and The Kansas Cartel
Lucas Maddy is a Midwest favorite whose music can be found on…
… iTunes, Amazon, and nearly a dozen radio stations in Kansas. Recent releases “4440” and “Bro Country” have taken Lucas to a new level in venues, fans, and radio play.
Lucas began his career as a poet in a tractor, working the fields on a western Kansas farm. His first efforts were written in marker on the inside of the tractor windows as he spent hour after hour making dust in God’s country. Picking up his first guitar at age 21, he nonetheless turned a late start into fast success, his first band show as an opener for legendary Oklahoma songwriter Mike McClure. Lucas was part of the red-dirt revival in Manhattan’s Aggieville, helping to re-start the open mic night at Longhorn’s, a venue that would eventually spawn Kansas bands Reckless Rebellion, Jared Daniels Band, and Lucas Maddy Band. Lucas credits longtime Kansas favorite Aaron Traffas for bringing him into the music scene and teaching him the ropes. “My first show I had 23 original songs and I knew one cover song, an Eli Young tune. Aaron got me into the scene quick – I probably played 50 shows before I ever knew more than 4 chords.” Look for great things to come from this Kansan, a prolific songwriter whose following continues to grow throughout the midwest.