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NEWS:

5.11.14:  This week, Frets & Hammers is #49 on RMR's national Roots Rock chart

5.4.14:  This week, Frets & Hammers is #34 on RMR's national Roots Rock chart

4.27.14:  This week, Frets & Hammers is #32 on RMR's national Roots Rock chart; #42 on their New York State chart

4.20.14:  This week, Frets & Hammers is #33 on RMR's national Roots Rock chart; #33 on their New York State chart

4.13.14:  This week, Frets & Hammers is #29 on RMR's national Roots Rock chart; #36 on their New York State chart

4.6.14:  Frets & Hammers rose in the Top 50 on 3 Roots Music Report charts: #24 on their national Roots Rock chart; #41 on their national Rock chart (up from #61); #33 on their New York State chart

3.30.14:  This week, Frets & Hammers is #30 on RMR's national Roots Rock chart; #35 on their New York State chart

3.23.14:  This week, Frets & Hammers is #28 on RMR's national Roots Rock chart;#29 on their New York State chart

3.22.14:  New Jersey Stage covers Les Lucky's chart re-emergence. Click here.

3.22.14:  BWW Music World reports on Frets & Hammers chart re-emergence. Click here.

3.22.14:  Music News New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Austin, Kansas City, Miami & Toronto all do articles on Frets & Hammers. Click on town names to view the articles.

3.21.14:  Top40-Charts.com covers Les Lucky's chart re-emergence.  Click here.

3.20.14:  Broadway World reports on Frets & Hammers.  Click here.

3.20.14:  The Blues & Roots Music Blog covers Les' chart re-emergence.  Click here.

3.19.14:  Music News Nashville does an article on Frets & Hammers.  Click here.

3.16.14:  This week, Frets & Hammers is #27 on RMR's national Roots Rock chart; #27 on their New York State chart

3.9.14:  This week, Frets & Hammers is #24 on RMR's national Roots Rock chart; #47 on their national Rock Album chart; #31 on their New York State chart

3.2.14:  This week, Frets & Hammers is #22 on RMR's national Roots Rock chart; 45 on their national Rock Album chart; #16 on their New York State chart

2.22.14:  This week, Frets & Hammers is #23 on RMR's national Roots Rock chart; #41 on their nat'l Rock Album chart; #14 on their New York State chart

2.15.14:  This week, Frets & Hammers is in the Top 50 on 3 RMR charts: #22 on their nat'l Roots Rock chart;  #50 on their nat'l Rock chart; #13 on their New York State chart

2.8.14:  Frets & Hammers is in the Top 50 on 3 Roots Music Report charts: #19 on their national Roots Rock chart; #32 on their national Rock chart; #10 on their New York State chart

11.15.13:  Les begins work on the follow-up CD

11.7.13:  Radio promotion campaign winds down

11.3.13:  Homegrown Radio (NJ) - The Not For Nothin' Show plays "Lone Wolf"

11.1.13:  Historias del Blues (Colombia) plays 3 tracks off F&H (see "radio" page)

10.29.13:  KFAI (MN) Freewheelin' & House Party play Frets & Hammers CD

10.27.13:  WNCD (OH) - plays "Shades Of Blue" & "An Ill Wind Is Howling"

10.25.13:  WIZN (Vergennes, VT) Blues For Breakfast plays Frets & Hammers

10.24.13:  WXCI (Danbury, CT) & KIOS (Omaha, NE) confirm F&H airplay

10.23.13:  WQLN (Erie, PA) & WHFR (Dearborn, MI) play Les

10.22.13:  Les has spent 2 1/2 months in the top half of RMR's multi-genre chart

10.21.13:  KFSR (Fresno, CA) & WMNF (Tampa, FL) play Frets & Hammers

10.19.13:  WHQR 91.3 FM - Wilmington, NC - slates F&H for play

10.18.13:  KGLP 91.7 FM - Gallup, NM plays Les (see "radio" page for details)

10.17.13:  WDPS 89.5 FM - Kettering, OH plays Frets & Hammers

10.16.13:  Bandana Blues Podcast & KSPQ 93.9 FM (MO) play Les

10.15.13:  2NUR-FM (Australia) - Sunday Afternoon Country slates F&H for play

10.14.13:  Radio Voce Spazio (Italy) - Highway 61 w/Massimo Ferro is playing Les

10.13.13:  Les spends 5 weeks in the top 100 of RMR's multi-genre chart

10.12.13:  Frets & Hammers is #75 (of 350) this week on RMR's multi-genre chart

10.11.13:  WFIT (Melbourne, FL) begins playing F&H (including Lone Wolf)

10.10.13:  WCNI (CT) has been playing F&H for 3 months (see "radio" page)

10.8.13:  KUNM (5 stations in NM & NV) charts F&H on Living Blues for Sept.

