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Roger Lucey – Now is the Time

Roger Lucey’s songs have always crossed genres and themes in an attempt to describe the world he lives in. Love songs sit easily beside those that speak truth to power and road songs tell of the many journeys he has undertaken.

His early work was banned for “endangering the State” by the Apartheid regime and his new work continues to shine an uncomfortable light down the corridors of power. Part folk, part rock, part Celtic, hints of country, blues and Cajun; Roger’s new work is truly music of a wider world.

Reviews:

 

I’ve listened through several times now. It’s good. It’s very good. Recognizably the Lucey of yesteryear, but mature and full of depth and musical richness and matched by the extreme listenability of the lyrics. Bravo! – John Maytham Radio 567/Capetalk
This is a mature singer in great shape with a bunch of fine tuned musicians underlining lyrics that needs time to absorb and reflect on. Congrats Roger it is wonderfull that you -at this relatively mature stage of life – seems to be as upfront as ever – presence, articulation, fine musical nuances. Looking back moving forward. Excellent. – Ole Reitov, Executive Director, Freemuse, Copenhagen
Last night I attended Roger Lucey’s beautiful launch of his new NOW IS THE TIME album… Roger, in fine voice, w

as on guitar, flute, tenor sax and penny whistle. Rousing songs of love and indignation with subtle musical arrangements. If you’re in Cape Town, get there. – Nigel Vermaas, SAFM
Roger Lucey’s long awaited CD is finally out. It is brilliant. If there is one CD you get this year, make it this one. – Max du Preez, columnist
And he has (produced a most beautiful album). There are many, many musical influences, blending seamlessly into a coherent whole as Lucey contemplates life, love and hope with his haunting lyrics aided by collaborators from his early hell raising Joburg days. – Kevin Ritchie, editor, The Star
Gently rolling country rhythms blend with gorgeous slide guitar as folk troubadour Roger Lucey reflects on everything from the tragedy of war to simply getting older, learning to forgive and taking a healthier path through life.Sometimes wistful, sometimes celebratory, the lyrics are those of a great survivor and master of reinvention.As a whole, it brims with metaphor about being human and our capacity to destroy and denigrate or, on the other hand, to recover, rebuild and reinvent. And, although the political concerns are still there, there’s a shift to self-examination, to resolution, to forgiveness. – Glynis O’Hara, The Mail and Gaurdian.

 

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Reviews:

 

I’ve listened through several times now. It’s good. It’s very good. Recognizably the Lucey of yesteryear, but mature and full of depth and musical richness and matched by the extreme listenability of the lyrics. Bravo! – John Maytham Radio 567/Capetalk
This is a mature singer in great shape with a bunch of fine tuned musicians underlining lyrics that needs time to absorb and reflect on. Congrats Roger it is wonderfull that you -at this relatively mature stage of life – seems to be as upfront as ever – presence, articulation, fine musical nuances. Looking back moving forward. Excellent. – Ole Reitov, Executive Director, Freemuse, Copenhagen
Last night I attended Roger Lucey’s beautiful launch of his new NOW IS THE TIME album… Roger, in fine voice, w

as on guitar, flute, tenor sax and penny whistle. Rousing songs of love and indignation with subtle musical arrangements. If you’re in Cape Town, get there. – Nigel Vermaas, SAFM
Roger Lucey’s long awaited CD is finally out. It is brilliant. If there is one CD you get this year, make it this one. – Max du Preez, columnist
And he has (produced a most beautiful album). There are many, many musical influences, blending seamlessly into a coherent whole as Lucey contemplates life, love and hope with his haunting lyrics aided by collaborators from his early hell raising Joburg days. – Kevin Ritchie, editor, The Star
Gently rolling country rhythms blend with gorgeous slide guitar as folk troubadour Roger Lucey reflects on everything from the tragedy of war to simply getting older, learning to forgive and taking a healthier path through life.Sometimes wistful, sometimes celebratory, the lyrics are those of a great survivor and master of reinvention.As a whole, it brims with metaphor about being human and our capacity to destroy and denigrate or, on the other hand, to recover, rebuild and reinvent. And, although the political concerns are still there, there’s a shift to self-examination, to resolution, to forgiveness. – Glynis O’Hara, The Mail and Gaurdian.

 

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