Tony Lucca, who is most famous for his appearance on the second season of NBC’s “The Voice” gave an intimate concert on Friday in the town of Evanston, IL and really impressed those of us who went in unfamiliar with his work. My friend Colleen is a big fan of The Voice and especially of Adam Levine. She started talking about Tony Lucca back in May when we were running on the tread mill at the gym.
“He’s coming to Chicago in September, will you come with me? I promise you will love him once you hear his voice.”She exclaimed.
Well, now how can one say no to an invitation like that and 4 months in advance? So Friday we took the hour long car ride up to the venue where I paid $12.00 for a glass of wine and settled in for the big event.
I was pleased to see that he was a one man show. It takes me back to the college years when we would sit around and play guitars and sing after class in the common area at school. I knew right away this was going to be right up my alley. Each of his songs has a story and when he spoke of his inspiration you could hear the starving artist angst in his voice. He wrote a song about the singing completion on NBC in regard to how terribly Christina Aguilera treated him called “What have I ever done to you”. Tony also assured us that he had not dated her, I guess people had justified her behavior by assuming he had broken her heart in a previous life. I hadn’t seen the show, but Colleen filled us in about how wretched she was to him, seemed fitting.
I personally really liked his song Pretty Things. Colleen’s sister Vicky liked 99 problems, but the house was brought down when he did his rendition of Brittney Spears “Baby One More Time”, which was his big show stopper on the Voice. His bluesy voice combined with his jazzy musical style made for a perfect combination of soulful music with meaning. I enjoyed this concert very much and suggest that if you are looking for a fun night out with the husband, and don’t want to deal with the crowds of screaming fans all listening to the same boring music produced 100% on Auto Tune, give Tony Lucca a try. The adult in you will not be disappointed.