Album: Tearing Up The Rails
Release Date: December 2, 2016
Genre: Blues/ Funk/ Soul
Lucas Haneman Express is an Ottawa based group with Lucas Haneman as the main musical contributor; singer, songwriter and guitar player, Jeff Asselin on Drums, Martin Newman on Bass and Megan Laurence on vocals. The album also features guest player, Monkeyjunk’s own Steve Marriner on harmonica.
Lucas, now 29 years old has been playing since the age of 6, and has mastered many styles and types of guitar, including a custom made brownbear guitar that can be heard adding a blues sound to this album. The 14 track album is full of rocking blues, funk and soulful tunes.
Two tracks on the album are actually covers; Vancouver BC’s own Bryan Adams “Run To You” gets a Muddy Waters redo, and Steppenwolf’s “Magic Carpet Ride” has a Bo Diddley rockin’ style. The tracks, “Give Me Life” and “Blind Man Blues” were recorded at the legendary Sun Records in Memphis giving them that Mississippi blues feel. Megan Laurence lends her sweet vocals to “Firestorm”, and last but not least, “Working Band” has a Led Zeppelin beat to it.
In all, the album is a great mix of blues, funk and soul that I, as a blues lover look forward to listening to over and over again.
I fell in love with live shows when I saw my first concert at 8 years old
and it is love affair that has been going on 42 years.
I started writing for two Canadian music magazines in order to write and photograph the great live music scene that was going on around me. I enjoy Blues, indie- rock, motown and old fashioned rock and roll from the 50s to 70s. I will go to intimate house concerts, local clubs and the way to big arenas to see good live music. When not at a show, I will be at home in my garden listening to my latest acquired album.