698 Osborne Street
Winnipeg, MB, R3L 2B9
Doors 7:15 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 10:30 PM)
This event is all ages
EMPIRE, the first single from Sarah's fourth record 'All The Hours I Have Left To Tell You Anything' (out fall 2018), is available everywhere NOW!
Born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - he was never one to wander to 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." "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" said exclaim.ca.
Hearing Zachary Lucky's songs, or reading or writing about this emerging and indelible Canadian artist's past, it would seem impossible to separate the singer-songwriter from his prairie origins. With his sixth and latest release, The Ballad Of Losing You, there is an inherent shift. As the album title suggests, Lucky has constructed an earnest and personal narrative about the uncertainty of loss and of transformation.
In 2012, he resolutely sang, "it's not the east seas, nor the westerly– here in the plains I shall remain." Throughout that fifth release, Saskatchewan, in homage to his beloved heartland, Lucky evokes a depth of connection and a nostalgia that is rarely experienced let alone conveyed. And it was there that he refined his commitment to unveiled storytelling, and his maturity and control in crafting a conceptual album. While these aspects of Lucky's songwriting and musicianship remain the principal building blocks on this sixth and latest release, the style of The Ballad Of Losing You has drifted from his folk beginnings into a country and English ballad tradition. The tape and analogue production quality blend it with a purity and an honesty that parallel the lyrical narrative. It is a break-up record on surface level. But a deeper listen and a glance at the extent of Lucky's road dates suggest that other transitions and departures are at play in his creative evolution. Engineered by Chad Mason, the album features such session players as Aaron Goldstein (City & Colour, Daniel Romano & The Trilliums) and Karrnnel Sawitsky (The Fretless) as well as mixing by Jonathan Anderson (Aidan Knight). It is a serious and heartfelt listen- one that sacrifices modern perfection for an older sensibility, character and quality of tone and mood. With a much-anticipated release date set for September 17th of 2013, Lucky will be playing dates nation-wide well into late November. He also has plans to tour Canada, The united states and Australia in early 2014.