Ben Nichols

Lucero: Anjalee

I had the opportunity to see Lucero live for the first time last week. I caught a snippet of them back in 2011 at Warped Tour but I ignored them in favor of Hellogoodbye. Now that I know better I hope to see them whenever they come into town. “Anjalee” is one of the band’s […]

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Lucero: Other Side of Lonesome

I cannot wait till Lucero releases their new album this fall. After hearing a song from the record two weeks ago I know its going to be quite amazing. Until then I have been listening to the band’s entire discography and have come across songs that I missed the first time. “Other Side of Lonesome” […]

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Lucero: When I Was Young

I recently had the opportunity to see one of my favorite bands play live, Lucero, and I have been listening to them ever since. Ben Nichols has always been a storyteller about losing your best girl and hoping she comes back to you. He also paints vivid pictures of wanting to be on the road […]

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Ben Nichols: Tobin

In my opinion Ben Nichols is one of the most underrated singer-songwriter of his generation. He has continuously made music filled with deep feeling and reflection. There hasn’t been a Lucero song that I haven’t liked. Ben Nichols solo album “The Last Pale Light in the West” is definitely a masterpiece and one of the […]

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Lucero: The Only One

Lucero’s Ben Nichols has become an idol of mine with his moving and reflective songs. His gritty voice emphasizes exactly what he is trying to say. “The Only One” is a song about love lost and pining after it. Check it out above.

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Mud

To many people “The McConaissance” started with the 2012 film “Mud”. This film that stars Matthew McConaughey as the eponymous character is a coming of age/crime drama set on the Mississippi River. McConaughey plays a drifter whose past captures up when he ┬ábefriends two boys named Ellis and Neckbone. Ellis is an introspective and naive […]

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Ben Nichols: Shelter

I seriously just listened to this song a few minutes ago and I felt like I had to post in on the blog. Ben Nichols like Brian Fallon are able to create songs that are just soul-crushing with their ability to hit you when you least expect it. Nichols’ Lucero has released album after album […]

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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 […]

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