ZACHARY LUCKY

New album "The Ballad Of Losing You" out on June 28th!

 Zachary Lucky is a musical anomaly. At just 23 years of age, Lucky had emerged as a prolific and indelible artist. Having released 5 albums and toured the vast country 10 times, he has showcased at Folk Alliance, OSAC, Regina Folk Fest, Gimli Icelandic Festival, HUFF, NXNE, CMW and other Canadian festivals. Charting on college radio with continuous rotation on CBC Radio One and Two, and with four songs placed internationally on CBC, Showtime and Reelz Channel networks, he is "truly the bread and butter of the massive prairie folk scene."
 "The Ballad Of Losing You" was engineered by Chad Mason and features such session players as Aaron Goldstein (City & Colour, Daniel Romano & The Trilliums) and Karrnnel Sawitsky (The Fretless) as well as mixing by Jonathan Anderson (Aidan Knight.) It is a serious and heartfelt listen- one that sacrifices modern perfection for an older sensibility, character and quality of tone and mood.
 In a new beautiful collection of songs on home and heartbreak from the continually strong Zachary Lucky, settle down and find a home in being lonesome with The Ballad of Losing You.
 Zachary Lucky has always had the knack for being able to paint a picture of what is "home" to him. From this opening line of his new record The Ballad of Losing You or the scattered references in his previous two records, Saskatchewan and Come and Gone, Lucky's Saskatoon home, whether staying or leaving, continues to be a powerful muse."
 Hearing Zachary Lucky's songs, or reading or writing about this emerging and indelible Canadian artist's past, it would seem impossible to separate the singer-songwriter from his prairie origins. With the re-issue of his sixth release, The Ballad Of Losing You, there is an inherent shift. As the album title suggests, Lucky has constructed an earnest and personal narrative about the uncertainty of loss and of transformation.
 The style of "The Ballad Of Losing You" has drifted from his folk beginnings into a country and English ballad tradition. The tape and analogue production quality blend it with a purity and an honesty that parallel the lyrical narrative. It is a break-up record on surface level. But a deeper listen and a glance at the extent of Lucky's road dates suggest that other transitions and departures are at play in his creative evolution.
 "The Ballad Of Losing You" was engineered by Chad Mason and features such session players as Aaron Goldstein (City & Colour, Daniel Romano & The Trilliums) and Karrnnel Sawitsky (The Fretless) as well as mixing by Jonathan Anderson (Aidan Knight.) It is a serious and heartfelt listen- one that sacrifices modern perfection for an older sensibility, character and quality of tone and mood.

(Photograph by Christina Bourne)

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