Nick Lutsko has quickly risen in the Chattanooga music scene and with good reason.
The young man has most impressive chops, musically. This is known already. Almost as impressive is his grasp of the business portion of the music business. I encounter many fantastic musicians here in Chattanooga, artists of high degree, but I’d guess that 96 percent of them are clueless about the business, openly despise the business or think that being “cute and sincere” is all it take to “make it.” Not so. Lutsko, along with his pro representation, makes use of all the tools available to achieve success.
The album, Etc., is a fantastic piece of work, one which I intend to delve into further in the coming weeks. While his debut release was decidedly (delightfully) folk, Album Number Two represents a significant departure into pop, funk, industrial and psychedelic music, while still maintaining some of the folk songwriting of his earlier work. The album drops this Friday, April 10 at JJ’s Bohemia, where Lutsko will be appearing along with guests Birds with Fleas, Tree Tops and, apparently, puppets. For an early taste of what’s to come, find Lutsko on social media (seriously, he’s everywhere).
You can be a great musician and maybe succeed in music, you can be great at business and marketing and maybe succeed is music, but Lutsko’s combination of skills in all arenas and a tireless, Zappa-esque work ethic all but guarantees this young man is on his way to the top. See him now so that later you can brag, “I knew him before he was famous.”