Since I get to see them in concert in just a few days, it seems like the only logical thing is to use this installment of #MusicMonday to celebrate one of Memphis’ finest: Lucero.
I’m honestly not sure what genre Lucero falls into, but if I had to put a label on it, I might choose “Blue-Collar Country Grunginess” or perhaps “Sad Drinking Music.” In other words, it’s everything that modern pop isn’t — which in and of itself is plenty of reason to love this band. And when you pair a nice depressing Lucero tune with the soothing buzz of a tattoo machine, well that’s a combination that can’t be beat.
“Sometimes” is an example of everything that’s great about Lucero. It has the country twang, it has the soulful horns, it has the distinctive vocals of Ben Nichols, it has the evocative references to the rural south, and of course it has plenty of good ol’ fashioned sadness. What else could you ask for?