Lucero: “The Struggle is Real”

Guitarist/vocalist Ben Nichols of Lucero performs on stage during the 6th Annual Musink Festival held at the OC Fair & Event Center on March 10, 2013 in Costa Mesa, California. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Guitarist/vocalist Ben Nichols of Lucero performs on stage during the 6th Annual Musink Festival held at the OC Fair & Event Center on March 10, 2013 in Costa Mesa, California. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)

Nice profile of Lucero below.

“Why people relate to the band so well is that we are a working-class, blue-collar band,” bassist John C. Stubblefield told The Washington Times. “At the end of the day, we’re just down-to-earth guys who wind up hanging in the crowd, and we’re accessible to a certain degree.”

via Washington Times

My 20 Favorite Songs of 2013

1. THE BRONX – “Style Over Everything”

2. SLAINE – “Nothin’ But Business”

3. DIRECT HIT! – “The World is Ending (No One Cares)”

4. TWO COW GARAGE – “Stars and Gutters”

5. ASHLEY MONROE – “Weed Instead of Roses”

6. JASON ISBELL – “Elephant”

7. STEVE EARLE – “Burning It Down”

8. I CAN LICK ANY SONOFABITCH IN THE HOUSE – “Mayberry”

9. MATT POND – “Love to Get Used”

10. AIRBOURNE – “Animalize”

11. THE FLATLINERS – “Drown in Blood”

12. THE FRATELLIS – “Halloween Blues”

13. FRIGHTENED RABBIT – “The Woodpile”

14. THE NIGHT MARCHERS – “All Hits”

15. BLACK JOE LEWIS – “Come to My Party”

16. THE WEEKS – “Brother in the Night”

17. FRANK TURNER – “Plain Sailing Weather”

18. LUCERO – “Texas and Tennessee”

19. WILLY MOON – “Railroad Track”

20. WAXAHATCHEE – “Peace and Quiet”