The Luke Blu Guthrie Band is an independent rhythm and blues duo that electrifies audiences with its raw, yet powerful style of heart beatin’ rhythm and blues.
Consisting of Valley-born Elizabeth Penney and Luke Blu Guthrie, the band can be counted on for a powerful, deeply soulful performance that vibrates the stage with songs that echo the holler and blues of LBG’s southern slave lineage. With themes that explore a variety of timeless issues, the Luke Blu Guthrie Band explores the dark underbelly of human nature and confronts the joy, mystery and confusion of love and loss.
Liz and Luke produce a large sound that is built on a few distinct guitar styles including slide and Travis picking/alternating bass. Filling out the sound, you will also hear harmonica, strong vocals, upbeat bass lines and the inter-play of a truly unique tap dancing/foot percussion setup.
Armed with acoustic and electric guitars, assorted foot percussion and plenty of rhythmic slaps and yowls, Guthrie has lived and worked in the western Canadian music scene for over 15 years.
With another locally grown and harvested disc released in 2014 entitled Give It up Cold, Liz and Luke have had another successful year taking their “hormone free, free run music” around the province.
The duo are looking forward to bringing their distinct brand of upbeat blues to the Waverley Hotel for one show, on Saturday, Oct. 18.
Tickets are $10 in advance through Cumberland Village Works or $12 at the door. Music at 9:30.