Jake Bugg, "Lightning Bolt"

Jake Bugg is not your typical 20 year old.  Ask him his favorite artists, and he'll name The Everly Brothers, Johnny Cash, and Don McLean. 

But that's what gives Jake Bugg his charm.  His insights and inclinations speak of wisdom beyond his years.  

Take the way he puts together his own CDs.  (And you record fans will love this.)  When Jake Bugg sequences the songs on his own albums, he imagines he's putting them on a LP with one group of songs arranged together for one side and another group lined up for the other.  

For his own part, Jake Bugg recently told an interviewer he seemed to be getting older faster than he wanted.  "I've aged terribly in the last year!", he said.  "I went back to England recently and didn't get ID'd at either pub I went to.  And you have to look over 25 now, which makes it even more annoying."

 

Lucius, "Turn It Around"

Singers Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig met at Berklee College in Boston.  And they admit, "We both had a difficult time in high school—we were loners and weird kids.  So when we found each other and some of the other friends we met in college, it was great.”  Laessig adds, "I always thought it was like the Blind Melon video [for 'No Rain'] where she finds all her other bees.  That’s how I always felt."  

One night, over a bottle of red wine, the two of them decided to embark on a musical project:  a re-imagining of The Beatles’ “White Album.”    

"We thought it would be cool to re-envision 'Happiness Is a Warm Gun' with two girls singing lead.  We rearranged the song and planned to rearrange the rest of the tracks, and then we just never got around to it.  We ended up writing our own stuff."

And the stuff they wrote is the stuff you know them for today with their band Lucius.