Lucas Kellison

Lucas Kellison


Funk and soul in the likes of D'angelo, George Clinton, Prince and Van Hunt.


The label debut of Lucas Kellison has been long overdue. For those who know him, Kellison has been a sort of phantom--floating throughout the music of the Midwest, lending his talents to various musical outfits as a bass player, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist producer. Having shared the stage (in some form) with such a diverse range of acts, including Keyshia Cole, Karl Denson, Magic Slim, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Nikka Costa, The Beatnuts, Bela Fleck, The Persuasions, Rilo Kiley, and countless others, Kellison has had more than enough on his plate to understand a vast array of musical concepts and creativity.

So what does such a speckled musical background mean in the culmination of these musical experiences? What would a solo effort from such an artist sound like? Enter "Rise"--Kellison's remarkable debut, filled to the brim with experience. The sound is fresh, modern and relevant, with a definite appreciation for its precursors. A young Kellison, 23, has managed to find a comfortable position, fittingly, in the middle of everything from his self-contained studio in Lincoln, Nebraska.



Rise (SadSon Royal; 2007)
My Town (demo; 2005)

Set List

Lucas Kellison and his band, The Assembled Soul, can do up to three hour long sets (15 minute breaks) which include mostly original material with an exellent mix of tasty covers by artists such as Prince, D'angelo, Sade, Marvin Gaye, Sly and the Family Stone, Maxwell, and so on.