Lucas Jack, Bekah Kelso & The Fellas

Sam's Burger Joint Presents:

Lucas Jack

Bekah Kelso & The Fellas

Wed, January 17, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00 - $50.00

This event is 18 and over

Seating NOT GUARANTEED. Any Seating Available is on a First Come, First Served Basis. NO REFUNDS all sales final. 

All Minors Will Be Charged an Additional $5 At the Door. 17 & Under Admitted with Parent or Guardian Only. - $12 Advance/ $15 Day of Show/ $50 Reserved Booth

 

Lucas Jack
Lucas Jack
Lucas Jack is a piano singer songwriter from San Antonio by way of Kalamazoo and Chicago. He began his songwriting and performance career crafting songs for any and all family occasions as a small boy, a passion he carried as a teenager to the bars, hotel lobbies, and social events of his hometown of Kalamazoo, Michigan – anywhere with an unguarded piano. This creative impulse was fostered throughout his twenties via collaboration with a series of bands while working as an attorney in Chicago. At last heeding music as a full-time calling, he moved to San Antonio, left the corporate grind, and released The Chicago EP in 2012 followed by Before I Forget in 2015.

Lucas describes himself as a “recovering attorney,” in reference to the 5 disheartening years he spent as a lawyer battling the liars and scallywags in Chicago before heeding his true calling as a songwriter and performer. Fortunately, Lucas has managed to convert those experiences into fodder for his own unique brand of songwriting.

In June Lucas will release his third album, Make it Beautiful, which incorporates the 1970’s piano-rock styling of Elton and Billy with the modern pop sensibility of the Bens (Folds, Kweller, and Rector). Make it Beautiful tackles the complications of turning 30, becoming a father, sifting for answers, and celebrating the bittersweet beauty and heartache hidden inside every fleeting moment.

Make it Beautiful was produced by Chip Johnson and Kit Karlson and recorded at Alpine Red Studios (Gainesville, VA). Unlike previous albums, which were recorded over many months with various studio musicians, Make it Beautiful was recorded entirely by Lucas Jack and his band in just 2 whirlwind weeks. It was mastered by Larry Lachmann at Kevorkian Mastering (New York, NY).

As Lucas puts it, “songwriting is the catharsis, recoding is the therapy, and the album is the confession. Make it Beautiful is a thought crime of passion.”
Bekah Kelso & The Fellas
Bekah Kelso & The Fellas
After several years of life on the road and 4 albums released, these days I'm exploring art from a more grounded place (quite literally). I'm making music in Central TX, raising my two young children, and working as a successful Realtor to boot. Talk about diversifying...

Coming home to San Antonio was a great move for me, as I found a rich community of artists to connect with. In 2013 I started working with my band "Bekah Kelso & The Fellas" with my brother Ryan Kelso, and friends Damian Rodriguez (producer/engineer on several BK albums) and Ricky Hernandez. That was also the year the San Antonio Current named me Best Singer-Songwriter, an accolade I was grateful to receive for a second time the following year.

Last few years in a nutshell:

In 2015 I released "No Stranger" with BKTF. Hector Saldana, then of the San Antonio Express News, said of the effort, "It’s a leap forward for the talented Kelso whose voice on her new originals can conjure Janis Joplin’s more commercial pop side (on “Lucky Son of a Gun”), a deeper Rickie Lee Jones (on “Get On Home”), Fiona Apple’s manic intensity (on “The Point” and “Raven’s Song”), a Broadway chanteuse (on “Devil’s Rope”) and romantic old-school R&B singer Roberta Flack (on “”Odyssey” and “Wicked Love”). I was/am still thrilled to have my voice/style harkened to so many amazing women in music.

In 2016 I collaborated with a group of earth-loving artists to release "The Green Album", a powerful collaboration which featured brand new music from 13 performers. A portion of all sales benefited The Rainforest Trust, an international nonprofit organization with over 25 years of experience in protecting our planet's forest ecosystems. Donated proceeds from sales of The Green Album have already saved nearly 5000 acres! Get more info here www.thegreenalbum.net. I am also proud to volunteer and support local non profits The M.U.S.I.C. Project, San Antonio Pets Alive, Impact San Antonio, and the local chapter of the Boys and Girls Club.

These days I work hard and happily as a successful central Texas Realtor and as a mom to 2 amazing kids (Kaius, 5 & Eva, 2). All the while, I continue to push myself in creative pursuits and live performances. I just finished working on my first rock opera, Paradise City, in which I sang the lead role opposite piano rocker Lucas Jack, and was also a co-producer. This was a tremendous opportunity to learn and grow and I finished our weekend run at The Josephine Theater feeling inspired and connected in a way I haven't felt in a very long time. I'm rounding out 2017 working on a few co-writing projects that I'm super excited about and ready to emerge in 2018 with new songs to share and new love to give. Thanks for reading... xoxo
Venue Information:
Sam's Burger Joint
330 East Grayson Street
San Antonio, TX, 78215
http://samsburgerjoint.com/