. katherinehepburntheater.org or www.Lucky13.fm
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Monday, February 22, 2010

Lucky 13 Back at the Garden Stage with New Line Up

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lesle Worman at Sonic Underground

DIGITAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST Phone: 631-689-7992 Fax: 631-387-9931E-mail: mail@sonicunderground.com

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3 Women • 3 Lives • 13 Stories
Complicated? Not anymore...How a successful LI based national touring band turned a twist into an asset.

Garden City, NY…. Friday, April 9th, 2010... How does a band that has achieved national recognition, radio play and sales success in its first year handle the departure of a core member?

Lucky 13, the CD, created a ground swell when it hit national radio in late 2008, with three unique women, three bodies of work, and one harmonizing sound. It was supposed to be a one-time celebratory Sonic Underground CD release for the label’s 13th anniversary. Co-founder and band member Marci Geller said, “There was such a great response every time we performed together, we thought why not follow the signs and become a group?” “And so we did, under the same name.”

Now one of the trio members, Susan DeVita, realized touring and single parenthood weren’t working. “Losing a vital member to the group made us question what the future would hold,” explains Geller. “January and our first 2010 shows were edging closer and we still hadn’t found an appropriate replacement.” Finding the right one would be a holiday miracle.

Geller revealed; The group reached out to legendary vocalist Diane Garisto for recommendations. Garisto saw how quickly the first show was coming up and offered to sit in for the successful trio. “As soon as we performed the first song of that first show together, we knew we found a new magic.” shares Geller. Garisto’s presence set the band on a trajectory that the band had hoped for, but hadn’t imagined so quickly. Garisto joins the project with a healthy resume that includes singing on Saturday Night Live, The David Letterman Show, albums for Paul Simon and Billy Joel and touring with Steely Dan and the legendary Laura Nyro.

In the short time the trio has been together, Lucky 13 has garnered airplay and in-studios at radio stations across the Northeast including: WFUV, WSHU, WPKN, WUSB, WOR, WHUD, WLIU to name a few. They were a featured performer on the Fox Morning Show, WLNY TV and a feature article in the New York Times sang their praises. They have opened for such notables as Vance Gilbert, John Flynn, Jack Hardy & KJ Denhert.

Their chemistry is really kind of magical,” -John Platt, WFUV 90.7 FM

The future is looking bright for this trio of feisty, talented women. You can catch them at The Garden Stage coffeehouse series on April 9th. If you haven’t heard of Lucky 13 yet, strap in, nothing is slowing these women down anytime soon.

The Garden Stage Coffee House is located inside the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau, 223 Stewart Avenue (at Nassau Boulevard), Garden City, NY 11530 (1/2 Block North of the Long Island Railroad, Nassau Boulevard Station) 516-248-8855. Doors open 7:00pm, open mic at 7:30pm, show time is 8:30pm. Tickets $15.00 advance/$17.00 door. For advance tickets email calendar@uuccn.org. For more information www.Lucky13.fm or www.GardenStage.com

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Please include in your calendar listings: Friday, April 9, 2010 8:30pm, National touring act and Long Island favorites, Lucky 13 featuring Marci Geller, Cathy Kreger & Diane Garisto in concert at The Garden Stage Coffee House. For more information call: email calendar@uuccn.org, call 516-248-8855 or by Internet www.GardenStage.com or www.Lucky13.fm

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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Happy Valentines Newsletter from Lucky 13

Happy Month of Love,

Our show at Last Licks was just an absolute joy-thank you all for coming out, supporting us and making us feel so loved!

We ended January with an amazing weekend recording at Five Towns College for our NEW CD!!!! We hope to have some "teasers" for you to listen to real soon.

More shows and other fun stuff coming your way. Reminder: there is a link to a download-able poster for each show on the tour page of our website: Tour Page. Click and share baby! Let's spread the Lucky 13 good word.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Times are a changing: Lucky 13 announces newest addition























Happy New Year Lovely L13 Friends!


We hope you all enjoyed a joyous, happy healthy holiday season and are all nice and rested up to join us at our upcoming shows!


