Welcome to the Official Website for
Lucas Ohio!

The band’s upcoming performances, latest news, reviews, photos and more.

Next Show:

Saturday, February 7, 2015

707 Marina Vista, Martinez, CA
Lucas Ohio & the Shamblers
7:30 doors/8pm show
Birthday Bash for John Grunst

more info...

Recent News

1/22/14: New Article!

Featured in the Pleasanton Weekly is a heart-felt article by writer Jessica Lipsky on the making of Slingshot Kid, and the inspiration of his late mother on the writing and making of this critically acclaimed CD.

1/16/14: Another great review from Rick Alan Rice of Rarwriter!

Click HERE to read the complete review by one of the Bay Area’s most active music critics, Rick Alan Rice “Lucas Ohio’s natural gift with songwriting is headed down through braveheart pass where his personal identity is flourishing full form, and where his musician’s skills are catching up to the fire of this soul.”

1/1/14: Mojo Magazine Review!

What better way to start off the New Year than with a great review – three stars! – in Mojo Magazine! Click the magazine cover below to read.

8/24/13: Podcast of KFOG interview on 8/23/13!

Hear Lucas Ohio's interview and live performance from his recent visit to The KFOG Morning Show!

6/24/13: Lucas Ohio’s Latest CD Slingshot Kid Now Available!

Just finished and available at concerts, select music outlets, and through CD Baby, is Lucas Ohio’s latest CD Slingshot Kid.

6/15/13: New (old) Video Posted!

Keith W. Criss recently found a vintage Lucas Ohio performance with his original band the Shamblers! Click HERE to watch the video of "Domino" performed back on June 28, 2008 at the Atascadero Lake Park. Featuring Lucas Ohio Pattie (voice & guitar) and Colby James (drums).

More Video Posted!

Here and on YouTube are posted recent performances by the band. Keith W. Criss, the band's creative director for their merchandise, posters, and more including videography and photography, has produced songs recently performed by the band at San Francisco's Red Devil Lounge, Yoshi's, and Slim's. Click HERE to watch the new video of "I'll Tell You Son" recorded during a jam in the kitchen of the Old School Studio during a recording break on May 19, 2012!

Lucas Ohio & the Shamblers in the News -- More Recent Press!

Click HERE to take you to recent articles in newspaper and magazines, and to learn more about Lucas and the band!

Just posted are three recent articles! One's a feature from the front page of the Bay Area's Martinez News-Gazette -- a great story about Lucas's musical path to date. Another, and most recent, is the Gilroy Dispatch's second feature on Lucas looking back at his South County roots – and on where he's headed. Still a third is from Santa Rosa's Press Democrat, which enjoys the largest circulation on the California North Coast. Other recent features are from Diablo Magazine, The Tribune/San Luis Obispo, Gilroy Dispatch, Pleasanton Weekly, and more.

Shake it Up! Some New and Unearthed Photos

Click HERE to check out photos of Lucas Ohio and the band, some new, some from the vault. Most recent photo added features Lucas with Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals, and others you'll want to see including photos of Lucas with Jackie Greene, Charlie Musselwhite, Bo Diddley, and more!

KFOG Radio's Local Scene CD 10 Schedule for Release in August 2013 Features Lucas Ohio

Lucas Ohio's song "Always See You (Wide Awake)" from his third album Slingshot Kid will be included on San Francisco/San Jose's KFOG (104.4/97.7) Local Scene 10 CD set for release in August 2013.

KFOG describes the annual compilation CD as a "collection of some of the best bands and singer-songwriters emerging from the vibrant Northern California music scene." Lucas Ohio is fortunate to have also been featured on Local Scene 6 CD in 2009 when KFOG’s producers chose to include “All Good People” from his second album, Steps Toward Home.

Lucas Ohio Finalist at Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas

Lucas was a finalist at the celebrated Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas. Started in 1972 and the longest continuously-running music festival in North America, the Festival has been known internationally as a destination for singer/songwriters of various musical styles. Among the high points of the Festival is the much-anticipated songwriter competition established at the suggestion of Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary in 1972. Featuring "the best of America's emerging songwriters," Lucas was among 32 other finalists the jury selected from among 800 submissions from across the country and performed at the Festival's Threadgill Theatre. It is a major honor in the music industry to be selected as a finalist for this competition. Lucas was in Texas for almost five days, met many of the world's great singer/songwriters, and took in great performances.

Lucas Ohio Pattie performs at Threadgill Theater located on Quiet Valley Ranch, 39th annual Kerrville Folk Festival, Kerrville Texas
Photo by Neale Eckstein

Amoeba Records, Rasputin Records, and Cheap Thrills Records Featuring Lucas Ohio

Lucas and the band's CDs continue to be available through Rasputin Music (Berkeley and San Francisco), Amoeba Records (Berkeley), and at Cheap Thrills Records (San Luis Obispo). Next time you drop into the store, look up Lucas Ohio – and buy the album!