Mei Verba a.k.a. @JamminJavaMei caught up with one of our favorite singer/songwriters, Tony Lucca, for this brief interview. He's here Tuesday March 25 for the "Off The Record Tour" featuring Tony Lucca + Honor By August + Matt Duke + Todd Carey! You might know Tony from his outstanding performances on The Voice. Did you know he also recorded a live album here called "Live At Jammin Java"? Cool, right? More about Tony at tonylucca.com
Where was the first show you performed at?
A small local country club in Waterford, MI. I was 9. Played Johnny B. Goode and a few originals with my cousin. We rocked it.
What artist/ band would you say you are most influenced by?
I’d say Joni Mitchell has had the longest lasting impression on my approach to songwriting.
What is one of your most memorable or off-the-wall touring experiences?
Somehow wound up opening for Marc Anthony on his 2002 North American Tour. It was wild. I ended up spending a week with him and his entourage in the Dominican Republic and on his yacht in Miami. Completely unreal.
Favorite food: Sushi
What two words would best describe your music? True. Love.