Grammy Nominated for Best World Music
Who is she? Well, it’s kind of a secret, but we can tell you the following. Unusual, weird, ethnic, worldbeat, shades of David Byrnes and Frank Zappa….all this from a mysterious Seattle transplant in world/alternative music, named Lucy Mongrel. You will hear African, Cuban, Brazilian and Spanish rhythms filter through the music of Lucy and her group of musicians, music which they choose to call Mongrel Music. Come on and hang over the musical ledge and howl to the weird tunes written by the full moon.
- Meet in the Streets (5:00:54) Middle Eastern collides with banjos
- Who’s Been Sleeping in My Bed? (5:58:67) Irish/Peruvian ballad laced with Andean instrumentation
- Five Years Ago (3:08:57) Upbeat Zappa has a head on collision with the Middle East
- Don’t Call it Too Late (6:20:22) Haunting Afro/Latino rhythm merges into Flamenco guitar
- Circle the Wagons (4:25:12) Afro/Street meets Sons of the Pioneers
- Quicksand Passion (4:23:10) Worldbeat gets hit with the Blues
- Livin’ the Blues (2:38:17) Thrown lumber beckons the Delta
- Next Time You Wake Up (it won’t be next to me) (3:50:11) Rock and Roll visits Turkish Sambas
- Thank You (3:14:20) Drunken melodies hint towards Marlene Dietrich
- Miss Roweena (3:04:12) Whispered voices sing a Spanish melody
- Papa Legba (4:59:57) Haiti is introduced by Tuvan octaves
- Ode to a Cowboy (3:02:40) Jazz standard treated with Jamaican juice harp
- Max the Circus Cat (2:47:51) Mongrel music at it’s most annoying
- Freedom (7:39:74) Upbeat Pop with Afro/Celtic/Brazil rhythms underpinning Gaelic spoken word
Nominations and Awards
The musicians (including Lucy), performing on “Mongrel,” have long musical histories, appearing with such notables as Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Nils Lofgren, Etta James, Brian Auger, Jimmy Page, The Kingsmen, Duke Ellington and have been the recipients or nominated for over thirty musical awards.
- The musicians (including Lucy), performing on “Lucy Mongrel” have long musical histories, appearing with such notables as Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Nils Lofgren, Etta James, Brain Auger, Jimmy Page, The Kingsmen, Duke Ellington and Sly Stone.
- Recipients or nominated for over thirty musical awards.
- #7 On World Music Charts
- Featured on Joe’s Blue Plate Special, the most syndicated college radio show in the nation (2,000,000 listeners weekly).
- #21 on the College Charts
- In addition to Joe’s Blue Plate, promotions added 527 College Radio Stations
- Two songs used for Extreme Sports BMX Film
- Syndicated by Trans World Broadcasting – 78 Commercial Stations
- Current Airplay on over 1,000 commercial and college radio stations
- Nominated for 2001 Grammy / Best Alternative, Best New Artist
- Included on Sheheshe compilation to garner airplay on 100 radio stations