with Gang of Thieves and The Chroma Concept
Saturday, January 19, 2013
9:00pm to 2:00am
Barreling out of the northern woods like a grizzled bear on speed, Lucid, the hardest working band in the North Country (Upstate NY and VT), careens across the musical spectrum as a V8 blend of genres emerge- from jazz to rock, honky-tonk blues to reggae.
The central core of Lucid has been evolving together for nearly a decade, with just a few line-up changes, the most recent being the addition of Josh West on the drums. Josh is joined by Lowell Wurster (percussion, harp and vocals), Kevin Sabourin (guitar and vocals), Jamie Armstrong (saxophones, clarinet and vocals), Chris Shacklett (bass, trombone and vocals), and Andrew Dellar (keyboards, accordion and vocals).
Lucid shows no sign of stopping. Weathering such band-crushing events as line-up changes, and the most recent loss of their well-known tour bus “Lucy,” they continue to perform, they continue to produce new hits, and continue to grow into a brotherhood not seen in most other bands.
Lucid’s travels continue to take the band farther, their territory expanding with each weekend. Growing outward from their Adirondack home base, Lucid can be regularly seen all over the Northeast; from Rhode Island and Connecticut, to Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Vermont, they keep fans moving and shaking and eager for more. The Lucid bus has ventured all the way down the East Coast to Florida and back and is looking forward to upcoming tours that will take them West.
“Living in a ski town, one constantly hears the adage, ‘if you like it now, you should have been here 10 years ago, before all these people showed up’,” said Garret K. Woodward (Roving Festival Writer/State of Mind Music Magazine). “The funny thing is, in 10 years, I’ll probably be saying the same thing about Lucid and the unforgettable presence they create onstage and out of your speakers.”
Gang of Thieves
Gang of Thieves is stealing back the spirit of American rock n roll! Get ready to dance and prepare for an unforgettable live performance when these talented young upstarts come to town. Proudly representing Burlington, Vermont, the Gang recently had a successful Kickstarter campaign, raising over $10,000 to fund new album “Thunderfunk”, recorded in Berkeley, CA with Grammy Award winning engineer Michael Rosen (Santana, Rancid, Less than Jake). Thunderfunk is now available worldwide, so get your copy while it’s hot!! Previous recording credits include an album with Steve Jankowski of Blood Sweat & Tears at Jankland Studios in Wall, NJ (Dinosaur Sandwich Party/2011), and a music video single at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA (Lost&Found/2012). The Gang was also recently nominated as “Rock Act of the Year” by the 2014 New England Music Awards.
Gang of Thieves’ sound and energy is a cross between Led Zeppelin and Red Hot Chili Peppers, with a funky new blast of Green Mountain soul thrown in the mix. With a live show that will leave you screaming and exhausted from your nose to your rump, these up and coming rock stars will leave you begging for more!
Now having performed all over the United States, the Gang has opened for acts such as Skid Row, Lucid, and Twiddle as they continue to wow audiences of all ages. From the legendary Phoenix Theater in Petaluma, CA to the Middle East in Boston, MA, Gang of Thieves has stolen hearts and continues to skyrocket on the radar as one of the nations’ premier rock and roll experiences.