BIOGRAPHY

At just 19 years of age, Lucas Chaisson has a strong grasp of who he is musically. Known for his creative rootsy spins on pop tunes, it is Lucas’ original material that defines him. Described as folk, roots, blues and country, he joins his eclectic tastes and musical mannerisms together with his soulful voice and a lyrical knack far beyond his years.

Lucas recently released his new record Growing Pains to a full house at the Ironwood Stage in Calgary.  This was a great follow-up to his debut recording “No Loitering” and EP “A Far Cry From”.  Both full length records received Canadian Folk Music Award nominations for “Young Performer of the Year”.  And, in November 2012, Lucas became one of only seven Alberta artists to win a Canadian Folk Music Award.  His music has received local and national airplay on stations such as CBC, CKUA (#8 spot June 2012) and CJSW.  His latest release has also garnered the attention of commercial radio, with tracks in regular rotation on UP 97.7.  Internationally, Lucas was declared a “must see” on the prestigious Folk DJ List at the International Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis last February.  He was one of 22 chosen to represent Alberta and has been invited back to attend the annual Conference in Toronto in February 2013, with an Official Showcase.  His performances at high profile venues such as Canmore, Winnipeg and Edmonton Folk Festivals, Big Valley Jamboree, and Sled Island, have earned Lucas accolades and attention from media, the music industry and increased his fan base.  These strong shows have also led to performances at The Engineered Air Theatre, The Arden Theatre and numerous Folk Clubs and soft seat venues across Western Canada.

His skilful, percussive guitar style, insightful lyrics and honest vocals keep audiences engaged and wanting more. Although in the business a relatively short time, Lucas’ drive and passion for music is spreading quickly.

The term "old soul" is over used but it's literally the case with this clever young tunesmith. His lyrics are mature, well crafted and interesting. His vocal styling is akin to that of Brett Dennen and Ron Sexsmith; his performance style is reminiscent of a young Neil Young. When he's on stage, he is exactly where he is supposed to be.