Heralding the reluctant genius of local alt country act Lucky Sonne

Mar . 18 . 2016

MIKE BELL, CALGARY HERALD – Published on: March 18, 2016 | Last Updated: March 18, 2016 2:04 PM MDT

As far as interventions go, it’s actually a pretty lousy and likely unsuccessful one.

And that’s not even because it’s being held in a brewery.

Then again, the underlying reason for sitting down with Luke Colborne at the Wild Rose Taproom isn’t to address his addiction to Co-op Gold Lager — although likely the WR IPA helped in that regards.

No, the idea behind the gathering between journalist, Colborne, his bandmate and producer Arran Fisher, and, for some reason, Colborne’s young son, is to address the fact he is something of an admittedly “reluctant” songwriter and musician.

That wouldn’t be a problem if he also wasn’t one of the region’s best and most gifted.

His fourth and latest album under the Lucky Sonne moniker, Be. So. Bold., is an astounding roots-rock record, one that could stand alongside any classic alt country or Americana album from the past two decades. It could and should have him mentioned alongside the Tweedys, Farrars, Earles and Bare Jr.s of the world, and sharing the very same stages around the world.

Problem is, it was recorded in February 2013. Then shipped quietly to radio stations in the spring of 2015. And it will finally be “released” this Saturday with a show at Mikey’s Juke Joint. Thus making it one of the best album’s of the past three years.

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