Bob Lucier 2001December 16, 2009
Artist: Anne Murray
Release: What a Wonderful Christmas
Release: I’ll Always Love You/Somebody’s Waiting
Chatham Connection: Anne’s steel guitar player is Bob Lucier who is originally from Chatham-Kent (Grande Pointe).
Notes: In 2001, Bob’s pedal steel playing was heard on two separate releases by Ann Murray. The beautiful Christmas album is where Ann shines. The other release is a double release of ‘out of print’ albums recorded on Capitol Records in 1978 and 1980. It includes her hit “What’s Forever For”, and two popular 60’s covers including “Daydream Believer” and “I’m Happy Just to Dance With You.”
About Anne Murray: Over the years, Anne’s recordings have seldom been off the charts. She has sold close to 50 million albums and has won countless awards. However, Anne Murray is more than just a Canadian icon. Her warm voice and well-loved songs have become woven into the fabric of our lives.
About Bob Lucier: Bobby Lucier has been a leader in steel guitar and is world renowned for his unique style and ability. Bob was the resident Steel Player for “The Tommy Hunter Show” while it aired on the CBC television network from the mid ’70’s until its demise. He was also the first steel guitarist with the famous Johnny Burke and Eastwind. Before that, he played in Bill Anderson’s “Po’ Boys band”, “Myers Brothers and the Jubilaires”, and a few others. Bob’s steel guitar playing is on many of Ann Murrays albums recorded through the years.