Lucky Overton
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Lead Guitar, Background Singer, Harmonica, Dobro, Steel guitar.

ABOUT

I am an acoustic singer-songwriter new to the San Luis Valleymusic scene and hoping to get back into playing originals and covers with some backing from a multi-instrumentalist who can play two or more of the following: lead guitar, slide guitar, dobro, harmonica, steel and who can sing harmony as well. Laid back folks are most welcome.:)

BIO:
Lucky Overton writes and performs a mixture of Americana, Alternative Country and American roots music that is mostly influenced by 60's and 70's country, rock and R&B. His music has been compared to acts such as Robert Earl Keen and The Rolling Stones to Otis Redding and Paul Westerberg. The result is a sound that can only be described as ‘Soulful Americana.'

Running on the influences of East Tennessean Alt-Country and Georgian soul, Lucky creates sounds such as ‘Soulful Americana Music' and ‘Grunge Folk.'

"Overton is a musical mutt who touches on many respected peers without getting pigeonholed into being the "next" somebody. That works for Overton. His working-man songs smolder, keeping the emotions close to the vest without ever allowing them to burst out. It creates a wonderful tension as he moves through his songs. His first full length and second release shows a young artist with promise as he refines his own sound."

-Jeff Weiss, Miles of Music, 7/24/08

Bars, festivals, bookstores, coffee shops and private parties have all been venues for Lucky Overton Music, but he has also played at many large events including: Pickin' in The Pines-Acoustic and Bluegrass Festival, The Flagstaff Music Festival, The Arizona Governor's Banquet and The Flagstaff Folk Festival. I have also shared the stage with many talents including Hillstomp, Rafe Sweet, Right on John, Rand Anderson, Annie Vergnetti, Andrew Laugher, and Big Jon Myers.

Lucky Overton Music has found its way onto both regional and international radio stations and shows such as Rootstime, Belgium, Radio Winschoten, Netherlands, KAFF Country's Under Western Skies and Mojo Dreams. Since 2006, Lucky Overton has produced and recorded two albums: The Portland Sessions-EP and College Town (both of which are available at luckyoverton, cdbaby and milesofmusic).

"It's soulful Americana! It's like driving through the desert at midnight with no headlights and disappearing into the distant rhythm of heartbreak, hope and desperation. I am the bastard son of Gram Parsons and Aretha Franklin. I'm Ray Charles with a guitar in a country bar. I'm soulful, I'm white, and I'm Dylan doing nothing but Nashville Skyline. It's the music that makes you feel like Sam Cook, Hank Williams and Otis Redding are still alive."

-Lucky Overton

Screen name:
Lucky Overton
Member since:
Jul 29 2016
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
50 to 100

Influences

John Prine, Bob Dylan, Otis Redding, Ryan Adams, Ray Charles, Wilco, Hank Williams, Sam Cook, Kevn Kinney (Drivn and Cryin) and The Rolling Stones

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

acoustic guitars with plug ins, mike and stand, small amplifier for 2 channels of mike and guitar for small gigs

MUSIC