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Lucero Sheds Memphis On Latest Release

Jared Alcorn holding Lucero's 'Among The Ghosts' LP
Jon Norton
Jared Alcorn holding Lucero's "Among The Ghosts" LP.

When the Memphis-based alt-country rockers Lucero plays the Monarch Music Hall in Peoria this Sunday, Sept. 30, they'll be performing songs from "Among The Ghosts," their latest album getting plenty of play inside Waiting Room Records in uptown Normal.
GLT's Jon Norton stopped by the store this week to talk with owner Jared Alcorn about band. Alcorn said he likes the band's previous three albums where horns, piano boogie-woogie and other sounds reminicent of the legendary sound created in Memphis-based Stax Studios. But he likes this one even better.

"This one is more stripped down. They recorded it in one room, live over the course of a few months," said Alcorn.

He also said issues band leader Ben Nichols tackled on "Among the Ghosts" were fresh avenues to explore.

"One of the things he (Nichols) said about this record is that now he's a father, he's looking at things a little deeper and in a completely different way," said Alcorn. "It feels like now he has something to lose."

Listen below to Alcorn's review of "Among The Ghosts," as well as selected tracks from the album. It's another edition of GLT's What's On Your Turntable.

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Jon Norton is the program director at WGLT and WCBU. He also is host of All Things Considered every weekday.