10.7.13:  KPOV (Bend, OR) & KROS (Clinton, IA) are playing Frets & Hammers

10.5.13:  Frets & Hammers is #71 (of 383) this week on RMR's multi-genre chart

10.5.13:  SevernFM 89.7 (UK) The Blues Hour w/Dr. Wart plays Frets & Hammers

10.3.13:  KBFO (Buffalo, NY) & KRCC (Colorado Springs, CO) play F&H

10.2.13:  KVNF (CO) & WWPV (VT) play Frets & Hammers tracks

10.1.13:  WYAV (SC), KJLU (MO) & Galaxie (Can) play F&H (see "radio" page)

9.30.13:  WFIT (FL) & WNRB (WI) each slate multiple F&H tracks for play

9.28.13:  Les rises from #77 to #66 (of 384 - top 20%) on RMR's multi-genre chart

9.26.13:  KSAV - Willtis, CA "8 to the Bar w/Tarr" plays multiple tracks off F&H

9.24.13:  WIZN (VT) & Blues Train Radio UK (UK) slates F&H for play

9.23.13:  WFPK (KY) Sat. Night Blues Party plays "I'll Take My Chances"

9.22.13:  Rockin' Blues Show (BC, Canada) & WOJB (WI) play F&H

9.21.13:  Les rises from #94 to #77 on RMR's multi-genre chart

9.20.13:  Wednesday's Even Worse (UK) & Blues On The Hill (Aus) play Les

9.19.13:  WildmanSteve Radio (AL) puts "I've Had Enough" in medium rotation

9.17.13:  Frasercoast.fm (Australia) & Wunnerful Radio (Canton, OH) play F&H

9.16.13:  Top Blues (Tuscon, AZ) & Jefferson Public Radio (Ashland, OR) play Les

9.14.13:  Les hits top 25% of RMR's multi-genre chart (#94 of 391)

9.13.13:  WEFT (IL), Charlietown Blues (MO), KRFX (CO) play Les

9.13.13:  Les spends 6 weeks in the top half of RMR's multi-genre chart

9.12.13:  KSCU (CA), WHAY (KY), WEHC (VA) add Les - see "radio" page

9.10.13:  more new play: MN, SC, CA, IA, OK - see "radio" page for details

9.10.13:  new airplay in MN, SC, CA, IA, France - see "radio" page

9.9.13:  new airplay in MN, PA, ME, IN, CA - see "radio" page

9.8.13:  WBZC & WMSC - both in NJ play Les - see "radio" page

9.7.13:  UK: Nothing But The Blues w/Cliff McKnight plays "Lone Wolf"

9.6.13:  Confessing The Blues plays F&H on 49 stations in 10 countries

9.5.13:  Country Bear in Lake Placid, FL plays "Ain't That Just Like Love"

9.3.13:  Wild Bill Radio's Wild Bill & Breeze Pickard play "I'll Take My Chances"

8.31.13:  For all airplay details, see the "radio" page

8.30.13:  Roots Music Express & Ocean Beach Radio play F&H

8.29.13:  My Daddy O Radio (Int.), KZMU (UT), KRFC (CO) play Les

8.27.13:  WICN (MA), WATD (MA), Alt Country (OH) play F&H

8.25.13:  Blues Corner Radio (Internet) & WWSP3's (WI) Acoustic Revival play Les

8.23.13:  KHPR (HI), KKIT (NM), KEGR (CA) - see "radio" page for details

8.21.13:  WPSU (PA) "The Folk Show" & WUEV (IN) "Full Time Blues" play F&H

8.19.13:  New radio play: WBOR (ME); KAFM (CO) - see "radio" page for more

8.13.13:  New airplay: KMUD (CA); Crossroad Cafe (Ger); DWAU (Philippines)

