Nashville-based musician Tony Lucca has released his new album, Ain’t No Storm, out now. The album features collaborations with many Nashville musicians and producers, including producer Ken Coomer, who produced the album at his studio, Cartoon Moon, and features players Michael Webb, Ted Pecchio and Joe Garcia. Patrick Sweany is featured in a cameo on the album’s single “Room With A View.”
It’s only fitting that many Nashville locals be featured on the album, as it was Nashville musical roots and sense of community that influenced Lucca’s return to the studio and inspired this album. As it’s stated in a general press release, “Ain’t No Storm finds Lucca embracing with reverence the process and craft of songwriting and taking his time (more than two years) to get it right.”
“In Nashville when you visit, people say, ‘Anything I can do for you, just let me know,’” Lucca says. “And then you move here, and you realize those arms really are wide open and those people aren’t full of sh*t. They really do want you to be part of the community here.”
Lucca’s admiration and respect for Nashville’s songwriting community, it turns out, was mutual. After moving to Nashville, he quickly found his calendar consumed with co-writes from old and new friends alike. Those include Driver Williams, tour-mate turned co-writer and “Nashville treasure” Gabe Dixon, and the Grammy-nominated Billy Montana (“Sage wisdom — bit of a mentor,” Lucca says of Montana).
Lucca’s career is a long and noteworthy one that spans some of the country’s greatest music scenes — from his hometown Motown mecca of Detroit, to the hills of Hollywood, to the borough of Brooklyn. It includes stints in some of the shiniest environments, from his early years in the “Mickey Mouse Club” alongside future pop stars like Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera, to his top-three finish on the second season of NBC’s “The Voice.” But for Lucca, and for his music, Nashville just makes the most sense and is the best fit.
Lucca plans to tour in support of Ain’t No Storm (see confirmed tour dates below; more to be announced at a later date). In the lead up to the album’s release in March, Lucca performed at the annual City Summit Gala in Los Angeles on February 24, 2019. This year’s event honorees and speakers included Colin Farrell, Les Brown, Kevin Harrington, Randy Jackson, and Mario Lopez.
April 1 – Nashville, TN – True Music Room @ Cambria Hotel (album release show)
April 11 – Charleston, SC – The Royal American
April 23 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall (w/ Dan Rodriguez)
April 24 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live (w/ Dan Rodriguez)
April 25 – Vienna, VA – Jammin’ Java (w/ Dan Rodriguez)
April 27 – Schenectady, NY – Mad Jack Brewing @ The Van Dyck
April 28 – Basking Ridge, NJ – Ross Farms
May 6 – Nashville, TN – True Music Room @ Cambria Hotel
May 9 – Columbus, OH – Rumba Cafe
May 29 – 6/2/ – Kill Devil Hills, NC – Pat McGee’s Down The Hatch
Sept. 9 – Evanston, IL – SPACE
Source: Press Release