Lucky Souls – It’s Been Awhile – April 10 2012

Lucky Souls – It’s Been Awhile – April 10 2012

Driftwood The Band

I guess I have been slacking for the past couple of weeks, because I just realized it has been some time since I’ve posted anything to LBR. Okay, I wasn’t really slacking ALL these weeks, I was actually super busy & just didn’t have time to sit & write.

I was lucky enough to catch the band Driftwood ( this past weekend. They’re a band from NY, but they have played CT a bunch of times & I was just never able to get out & see them when they were in my area. I have to say, I see a lot of music & they are probably one of the very best bands I’ve seen recently. Check them out on youtube when you have time.

 David Jacobs-Strain

David Jacobs-Strain

I’m really super excited for a show that is coming up at The Outer Space in Hamden this weekend. David Jacobs-Strain(http://‌‌Strain/) will be there this Saturday night with CT’s own Sammy Blanchette( opening the evening. Two great guitarists hitting the stage for an early show. If you plan on attending, get there by 6:30 p.m. Sammy will be kicking off the evening of music around 7 p.m. If you aren’t familiar with their playing, you can view videos from both of these talented young fellas on the Lucky Souls youtube channel (

Thanks to David Golden, we were able to get down to the Gathering of the Vibes(  headquarters last week & get a glimpse of what it takes to bring a big music festival all together. So, while you’re checking out videos of David & Sammy on our youtube channel, don’t forget to watch our interviews with founder & organizer of GOTV, Ken Hays & with some other members of the GOTV family.


Here are a few things happening over the next couple of days. Get out & support your local musicians & venues!


Tuesday, April 10

The All Grass Bluestars, 8 p.m. at The Outer Space, 295 Treadwell St, Hamden, CT

Greg Sherrod, 9 p.m. at The Owl Shop, 268 College St, New Haven, CT


Wednesday, April 11

Open mic featuring Shannon Hayden, 7:30 p.m. at The Outer Space, 295 Treadwell St, Hamden, CT

Elijah Ocean, 9 p.m. at Café Nine, 250 State St, New Haven, CT $5.00 cover


Thursday, April12

Casey Gorman, 8 p.m. at Twisted Vine, 285 Main St, Derby, CT

Open Mic, 8 p.m. at Huntington Street Café, 90 Huntington St, Shelton, CT

Roosevelt Dime & Molly Venter, 8 p.m. at The Outer Space, 295 Treadwell St, Hamden, CT, $10.00 cover

Greg Sherrod Acoustic, 8:30 p.m. at Gilt, 266 College St, New Haven, CT

Marcus Foster, 9 p.m. at Café Nine, 250 State St, New Haven, CT $8.00 cover

Open Mic, 9 p.m. at C.J. Sparrow, 908 S Main St, Cheshire, CT


Aim D’Amaro – Lucky Souls Productions

By the time she was 12, Amy D’Amaro knew that she wanted a career that would keep her surrounded by music. At 16, she became an intern at WPLR radio in New Haven, CT where she would stay for 5 yrs learning all aspects of music programming at a commercial radio station. In the time that she was at WPLR, she also became friends with many musicians on the local scene & spent much of her time taking in music at venues all over New Haven County.

In 1993, Amy left the radio station to raise her son, but her love of music & the local scene never faded. In 2003 she began what would become a very successful dog walking & pet sitting service, but still spent much of her time checking out the local music scene in both New Haven & Fairfield Counties. In 2009 she began Lucky Souls Productions to help out the local musicians she knew by promoting their music through live video footage. In 2011, Lucky Souls grew & began booking musicians in some of the local venues. When not busy walking dogs or editing videos, Amy still spends much of her time out with friends, supporting the local music scene & venues & attending music festivals.




One Responseto “Lucky Souls – It’s Been Awhile – April 10 2012”

  1. Great Job Lucky Souls!!! Good Stuff about Sammy too.