We're starting off 2010 with some personnel changes that we think will enable us all to move forward in a wonderfully positive manner. Susan will be leaving Lucky 13 to focus on her family. This is a mutually amicable decision and she will always be a treasured part of our history.


So without further ado, we are so incredibly excited to welcome Lucky 13's newest addition, Diane Garisto. In a much varied career, Diane has toured as a vocalist with major recording artists such as Steely Dan and Laura Nyro and was fortunate to sing on Paul Simon's multi-platinum award-winning album, Graceland, and Billy Joel's evocative River of Dreams. She's appeared on The Today Show, Late Night with David Letterman, and Saturday Night Live, and shared the mike with such musical legends as Patti Labelle, Al Jarreau, Carly Simon, and George Benson.



We have been having an amazing time rehearsing with Diane and we all love how magically our voices joined together!


UPCOMING SHOWS:

































Saturday, January 9, 2010

Lucky 13 at The Auction House
@ The Auction House Center for the Arts


100 West Merchant St, Audubon, NJ 08106 (United States) - Map
856-546-7755



Set: 8:00 PM Tickets: $15
All Ages




Saturday, January 23, 2010

Lucky 13 at Last Licks Cafe @ Last Licks Cafe at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington



109 Browns Rd, Huntington, NY 11743 (United States) - Map
(631) 423-5425


Set: 7:30 PM Tickets: $15 General / $13 Seniors, Students
All Ages





Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Bull Run Concert Series @ The Bull Run


215 Great Rd, Rt. 2A, Shirley, MA 01464 (United States) - Map
877-536-7190


Set: 8:00 PM Tickets: $15ADV/$19DOOR
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We are looking forward to an adventerous, musical new year and look forward to seeing all of your beautiful faces at our shows. As always, we thank you for your continued support!


With New Year Love and Anticipation,


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3 Women • 3 Lives • 13 Stories

Lucky 13 First LI Show for 2010....

Huntington, NY…. Saturday, January 23rd, 2010... What prompted near hysteria laden response to three women musicians in their 40’s forming a band? Perhaps it is the remarkable way three completely different voices blend into rich, luscious harmonies? Or perhaps it’s their diverse writing styles that traverse ballsy blues, to sensual ballads, to close-to-the-bone emotional rawness? By catching their performance at Last Licks Café at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington, on Saturday, January 23rd at 7:30PM, you might get some insight into this mystery.

The trio formed in late 2008 after they each appeared on the same compilation CD released by Sonic Underground. “Sometimes the obvious can be staring you right in the face,” explains Geller. “We kept having to explain that the CD was named Lucky 13 and that we were just the featured artists.” “It became really confusing and we realized we were getting such a great response every time we performed together, why not follow the signs and become a group?”

In the short time the trio has been together, Lucky 13 has garnered airplay and in-studios at radio stations across the Northeast including: WFUV, WSHU, WPKN, WUSB, WOR, WHUD, WLIU to name a few. They were a featured performer on the Fox Morning Show, WLNY TV and a feature article in the New York Times sang their praises. They have opened for such notables as Vance Gilbert, John Flynn, Jack Hardy & KJ Denhert.

Their chemistry is really kind of magical,” -John Platt, WFUV 90.7 FM

The trio is back into the studio to record their next CD, which was written almost entirely while on the road together. Sparks of interest from national distributors and TV shows have kept the energy flowing for this remarkable trio. If you haven’t heard of Lucky 13 yet, strap in, these ladies will steal your heart and leave you humming their melodies as they travel to the next town.

Last Licks Cafe is located at 109 Browns Rd Huntington, NY 11743. For more information you can contact Last Licks Café at: (631) 423-5425, http://www.lastlickscafe.org/ or www.lucky13.fm

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Please include in your calendar LISTINGS:

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 at 7:30pm, Lucky 13 featuring Cathy Kreger, Marci Geller & Diane Garisto in concert at Last Licks Café. For more information you can contact Last Licks Café at: (631) 423-5425, http://www.lastlickscafe.org/ or www.lucky13.fm

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