VIDEO: Zachary Lucky album release show review

Zachary Lucky album release show review

Saskatoon’s Zachary Lucky has released his latest album, entitled Saskatchewan.

The album is soft-spoken and plaintive, with added instrumentation that is oft-missing from his live show. But among Lucky’s musical gifts is his ability to sound timeless and classic – at the age of 23 he still has decades ahead to perfect his craft despite sounding like he is already hitting a respectable stride.

The release show for Saskatchewan was located at the Christ Church in Saskatoon, which is the perfect venue for Lucky’s stripped-down country folk songs. Quiet and reverent, with magnificent arching ceilings, intimate

Carly Maicher opened the show, playing songs from her album Hiding. Next up was members of Slow Down Molasses, who played a handful of songs including several covers.

Joined by a banjo player as well as Maicher, the man of the evening played a brief-albeit-memorable set that included several songs from his new disc as well as a song written by his grandmother – also a folk singer. The highlight of the evening, however, came when Lucky came out for his encore and moved away from the mic, letting the audience hear his naked voice – an appropriate ending to an intimate sojourn into a collection of provincial anthems.

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Upcoming shows:

March 8th – Regina, SK (Creative City Center)
March 9th – Winnipeg, MB (Lo Pub)
March 10th – Kenora, ON (The Cornerstone)
March 11th – Thunder Bay, ON (The Apollo)
March 12th – Thessalon, ON (The Auld Kirk)
March 13th – Peterborough, ON (The Spill)
March 14th – Windsor, ON (The Phog Lounge)
March 15th – Sarnia, ON (Paddy Flaherty’s)
March 16th – London, ON (The Blackshire Pub)
March 17th – Guelph, ON (House Concert)
March 18th – Waterloo, ON (Princess Cafe)
March 19th – TBA
March 20th – Hamilton, ON (House Concert)
March 21st – St Catharines, ON (TBA)
March 22nd – Toronto, ON (CMW – The Central)
March 23rd – Toronto, ON (CMW – The Gladstone)
March 24th – Toronto, ON (CMW)
March 28th – Montreal, QC (Le Cagibi)
March 30th – Woodstock, ON (Fusion Cafe)
March 31st – Fredericton, NB (TBA)
April 1st – Charlottetown, PEI (Baba’s)
April 2nd – Moncton, NB (Plan B Lounge)
April 3rd – Cornerbrook, NL (White Horse Lounge)
April 4th – St John’s, NL (Distortion)
April 5th – St John’s, NL (House Concert)
April 7th – Stephanville, NL (Clancy’s)
April 11th – Halifax, NS (The Company House)
April 12th – Sackville, NB (Pickles Deli)
April 13th – St. Andrews, NB (The Red Herring Pub)
April 14th – Grand Manan, NB (Covert Hall)
April 19th – Ottawa, ON (The Elmdale Tavern)
April 20th – Gatineau, QC (House Concert)
April 21st – North Bay, ON (Opera Bakery Cafe)
April 22nd – Sudbury, ON (TBA)
April 24th – Thunder Bay, ON (House Concert)
April 26th – Brandon, MB (Lady of the lake)
April 27th – Yorkton, SK (Fifth Avenue Cup and Saucer)
May 3rd – Edmonton, AB (Wunderbar)
May 4th – Prince George, BC (Nancy O’s)
May 5th – Kelowna, BC (Streaming Cafe)
May 6th – Vancouver, BC (River VIntage – Sake of the song)
May 8th – Gabriola Island, BC (Raspberry’s Jazz Cafe)
May 9th – Tofino, BC (Darwin’s Cafe)
May 10th – Comox, BC (Joe’s Garage)
May 12th – Mission, BC (House Concert)
May 15th – Kaslo, BC (Kaslo Hotel)
May 16th – Twin Butte, AB (The General Store)
May 21st – Calgary, AB (The Iron Wood)
May 23rd – Lethbridge, AB (The Slice)
May 24th – Medicine Hat, AB (Inspire Cafe)
May 25th – Forget, SK (The Happy Nun)
May 26th – Prince Albert, SK (Fish and Game League)