8.9.13: WWCU 90.5 Cullowhee, NC - CB Roy's Mostly Blues plays "Lone Wolf"

8.9.13:  InnerVisions (KRSC - OK & One World Music UK) plays 9 tracks off F&H

8.8.13:  KRCL 90.9 FM Salt Lake City, UT play Frets & Hammers

8.3.13:  WCNI New London, CT & KWCW Walla Wala, WA play Les Lucky

7.26.13:  Roots music site "NoDepression" reviews F&H - see "reviews" page

7.22.13:  WJMU 89.5 FM Decatur, IL & England's Firebrand Rock Radio play Les.

7.19.13:  New "reviews" page features media and radio reviews of Les Lucky.

7.16.13:  New show venues including BB King's NYC, Maxfields & more.

7.14.13:  Two videos from July 9, 2013 gig are posted on this page and on YouTube.

7.9.13:  1st band gig promoting F&H (w/Dave Keyes & Richie Gonzalez)

7.8.13:  WUCX Bay City, MI & Radio Gold (70 station network), Italy playing Les.

7.8.13:  New Piano/Vocal Sampler is posted on this page's video player (shot 7-3).

7.2.13:  Frets & Hammers official release date!

7.1.13:  KAOS 89.3 FM Olympia, WA & KOPN 89.5 FM Columbia, MO play Les.

6.24.13:  WCOM Carrboro, NC & Belgium's Radio Mol play Les (see "radio" pg.)

6.19.13:  KTEP El Paso, TX and 2nd German station play Les (see "radio" page)

6.13.13:  Cleveland, Kansas City & Midnight Special Blues Radio play F&H cuts.

6.10.13:  UK, Australia, VA & Goldradio play F&H - see "radio" page for details.

6.8.13:  Frets & Hammers is available now for pre-order on iTunes.

6.6.13:  Frets & Hammers enters the charts on the Roots Music Report.

6.6.13:  WFDU (NJ/NY) "Root 891" w/Ed Alstrom is playing Frets & Hammers.

6.1.13:  Scotland's BlackOnBlue radio show is playing Lone Wolf & An Ill Wind.

5.30.13:  New "radio" page features confirmed radio play.

May, 2013:  Les begins writing new songs in preparation of second CD.

5.30.13:  France's Babou Blues Show is playing "I'll Take My Chances."

5.30.13:  Montreal's Hotel Du Blues radio show (CKUT) is playing "Lone Wolf."

5.27.13:  Denmark's Radio Holstebro is playing "Goin' To See My Baby."

5.22.13:  Announcing 6 new shows promoting Frets & Hammers (see "live" page)

5.21.13:  BluesRoad Radio Germany plays Frets & Hammers:  www.bluesz.de

5.21.13:  Dave Rubin CD review & updated bio is posted at:  blindraccoon.com

5.20.13:  The Frets & Hammers release date is set for July 2, 2013.

4.24.13:  Les becomes keyboardist & MD of The Stanhope House's house band.

4.24.13:  A second live solo video, An Ill Wind Is Howling, is now on YouTube.

4.23.13:  The first live solo video, Everything's Gone Wrong, in now on YouTube.

4.10.13:  The first official video, Lone Wolf, is posted on YouTube.

4.9.13:  Les Lucky is now on Facebook & YouTube (see links).

4.3.13:  Publicist Betsie Brown of Blind Raccoon takes on Frets & Hammers.

3.26.13:  New "live" page features the full show schedule.

2.10.13:  Red Kat approves Les' debut CD, Frets & Hammers, for duplication.

Dec 2012:  Mixing, mastering and CD design begins.

Aug-Nov 2012:  Les records tracks for the debut CD.

Jun-Jul 2012:  Les writes 15 new songs in preparation of debut CD.

6.1.12:  90 confirmed stations in 31 US states say yes to Les.

3.26.12:  Red Kat releases Stop Talking Around It to select stations.

2.29.12:  1st station in US begins playing Les Lucky (WI).

2.22.12:  Red Kat begins promoting An Ill Wind Is Howling to radio.

2.15.12:  Les joins forces with Red Kat Recordings.

1.25.12:  Les Lucky website goes online.
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