When Lucie Tiger was a kid growing up in Sydney Australia, her family would take little road trips through the Australian countryside. “What we used to do to pass the time was play a lot of music while we traveled,” Lucy recalled. “We listened to a lot of 70s stuff like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers, Rolling Stones, Linda Ronstadt; you know, all that good stuff. I loved that music. It was like the perfect road tripping music.”
Lucie’s dad brought home a guitar one day and showed her the basics. “Once I caught on and figured out how to play some of the songs I loved, I thought, ‘I would love to write the kind of music I grew up listening to,” she recalled. And so that is what she did.
She began looking into where a lot of this music she was inspired by had been created as well, and discovered much of it had been recorded in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. So when it came time to record her latest EP, she headed to the United States – Muscle Shoals to be specific – and got to work laying down her latest songs that she now lovingly calls, “Road Trip Americana.”
In 2019 Lucie won the lucrative, Songs On Stage Award, at the Australian Music Week, and has been industry-nominated twice for the prestigious Award for Songwriting Excellence by the Australian Songwriters Association. She toured the US in 2019 and was all set to do the same in 2020 before Covid came along. That tour has been rescheduled for 2021.
Her EP, Gasoline, spent five weeks on the AMRAP Metro charts reaching #1 the week after its launch, and #9 on the Daily Play MPE Country chart. She was set to record the next album in September with the Muscle Shoals musicians live in Alabama again, but that has been switched to a remote recording session. “They will record the music there, and I will record the vocals here in Australia. It’s a little different, but I’m sure it will sound just as good,” Lucie said.
Learn more about Lucie here, www.lucietigermusic.com. Check out the Profiles interview with Lucie here.