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Lucy Rose – Commonwealth Bar & Stage Calgary
July 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Lucy Rose at Commonwealth Bar & Stage 731 10 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2R 0B3.
Lucy Rose is an English singer-songwriter and musician, the opportunity for Lucy Rose to push back against the nonsense came in spring 2016 when the volume of tweets coming from Latin America and the realization that her most listened to city on Spotify was Mexico City gave birth to the seed of an idea. Offer her fans in Latin America a deal: “If you book me a gig, I’ll come and stay.” It was a ‘loco demente’ plan but the outcome was far more fruitful and inspiring than could have been imagined.
For two months Lucy, her guitar and her backpack toured Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Mexico, playing free shows, staying with fans and “falling back in love with making music.” The documentary of her experience there, fans blocking the street outside a gig above a laun- derette, trying to sleep on endless inter-city bus rides, connecting with a friend-fan who tells her “for me music is God,” living with families in out of the way towns and overwhelmed by the kindness and faith in music of those she met, is deeply moving.
“Music is actually more than music for most people in the world,” says Lucy. “Lots of my friends and family won’t have that connection to music like the people I met, but to them it’s more than just having background music when you’re cooking, it’s saved them in some sort of way.