Lucas Biespiel

Lucas Biespiel

 Portland, Oregon, USA
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Lucas Biespiel is a 17 year old singer-songwriter in Portland, Oregon who sings lead vocals and plays violin for the award winning Backyard Blues Boys.

Biography

Lucas Biespiel is a 17 year old singer-songwriter in Portland, Oregon. A junior in High School, he has released four albums: a self-titled album, one titled "One String," a protest themed album titled "It's Over" and his most recent album "Invisible." He is currently working away at his fifth album, which may feature his new single "Strange Thing." Biespiel has played at a multitude of musical joints across Oregon and Washington, including a performance at the 2009 Waterfront Blues Festival. Biespiel has also performed at the popular Mississippi Pizza Pub, Arrivederci's Restaurant, and played a live set on KBOO radio. Biespiel prides himself in his songwriting, and has written upwards of 100 songs. His talent in writing has been compared to that of folk music legend Bob Dylan, while his voice has been compared to that of Van Morrison. In addition to his songwriting, Biespiel is an extremely talented violinist, and has won several local awards for his playing. After eleven plus years of classical music playing, Lucas decided to apply his talent on the violin to non-classical music, like when he did a blues/jazz version of popular carol "O Come All Ye Faithful" which brought a jam packed club Satiricon to its feet. He has studied violin with popular Jazz player Eddie Parente.

Biespiel has jammed on his violin and with vocals alongside such artists as The Horror Choir (otherwise known as Matt Snell), the ringleader of the Chocking Hazard Orchestra (Peter Snell), Royal Conservatory of Music Graduate Tricia Snell. He was also heard rehearsing by the pianist and creator of world renowned jazz group "Pink Martini," Thomas Lauderdale, who called Lucas's music "excellent."

He is also a member of the award winning blues band "The Backyard Blues Boys" with which he sings lead vocals and plays violin.

Discography

Lucas Biespiel (Self-Titled)
One String
It's Over
Invisible

Biespiel is currently working on a fifth album which is to be released September 1st.

Set List

I've played sets from half an hour to four hours, so really anything goes. I can do electric, or acoustic, blues, folk, or even classical. Some of my big crowd pleasers are classics like House of the Rising Sun, and The St. James Infirmary Blues, though it's about half and half between originals and covers.