On March 13,
Memphis' own Lucero will release 'Women & Work,' their deb ut for ATO Records, and an album which establishes them
as the 21st century voice of that great musical city.
'Women & Work' once again finds the core six-members of Lucero joined by Memphis horn legends Jim Spake
(Solomon Burke, Ray Charles) and Scott Thomp son (Al Green, Cat Power) on eleven new, original songs that range
from bar room brawlers to lonesome laments, and cut deeper than anything else in the band's extensive catalog. The
album was recorded at Ardent Studios in Mem phis, and produced by Ted Hutt (The Gaslight Anthem).
'Women & Work' follows Lucero's acclaimed 2009 release '1372 Overton Park ' - which USA Today
hailed as "a bold step" - and a solo album by Lucero frontman Ben Nichols, 'The Last Light in the Pale West,' inspired b
y the Cormac McCarthy book 'Blood Meridian.' Nichols also starred in the 2009 MT V series '$5 Cover' by filmmaker
Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow, Footloose ).
Ben Nichols (vocals, guitar), John C. Stubblefield (bass), Brian Venable (guitar), Rick
Steff (piano, organ, accordion), Todd Beene (pedal steel), and
Roy Berry (drums)