Hello from Heathrow airport friends!
I hope this note is finding you all well. Its crazy how quick time flies - one second you’re trying to wrap your head around spending the next month of your life wandering around and performing in the UK, and the next you’re packing your bags and getting ready for whats coming next!
I’m glad to say that it has been a great month for us here in the UK - its been everything that a tour should be - good, challenging and eye opening. I had a great time getting the chance to perform at some great festivals such as Wilderness, Latitude, Cloudspotting, and Wickerman. Every town we got to visit and every day we were here felt like its own lifetime. We’re a little road weary and a little ragged - but very well and excited to touch our toes on Canadian soil tomorrow morning!
Back in November 2014, amidst what Exclaim! called a "potentially gruelling tour", 65 shows in three countries over the course of three months and after the better part of 50 shows and 20 000 kms driven, we got the chance to record two songs at a studio nestled in the hills around Kelowna, British Columbia - the semi-traditional tune “Copper Kettle” which we learnt from a Bob Dylan bootleg recording and Dublin Blues which was written by the living legend Guy Clark.
I'm very excited to say that Exclaim.ca is streaming these songs for your listening pleasure! http://exclaim.ca/Music/article/zachary_lucky-zachary_lucky_sings_dublin_blues_copper_kettle_7-inch_stream
And because we were so happy with how this sessions turned out, I decided to press a very limited number of copies on vinyl - only 300 will be available - so get your copy while you can. You can pre order your copy of "Zachary Lucky sings Copper Kettle and Dublin Blues" at https://zacharylucky.bandcamp.com.
The 7' will be officially released on September 4th! Stay tuned for American, Canadian and UK tour dates this September, October and November.
Until then, keep well, get outside, and enjoy those you have around you!
One more from the road,