Books » Book Features

Lucero's Ben Nichols Featured in Book

comment
"I know I, for one, wanted to be from anywhere other than Arkansas when I was growing up. I wanted to be from New York or California, but then you get older. When I was in my early twenties, I just really grew to appreciate where I was from, and the certain character and soul and history it has. I moved to Memphis about nine years ago and you're just surrounded by history there. There's a real soulful quality to the city. I mean, it's a shithole, but it has a certain character to it. I'd like to think that comes through in our music."

The speaker is vocalist/guitarist Ben Nichols, "our music" is a reference to his band Lucero, and the quote is lifted from an interview in 2005 in the pages of American Songwriter magazine. That interview is reprinted in Song: The World's Best Songwriters on Creating the Music That Moves Us (edited by J. Douglas Waterman; newly published by Writer's Digest Books).

Keep the Flyer Free!

Always independent, always free (never a paywall),
the Memphis Flyer is your source for the best in local news and information.

Now we want to expand and enhance our work.
That's why we're asking you to join us as a Frequent Flyer member.

You'll get membership perks (find out more about those here) and help us continue to deliver the independent journalism you've come to expect.


Add a comment