Scott Mickelson has paid some dues – his band Fat Opie were heralded as folk-rock-punks, they played CBGB’s, the Bitter End, and Madame Wong’s West in LA. They had the same management company as Neil Young and Tom Petty. And then everything fell apart – the deals never went anywhere, Mickelson got sick, the band broke up. Which makes it all the more surprising that ‘No Such Luck’ should be such a fun listen with wry laughs at life’s constant blindsiding and unexpected turns. It’s the second single from his album ‘A Wondrous Life’, and there’s just a touch of Future Islands in the rocking singer-songwriter mix.
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