Arkansas blues man Lucious Spiller spent his early career backing up the likes of Larry Davis and Big Jack Johnson before setting out to put his own stamp on the blues. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, Lucious has been playing guitar since age 4 when his father taught him his first few chords. Today he is one of the finest guitar players in the country. "I have a gift," he says. Never mind he is really a bass man. As a singer and songwriter his vocals are raw and soulful. And his lyrics deliver the essence of loss and hope that is relevant to modern times.
In 2014 Lucious was awarded 2nd place solo/duo at the 30th Annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. He is a featured artist in the award winning blues documentary "True Delta". He is featured in the upcoming blues reality web series "Moonshine and Mojo Hands". "Living Blues" magazine calls him "a driving force for the blues". In October 2014 Lucious opened at the Daytona Blues Festival.
Lucious' first CD "Born To Sing The Blues" is an acoustic effort with stunning guitar work and fearless vocals. Today he is back in the studio recording "Still Paying Dues..." which is sizzling electrified blues.
Solo or with his band, Lucious Spiller is a charismatic magnetic performer. He strives to reach his audience and pull them into the experience whether they be in a lounge, theater or arena. [+]