Monday, February 22, 2010

Lucky 13 Back at the Garden Stage with New Line Up

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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 For more information or


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, call 516-248-8855 or by Internet or

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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.