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Lucero share cover of Big Star’s “I’m in Love with a Girl” featuring Jody Stephens, Jon Auer & Ken Stringfellow


Lucero‘s new album, All A Man Should Do, will be out September 18 via ATO and the band have shared another song from it, a cover of Big Star‘s “I’m in Love with a Girl.” They recorded it at Ardent Studios in Memphis, where the original was made, and features backup vocals from Big Star drummer Jody Stephens, as well as The Posies’ Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow (who played in latter-day lineups fof Big Star). Lucero frontman Ben Nichols told us about the cover when Andrew Sacher interviewed him earlier this month:

With the last two albums we had gone deeper and deeper into our Memphis roots and influences. We had the Sun Studios boogie piano and the Stax Records B-3 organ and the horns. We had a blast. With the new record it was time to focus on other influences. This is the only album I’ve played only acoustic guitar on. So right from the start it was going to have a more subdued sound and a lighter touch. That happened to fit the mood of the songs I was writing. And the Big Star cover fit in there perfectly. I’ve said in other interviews that this was the record the 15 year old Ben would’ve loved to have recorded in 1989. A lot of what I was listening to way back then influenced this record. And “I’m in Love With a Girl” has that same innocence and that same feel. AND there was no way we were going to pass up the opportunity of having Jody [Stephens] and Ken [Stringfellow] and Jon [Auer] do harmony parts. They were all in town and we made it work somehow and the result is unlike anything on any other Lucero record.

Listen to Lucero’s Big Star cover below.

Lucero’s tour will hit NYC on October 8 at Webster Hall. Tickets are still available. Updated tour dates are listed below…

Lucero – 2015 TOUR DATES
9/6 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
9/19 – Del Mar, CA – Kaaboo Festvial
9/25 – Carbondale, IL – Hangar 9
9/26 – Columbia, MO – Roots n Blues BBQ Festival
10/1 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
10/2 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
10/3 – Mount Pleasant, SC – The Grove at Patriot’s Point
10/4 – Charlotte, NC – The Neighborhood Theatre
10/5 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater
10/7 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
10/8 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
10/9 – Boston, MA – Royale
10/10 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
10/11 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
10/14 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre
10/15 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
10/16 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
10/17 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
10/20 – Iowa City, IA – The Englert Theatre
10/21 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10/22 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
10/23 – Chicago, IL – Metro
10/24 – Bloomington, IN – The Bluebird
11/10 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
11/11 – Omaha, NE
11/14 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
11/15 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
11/17 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
11/18 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
11/20 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
11/21 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
11/23 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
12/3 – Ponte Vedra, FL – Ponte Vendra Concert Hall
12/4 – Orlando, FL – The Social
12/5 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
12/6 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
12/8 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
12/10 – Jackson, MS – Duling Hall
12/11 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theatre
12/12 – Houston, TX – Numbers
12/13 – Dallas, TX – Southside Music Hall
12/15 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
12/16 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s

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