From San Francisco! Soulful Blues and Roots Music from 5 Pc. Band featuring vocalists Phil Berkowitz & Cathy Lemons.
On Nighttown's Secret Garden Patio. Seating limited.
“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, Living Blues, Oct/Nov 2016
The Lucky Losers are a five-piece band from San Francisco headed up by vocalist Cathy Lemons and vocalist/ harmonica player Phil Berkowitz. Their music is a throwback to the hybrid of soul, blues, rock, gospel, and country that emerged in the late 1960’s - with gorgeous harmonies reminiscent of Delaney and Bonnie. Since the band’s formation in 2014, The Lucky Losers have released two chart topping albums produced at award-winning Greaseland Studios with Kid Andersen. Their first album “A Winning Hand” made the Roots Music Report’s “Top Blues Albums of 2015,” and their 2nd Album, "In Any Town," was nominated in for 5 awards, 2 of which were Independent Blues Awards. Their 3rd Greaseland album “Blind Spot,” is scheduled for release May 18 2018. In support of the album, The Lucky Losers embark on a 15 state/25 venue tour through the South-west, Midwest and South in April and May of 2018.
Cathy Lemons (vocals) originally from Dallas, TX, has been described as “the finest light skinned blues singer in the U.S.!” by Real Blues. Cathy has mesmerized audiences for over 25 years and has performed with some of the great names in blues, including Anson Funderburg, Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Lee Hooker, and Tommy Castro (Tommy Castro is on two of Cathy's Albums). She has three albums to her credit.
Phil Berkowitz (vocals/harmonica) has been described as a “Top-flight blues singer/harmonica player” (San Jose Mercury News). Phil has brought his energetic and refined musical style to American audiences for over 20 years. Phil has produced 2 critically acclaimed albums, “Louis’ Blues”/2005 and “All Night Party”/2009. Phil has collaborated with a range of premiere 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.
Ian Lamson (electric, acoustic, & slide guitar) has been a professional musician since 1995. Ian has performed with Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite, George Thorogood, Steve Miller, Robben Ford, Chris Cain, Sista Monica, Zydeco Flames, Angela Strehli, Paula Harris, Natasha James, and now The Lucky Losers.
Jon Otis (drums) is the son of the great Johnny Otis. Some of the highlights of his career have been sharing the stage with his father, Johnny, and his brothers Nick and Shuggie. Most recently Jon and his famous family toured Europe and performed at The Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, and The North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland.
Robby Yamilov (bass) is still in his early twenties but has already performed with popular Bay Area greats such as Aki Kumar and Kid Andersen.