Eddie Roberts & The Lucky Strokes with special guest Dragondeer
When Eddie shows up at OTP, you know he’s bringing 102%. We are eager to check out this new act, his words – “We gonna blow the roof off!”
doors 8pm / Dragondeer 9pm / Eddie Roberts & The Lucky Strokes 10:15pm / adv $15 / $20 d.o.s. / 21+
To have a relationship with a mastermind like Eddie Roberts is a dream, we are so fortunate he keeps Steamboat in his loop and brings his projects. It all stemmed with The New Mastersounds some 15 years ago, then he’s brought us Matador: Soul Sounds, the Eddie Roberts Experience and now Eddie Roberts & The Lucky Strokes. There will be so many notes to chomp on all night, take a gander and make sure you’re not left hearing about this one!!!
If luck is what happens when hard work meets opportunity, the union of Eddie Roberts & The Lucky Strokes epitomizes that adage. The New Mastersounds’ guitarist and bandleader has a knack for leaning into individual strengths and that sensibility is evidenced through his recruitment of Mississippi-based guitarist and vocalist, Shelby Kemp, who brings a Southern rock grit and candid, nimble songwriting to team up with the Tampa Bay-based Galbraith sisters who possess a simpatico rhythm section chemistry only found within a family bloodline. Powered by the urbane guitar playing and production of Roberts and you have a new tour de force ensemble that makes listeners stop in their tracks the same way Roberts did upon hearing the talents of Kemp and the Galbraith Sisters. The quartet first teamed up to perform Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom’s 20th Anniversary party in Denver, CO, and recorded a full-length record at Color Red Studios the next day to further solidify the newly forged musical connection. The sound is an amalgamation of celebrated country lyricists such as Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and George Jones mixed with the rhythmically driven aesthetics of James Brown and rounded out by honest rock ‘n’ roll—a combination slated to make its own luck and take the scene by storm.