The lazy videographer:
Tonight I went out to Kings Coffee to grab an Espresso Milkshake, only planning to stay a few minutes before rushing back home before I turned into a pumpkin. That was before I realized that Lucas Ireland was playing.
I don’t know how to best describe Lucas. He seems like a good ole southern boy until he picks up his guitar. I know a lot of people who can play the way he does but not many who sing like that. The emotion and power that comes from such a soft spoken young man is impressive, but that isn’t why I’m having a hard time describing him.
I’ve decided that the best thing to do is just use his words:
Since I started playing music back in 1998, I’ve just been living my life like any normal person. Well when things have gone bad in my relationships, or life gets hard to deal with for one reason or the other, I’ve made it a point to write songs about it. This way it’s like a snapshot of a time in my life and I can let it go and move on. Don’t hold your feelings in. They will consume you. This is my way of releasing these tidal waves of feelings, which in turn keep me pretty happy and optimistic for most of my daily life. It’s too big a world out there to think one bad day means the end of it for you, so find things to relate to, cry it out, talk it out, then put one foot in front of the other and move on to the next part. Learn to leave these feelings where they belong, and you’ll carve out a path to a better you. Enjoy life and leave bad feelings where they belong… in songs you can go to when you need a reminder of how you got past the worst. Thank you to all who listen!
So while the kind of music Lucas plays isn’t exactly what I normally go for, you have to admire a man who can put himself out there the way he does. The above video was recorded during his set. This haunting number is called “What You Wanted”. I can assure you that any audio issues in the video are mine and not his. If you want to hear a better version of this song, as well as his other work please stop by http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/lucasireland