Lucero: Union Pacific Line

Alt-country band Lucero has become one of my favorite bands. Their songs mix raucous fun with heartfelt pining folk songs. Vocalist/guitarist Ben Nichols is able to switch from a fun-loving party starter to a heart-on-his-sleeve poet. One example of Nichols’ emotional intensity is the song “Union Pacific Line” which has Nichols’ singing about departing from […]


Ben Nichols: The Kid

Recently I have been listening to a lot of alt-country band Lucero. This band came to my attention while watching “Shotgun Stories” starring Michael Shannon. Director Jeff Nichols is the brother of Ben Nichols the frontman for Lucero. Jeff included his brother’s music in the film and I instantly took a liking to it and […]