[Harp-L] Robert Lucas, R.I.P.
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- From: David Fertig <drfertig@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2008 18:47:04 -0800 (PST)
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I first met Robert Lucas (with Luke & the Locomotives) at a restaurant in Pasadena I think in the early 90's. He was a hard working young guy with some mean harp and a great voice. A kind fellow, relaxed and very accessible. Over the years I would see him here and there, and always he played with big energy and style. I was not surprised when he joined Canned Heat, I was very happy for his prospects.
About a year ago (less?) I ran into him as he sat in with with a small band in LA (don't remember the dive's name). I didn't speak with him, beyond giving him a copy of Big City R&B mag. He played and sang about as good as ever. I wondered why he was no longer with Canned Heat.
Up and down, up and down, now he's feeling no pain.
Rest in Peace, brother Robert Lucas.
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