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Genres You Will Love
Blues: Electric Blues Moods: Type: Vocal Blues: Blues-Rock Rock: 60's Rock

By Location
United States - California United States - California - SF

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The Lucky Losers

Winner of “Best Independent Blues-Soul Artist of 2019,” The Lucky Losers’ music is a throwback to the hybrid of soul, blues, rock, gospel, and country that emerged in the late 1960’s with impassioned vocals, electrifying vocal interplay, and some powerful harmonica. Described as “the finest light-skinned female blues vocalist in the U.S” (Real Blues/2010), fiery Dallas-born entertainer Cathy Lemons has a velvet voice with a gritty edge and the rebel conviction of a woman risen from the ashes. New Jersey native Phil Berkowitz "has earned renown as one of the West Coast’s most distinctive harp players, as well as for his sharp, resonant tenor" (Living Blues/ 2018). Based In San Francisco and accompanied by a dynamic four-piece ensemble, The Lucky Losers have been nominated for a total of 15 awards since 2015. They have travelled to 33 states in the U.S. and have completed 8 national tours.

"They simply can’t lose with their take on down-home, joyful, blues-drenched, blues-rocking."— BLUES MUSIC MAGAZINE, TOM CLARKE, OCTOBER 2018

"An ANTIDOTE to the multitude of emotionally vacant singers ... Cathy Lemons sounds genuinely wise, gritty, tender, wounded, and flirtatious, sometimes all at once. Fortunate to have harmonica champ, Phil Berkowitz, as her partner in songwriting and singing ... The Lucky Losers lean on technique and spirit equally." — FRANK JOHN HADLEY, October 2018

"(Phil) Berkowitz sings with straight forward feeling and burns on harp with particular fervor... (Cathy) Lemons voice is beautiful—simultaneously soothing and commanding."— BLUES MUSIC MAGAZINE, October 2018

"A throwback to the hybrid of soul, blues, rock, gospel, and country that emerged in the late 1960’s … impassioned vocals …electrifying interplay… powerful harmonica… dramatic, heavy blues rock…. such a compelling listen… haunting soulful….Roots music listeners who take a chance on the Lucky losers will surely hit the jackpot."
— Robert H. Cataliotti, Oct/Nov 2016, Living Blues, Issue 245


A BIT OF INDIVIDUALIZED HISTORY:

CATHY LEMONS is a legendary, blues singing firebird out of Dallas, Texas, who has mesmerized audiences with her “velvety and hypnotic voice, resonant of a female Howlin’ Wolf” (Fulltimeblues 2010) for over 25 years. A seasoned and expressive songwriter, Cathy brings profound authenticity to her craft and delivers emotional and electrifying performances. She has collaborated with many great names in blues, such as Tommy Castro, Kid Andersen, Anson Funderburgh, and the great John Lee Hooker.

To date, Cathy Lemons has released three studio albums: “Dark Road,” ”Lemonace" and "Black Crow". Her critically acclaimed “Black Crow” was nominated for a “Welcome Back” Jimi Award from Blues411. The album made the 2014 Downbeat “Winners Pick” and was featured in Blues Matters’ “Top 10 Albums” in the U.K. Her song “The River” is currently a finalist in the 2018 International Songwriting Competition in the blues category.

New Jersey native, PHIL BERKOWITZ, "has earned renown as one of the West Coast’s most distinctive harp players, as well as for his sharp, resonant tenor." (Living Blues/ 2018). For over 20 years Phil has brought his energetic and refined musical style to American audiences.

Phil has collaborated and/or toured with a wide range of esteemed musicians, such as 2011 International Blues Challenge (IBC) winner Sean Carney, 2014 IBC winner for “Best Guitar” Ben Rice, Duke Robillard, Billy Branch, and most notable, Charles Brown’s former bandleader and guitarist, Danny Caron with whom he currently co-writes his songs. Phil has released three critically acclaimed albums: “High Time”/ 2000, “Louis’ Blues”/ 2005, and “All Night Party” /2009.


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