It may sound unlikely that an artist from Edmonton—known more for snow than soul—could deliver a mariachi melody and then spin off a Northern Soul-infused song back to back. With a honey-soaked voice, Lucette invokes folk and country’s golden eras. Her songwriting belies her twenty-something age with original and moody, introspective tales of a life that is unforgiving. Invoking imaginary cinematic scenes and landscapes—starlit skies above a vast, cold desert, a deep river snaking lazily through the Deep South, a brooding thunderstorm rolling over an infinite prairie—Lucette’s voice immediately draws you into her dark world. Oh, and it’s worth a mention that the single “Bobby Reid” from her debut album Black is the Colour was completed in one take and she’s joined by Sturgill Simpson and J.D. Wilkes on it.
Biography by Derek McEwen