The Lucky Losers
Hosted by The Lucky Losers, Blind Willie's Blues Club and Anne Bello Productions LLc
Described as “the finest light-skinned female blues vocalist in the U.S” (Real Blues/2010), fiery Dallas born entertainer, Cathy Lemons has a velvet voice with a gritty edge and the rebel conviction of a woman risen from the ashes. New Jersey native, Phil Berkowitz, "has earned renown as one of the West Coast’s most distinctive harp players, as well as for his sharp, resonant tenor" (Living Blues/ 2018). In July of 2014, Cathy and Phil combined their talents to become The Lucky Losers. Based In San Francisco and accompanied by a dynamic three-piece ensemble, they deliver a truly signature sound, marrying vintage soul, swing, and blues together with a splash of Americana. In the span of four years, The Lucky Losers have produced three chart-topping albums with world renowned producer, Kid Andersen. Their first album, "A Winning Hand," was nominated for "Best Traditional Blues Album" by Blues 411 and made The Roots Music Report’s "Top Blues Albums of 2015". Their second album, "In Any Town," was nominated for a total of SEVEN awards. Their third album, “Blind Spot,” is comprised solely of original material. Critics from around the world gave the album five-star reviews. Downbeat, Making a Scene, and The Roots Music Report, all included “Blind Spot” in their notable year-end lists. To honor their outstanding work, The Independent Blues Awards nominated The Lucky Losers for “Best Independent Blues/Soul Artist,” “Best Independent Blues/Soul CD,” and “Best Independent Blues/Soul Song” in 2018. In March of 2019, the prestigious International Songwriting Competition named Cathy Lemons’ song “The River,” as a finalist in the blues category. They embark on a 13-state tour from April 19 through May 21 2019.