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
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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