Lucas & The Back Seat Drivers are based in Richmond, Virginia. We perform at festivals, clubs, and private engagements.
The band members are:
Started singing for his family at the age of two, always listening and singing along with the radio and singing those great gospel songs in church. His influences are Lou Rawls, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Isaac Hayes and of course Al Green. Has has been performing at various venues and churches and private events in and around the Richmond area, most recently with the Pump House Blues Band, Lucas and Friends and with The Back Seat Drivers.
Spent a lot of time as a young kid listening to artists like Jimmy Reed, B.B King, Lighting Hopkins and Bobby Blue Bland, and at an early age “I was hooked on blues music, and started playing in bands on a Wurlitzer electric piano and Hammond organ. I have been fortunate to share the stage with touring blues artists such as Nick Moss, The Uppity Blues Women, Deborah Coleman, Ann Rabson, Tinsley Ellis and Albert Castiglia among others.”
Bass and guitar. Previously with Daddy's Radio, The Flying Saucers, The Beatnix, Illegal Smile, Idlewild and Granfaloon. Current guitar player for Crossroads RVA monthly jam sessions.
Influences on bass are Berry Oakley, Phil Lesh and Jack Casady. Guitar influences include Steve Cropper, Rory Gallager, Peter Green, Steve Howe and Duane Allman.
I started playing drums when I was 16. My influences are Ed Thigpen, Steve Gadd, Harvey Mason and Stevie Wonder. My greatest influence is my teacher and friend Alfred Waters! He taught me to be a musician just not a drummer. Debo Dabney taught me to finesse the music. I taught "Upward Bound" at Virginia Union for 14 years with Weldon Hill as director. We have been playing together since we were 16. I have learned so much from him and his teacher Russell Wilson. I have so much to give thanks for. I have had the opportunity to play for the Russell Wilson quartet, Weldon Hill trio, Alfred Waters trio and the Debo Dabney trio. As of now, playing for The Back Seat Drivers as we drive down the music road.
Tenor, Alto and Baritone sax. If you didn't know better, you'd think he was just some good ol' boy. Actually, he's a professional musician who spent nine years on the road crisscrossing the country with a 1960s rock-n-roll band. . He's no lightweight, having played professionally since he was a teenager backing up the likes of The Isley Brothers and Fats Domino.