Lucy Dacus No Burden on LP
No Burden is the debut album from singer/songwriter Lucy Dacus. At the young age of just 20, she is already a force to be reckoned with in her hometown of Richmond, VA and is quickly gaining notoriety with her amazing and unique singing voice. The Fader recently listed Lucy in the top 20 artists to watch out for in 2016 proclaiming, "Her voice is beautiful, like none I’ve heard before. On her dynamic debut album No Burden...she warbles her country-rock songs like a humble new pal revealing old secrets about feeling lost and starting over."
After a childhood of primarily musical theater and Bruce Springsteen thanks to her mom and dad, she bought an acoustic guitar and taught herself some chords with hopes of one day being the cool girl at church camp. Luckily things changed in high school when kind friends showed her Broken Social Scene, Yo La Tengo, and Ava Luna. Lucy quickly fell in love with the Richmond music scene and did what she could to sneak into 18+ shows during her high school years, always content as a spectator, not yet participating despite the encouragement of friends. When she decided to study film in college, people were surprised and would say, "not music?" It took years of convincing, confidence building, and a great change of heart before Lucy decided to pursue music.
With the help of Miles Huffman on drums, Mike Ferster on guitar, Jacob Blizard on guitar, and Noma Illmensee on bass, Lucy's previously solo croons bite deeper and hit harder while the lyrics remain at the forefront, as honest and compelling as ever. No Burden was recorded one day in January 2015 in Nashville, TN with producer/engineer/longtime friend Collin Pastore.