Over their 16 years together, the Memphis band has built up a fanbase thats as diverse as it is rabid. Ask 50 Lucero fans what their favorite song is and youll get 50 different answers. Among the bands 100-plus songs across nine albums and multiple EPs, theres no universal fan favorite. But the one thing that seems to unify Lucero fans of all kinds is the bands all-or-nothing live show, and Live from Atlanta, the bands latest live record, thoroughly captures that.
Live from Atlanta is a massive, career-spanning collection of songs recorded over three nights in Atlantas Terminal West. Its a greatest hits collection of 32 tunes played the way they were meant to be heard, with all the distinguishing elements youd hear at Luceros live showhorns, pianos, and the trademark instrument of the bands live sound: whiskey-fueled audience sing-alongs. Luceros entire catalog, from 2000s The Attic Tapes to 2013s Texas & Tennessee EP, is represented on Live from Atlanta, which clocks in at over two impressive hours.
The albums extensive assortment of songs proves that Lucero is a band for everyone. Parts country and parts folk with an added heaping of punk rock, the six-piece cover the musical gamut. Even the band members have varying opinions on how to define their sound.