Singer-songwriter Justine Lucas captures audiences with her intimate approach to musical storytelling and her soothing yet emotional voice. Born in San Francisco, raised in Haight Ashbury by punks and goths, Lucas writes from a unique perspective about her generation. Influenced by Folk, Bluegrass, Americana, Gypsy Jazz, and Blues, this multi-instrumentalist is creating a new kind of folk music that honors musical roots while growing outwards from them, breaking bounds lyrically and texturally with her voice.
Justine Lucas studied World Music and Dance at SFSU and was a part of the university's Gospel choir and University choir, where she performed a repertoire ranging from the energetic projection of choir songs to intricate harmonies in Russian classical pieces. She is constantly expanding her vocal language and pronunciation skills and currently sings in English, French, Scottish, Welsh, Manx, Cornish, Gaelic, Spanish, and Sou Sou (West African/ Guinean dialect). She has been composing, performing, and touring for the last 11 years and has worked on over 15 albums in recording studios with local band projects and solo. She has performed at many great SF bay venues including The Great American Music Hall, Slims, Yoshi's, The Haight-Ashbury Street Fair, Herbst Theatre and more.
Her music has been described as “softly haunting” by the SF Deli Magazine, and “world traveling... a sound that tells a story, fluttering from intimate to intense” by the SF Bay Guardian.
San Francisco based minimalist avant singer songwriter, Justine Lucas has touched our hearts with her recordings of smooth rhythmic guitar melodies, and softly haunting atmospheric backdrops of birds singing, and natural sounds bellowing under her beautiful voice. She released an album last year entitled, Hologram Lagoon, and you can check it out in its entirety via Bandcamp.
Justine will be performing live this weekend on July 5th at the Vortex Room to celebrate, fellow musician and songwriter, Mark Nelsen’s album release. You may recognize Lucas from her work in The Jaunting Martyrs. Her solo music is a lot sweeter and calming, but her talent translates through every project she works and sings on.
We at The Deli think you should listen to her music, buy her album, and see her play live. Not everything has to be in your face to be relevant and awesome. Sometimes a subtle touch is all you need when it comes to good music.