Altameda Eastern Canadian Tour Kickoff with Lucette
Empress Ale House
19 January 2017
$10 • 8 PM
Tickets at Blackbyrd

Edmonton-based Altameda formed out of a recording session for singer-songwriter Troy Snaterse, but quickly became a group effort to create something new. Despite the four-piece finding their roots in various genres, they felt compelled to blend their individual styles with the Canadiana sound that shaped their younger years. During the sessions for the group’s debut LP, Dirty Rain, it was clear that the band felt a chemistry that only arrives through shared experiences.

Dirty Rain was produced and recorded by Jeff Kynoch at Sound Extractor studios and reached #1 on the CKUA Top 30 Charts. Songs such as ‘Queen of the Street’, ‘Dirty Rain’ and ‘Borrowed Suit, Secondhand Dress’ speak to bar-room revelers and lovelorn troubadours.

“Altameda’s ‘Dirty Rain’ is the perfect summer soundtrack” - Exclaim!

“...Altameda is a modern-day throwback to some of the greatest musical sounds ever recorded.” - Canadian Beats

“I was immediately swept away by the classic Americana feel of Altameda’s ‘Dirty Rain’. It’s alt-country poetry in the highest form.” - MilkCrater.com

“As soon as I heard their first song, I knew I had a new band-crush. They manage to sound classic and new at the same time, like Blue Rodeo crossed with War On Drugs.” - Gus Van Go (Producer)

Although young, it is obvious to all those who listen to her that Lucette is an old and doggedly romantic soul. Full of emotion, her performances take audiences back to the days when artists such as Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, and Loretta Lynn dominated the airwaves.

The single 'Bobby Reid' off of Lucette's debut album, Black Is the Color, was completed in just one take, capturing the raw and melancholy fluctuations of her effortless and mysterious sound. Teaming up with Blake Judd of Judd Films to shoot the track's music video, Lucette commented, "I feel truly fortunate to have been given the opportunity to work with such amazing people on the 'Bobby Reid' video. Blake Judd (with Judd Films) really believed in the project and believed in bringing the song to life." The video, which features Sturgill Simpson and JD Wilkes, premiered on CMT Pure and CMTEdge.com. 

Working with acclaimed producer Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell, Jamey Johnson, Secret Sisters) Lucette wrote and recorded the full-length album, Black Is the Color, in under a month. The two have collaborated and worked together since she was 19 years old. 

2014 saw Lucette taking to the road and touring more than ever before. She was direct support on Sturgill Simpson's nearly sold-out fall tour and toured or performed with artists such as Nikki Lane, The Secret Sisters, Joe Ely, Jim Lauderdale and Mason Jennings, among others.

In 2015, Lucette made her SXSW debut in Austin with 5 performances, joined Mason Jennings on two runs of shows, toured with Joe Ely and played the Calgary Folk Music Festival, Edmonton's Interstellar Rodeo and Nashville's AmericanaFest. 2016 has seen her back on the road for tours with David Ramirez and Alejandro Escovedo.