Lucky Tubb & The Mdoern Day Troubadours to Visit Johnson City, Nov. 1
Posted in the Johnson City Forum
#1 Oct 28, 2013
Fri. Nov. 1
The Mecca Lounge (117 Spring St. Johnson City, TN)
8:00pm doors. 9:00 show.
Lucky Tub & The Modern Day Troubadours
Blue Ridge Experience
The Rose Sisters
His last name is Tubb. His first name is Lucky. Both infer much to be known about the dynamic and distinctive musical artist from Austin, Texas blazing a new trail in old school country for the modern age. Yet they still don’t tell his full and fascinating story. The great nephew of the legendary Ernest Tubb, he’s certainly earned his first name as a genuine hillbilly cat with at least nine lives that he’s fortunate to have lived through and returned to sing about along with a whole lot more. And with his Modern Day Troubadours behind him, Tubb has established himself as a worthy inheritor of the Tubb family musical legacy.
Born in the Fort Worth area, Lucky was passed off by his parents to his grandparents before he’d even hit the one-year-old mark. Their Tucson home was a haven for the young ‘un as well an am extended family gathering spot where he was surrounded on reunions by the music making and hard drinking that are family traits. Throughout his youth he split his time between there and attempts to live with his mother, a woman with a head full of wild hairs.
But that’s just what happened, thanks to a wide stroke of good fortune to counter his bad luck streak. Austin eclectic blues rocker Guy Forsyth took Tubb under his wing and tutored him in guitar, songwriting, and making the most of himself and his gifts. He started singing for tips in coffeehouses, and what he sang and how he sang it started to connect with the city’s community of true country fans.
He later met Monson and the two started playing gigs in roadhouses in the Texas Hill Country and Austin club shows while building a band around their musical union. A live CD and second studio album, Damn The Luck — hailed as “a fabulous album” by Rockabillyvile — followed as Tubb set out on the road to forge a national following, playing shows with Ray Price and Dwight Yoakam. His audience further expanded when fellow country legend progeny Hank III invited him to open a national tour.
Tubb and his Modern Day Troubadours — Monson, bassist Casey Gill and guitarist Sly Barrack — have branded a rep nationwide as a true-to-the-roots honky-tonk band with contemporary verve and cool. And following the release ofHillbilly Fever, they travel for the first time to Europe to play the prestigious Festival Country Rendez-Vous de Crappone in France and thrill Belgium and The Netherlands with the true cross of country music. For as Saving Country Music notes,“’tight’ doesn’t begin to describe the synergy and slickness of their show. I’m telling you, Lucky Tubb and the Troubadours have found their groove, and it’s Katy bar the door time. Lucky Tubb has arrived, and bands that have been around for years better keep one eye over their shoulders on who’s gaining on their ass.”
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