Luck Mansion Day 3
all photos by Brooke Hamilton
We wrapped up our week at Americana with a performance-packed day that brought original and new Luck Family members together for a fitting finale for Luck Mansion 2018.
The brunch hour featured stripped down sets by Nashville favorites Kirby Brown and Reuben Bidez who played songs from their respective recent projects: Brown played songs from his latest album, Uncommon Prayer; while Bidez highlighted his recent EP, Something To Say, also inviting Molly Parden to the stage for a duet.
Ruston Kelly stopped by the Mansion Friday morning for an unplugged performance of “Just For The Record” off of his new album, Dying Star, released last week. The day saw a number of pop-in guests: Drew Holcomb shared tales of bringing his kids on tour with Willie; Elizabeth Cook shared details on her upcoming album, set to record in January; and Austin-bred Penny & Sparrow spoke to us about cutting their chops in our hometown and how nice it was to have a slice of Texas in Tennessee.
Thomas Csorba kicked off the afternoon with a soulful acoustic set entrancing the entire room. Next up was Paul Cauthen, delivering a booming performance; inviting guitar virtuoso Daniel Donato, who grabbed a guitar pedal from onsite partner Big Ear before hopping onstage. Keeping with the Texas tradition, the legendary Asleep At The Wheel took the living room stage for a classic Western Swing set featuring songs from New Routes, their first full album of originals in ten years.
The night culminated with a raucous house party concert from buzzed about psych-rock act The Nude Party. With the six band members gathered in the small common room, fans flooded the house to take in one of the act’s most intimate performances during Americana.
Following an unforgettable ending to the week, guests poured into the Mansion’s speakeasy bar to toast to a great Americana and our road to Luck 2019.