Zachary Lucky is a
patriot. Born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – he was never one to
wander too far off the beaten track – until he showed up on the Canadian music
circuit in August of 2010 with his debut full length recording ‘Come and Gone’.
Exclaim.ca said, “striking and beautifully crafted, the songs on Zachary
Lucky’s debut album reveal a talent for melody and a newfound confidence – ‘Come
& Gone’ is an enticingly brief, but highly auspicious debut”.
nearly two years in the shadows Zachary Lucky returned with the much
anticipated release ‘Saskatchewan’. ‘Saskatchewan’
is a patchwork of words, melodies and stories entrenched in all that
Saskatchewan is. Songs written about Saskatchewan
and for Saskatchewan. Folk Radio UK called the album one of their
"Standout records of 2012 and called Zachary an artist to watch in 2013”. At the young age of 24, Zachary
Lucky has released critically lauded efforts and toured the continent several
times, racking up thousands of miles and appearing in front of crowds that
number in the thousands, as well as audiences in small clubs, coffee shops and
living rooms that you could count with just two hands. Zachary is indeed one of
the hardest working folk artists to come out of Canada in past several years.
vocals full and warm laced with a contrasting edge… paired with the gentle
yet full sound of his acoustic guitar. The combination pulls you in and takes
you on the journey… a journey you don't want to miss a moment of. Open and
honest emotion and intelligent song writing…. a very intriguing Saskatchewan
talent!" – The Gateway Music Festival. Zachary’s
music mixes folk with the high lonesome sound of traditional country, and the
results are beautiful. His grandfather is Canadian country music legend Smilin’
Johnny Lucky, so it’s not difficult to imagine where he got his musical talents
and inspirations from.
Recently, he has
been in the studio recording his sixth release that is due out in September
2013. Entitled ‘The Ballad of Losing You’, it
has been recorded using analogue tape, with songs that he wrote on the road.
The video below shows a few previews of the record, a behind-the-scenes look
and some words from Zachary on the recording process.
Take a listen to the music from his previous record, ‘Saskatchewan’,
You can find Zachary Lucky at the following links, and you
can buy his music on iTunes.
Bandcamp | www.zacharylucky.bandcamp.com
Facebook | www.facebook.com/pages/Zachary-Lucky/6055722435
CBC Music | http://music.cbc.ca/artists/Zachary-Lucky
Sonicbids | www.sonicbids.com/zacharylucky