Lucas Maehara Rotman
Lucas’s musical career began as a substitute teacher’s panicked attempt to appease a classroom full of unruly kindergarteners, “a wise friend told me to pick up the guitar, figure out some chords and learn some songs (fast!).” He quickly discovered a bourgeoning career as an early childhood educator and his most supportive audience. Teaching led Lucas to decades of exploring a wide range of sounds and instruments and to take the eventual plunge into songwriting itself. Along the way, Lucas developed the soulful sound of an artist steeped in the traditions of Americana drawn through a biracial Philly boy’s raw sensibilities. More than three decades later, the Brooklyn based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist performs, records and writes songs both as a solo artist and with his band, the Melodic Miners. A regular performer at venues in and around NYC, Lucas is excited for the reopening of the non-virtual musical world as we hopefully move towards a Covid Free future?