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The Lucky Losers, San Francisco’s finest male/female duet fronted band, deliver an inventive, hypnotic spin on 60’s blues and roots music. Cathy Lemons and Phil Berkowitz breathe new life into American songwriting tradition and the vanishing art of duet singing. The stark contrast between Lemons’ velvet voice with a gritty edge and Berkowitz’ elegant tenor makes for an electrifying performance. Their first album, “A Winning Hand” received national attention from critics and made The Roots Music Report’s “Top 50 Blues Albums of 2015.” Their second album, “In Any Town,” made Making a Scene’s “Top Independent Blues Albums of 2016” list plus the indie king nominated them for two Independent Blues Music Awards: The album peaked at #6 on Living Blues, and The Roots Music Report placed it #2 for "Top 50 Albums/ California/All Genres," and #3 on "Top Blues Rock Albums." They have been nominated for “Best Traditional Album / 2015,” “Best Contemporary Album /2016” and “Best Harmonica Player/ 2016” by Blues 411. Critics from Rolling Stone to Living Blues have given this songwriting/singing team a huge thumbs up.
OUR SOPHOMORE RELEASE, IN ANY TOWN . . .
#6 on The Living Blues Chart July 2016
#2 on The Roots Music Report's "Top 50 California Albums"
#3 on The Roots Music Report's "Top 50 Blues Rock Albums"
#10 on The Roots Music Report's "Top 50 Blues Albums"
Give Me A Sign reached #11 on "Top 50 Blues Rock Song Chart"
It Ain't Enough reached #15 on "Top 50 Blues Rock Song Chart"
In Any Town reached #17 on "Top 50 Blues Rock Song Chart"
Devil's Dream reached #23 on "Top 50 Blues Rock Song Chart"
Give Me A Sign reached #24 on "Top 50 Blues Song Chart"
Small Town Talk reached #25 on "Top 50 Blues Rock Song Chart"
So High reached #29 on "Top 50 Blues Song Chart"
Jackson reached #30 on "Top 50 Blues Rock Song Chart"
#1 CD on Blues 411 Radio - September 26th
IN ANY TOWN (2016)
OUR DEBUT ALBUM, A WINNING HAND . . .
Charted to #5 on The Roots Music Report's "Top 50 Blues Albums" for Summer 2015 and #1 on Blues 411's "A Baker's Dozen of Blues".
Nominated by Chef Jimi Patricola for the "Best Traditional Album" Jimi Award.
Landed the cover and a five page spread in the November 2015 issue of French magazine, Blues and Co.
Featured in On The Radar from the globally popular, "The Alternate Root".
Our original song, Change In The Weather was chosen by Dan Akroyd (Elwood Blues) as "BluesBreaker of the Week" for the internationally syndicated "Bluesmobile/Everything Blues" radio show.
Highlighted by Richard L’Hommedieu (king of the “Indie Blues” movement) on “Making a Scene", the #1 independent blues radio show on the internet.
Received rave reviews and articles from Living Blues, Elmore, Classicalite, Blues Matters, Blues Blast, Blues Bytes, and more.
Secured interviews and/or performances on KALW's Fog City Blues in San Francisco, KKFI Wendy Radio in Kansas City, 90.1 FM "Howlin' The Blues" in Houston, Al Ross' "Spectrum West" 88.7 WRFW FM in Madison, KZUM 89.3 "Highway Blues" with Al Lundy in Lincoln, and more.
A WINNING HAND (2015)
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