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!
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,
Monday, January 18, 2010
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
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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