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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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