Musician to perform at Carnegie Hall

Pomona percussionist and marimba player Kevin Lucas has achieved one of the loftiest dreams of all musicians:  a performance at Carnegie Hall.  

Lucas is scheduled to be the featured artist at the famed New York City venue on Wednesday, April 22.  

An international organization, The Indie Collaborative, invited 18 artists who are seen as being among many of the best “Indie” artists from around the world to take part in an Earth Day celebration.  

Each musician will get a slot to perform one of their own original songs, as well as accompany the other artists throughout the night.  

Lucas plans to play the marimba and drums for other artists as well. 

The event will be a theatrical celebration highlighting the talent of the artists coming together to bring awareness of the earth theme.  

Lucas is planning to perform “Cahokia Winds,” a folk song that heavily features the marimba in which Kevin wrote about the former Cahokia Native American tribe near St. Louis. 

Grant Maloy Smith, a Billboard charting artist from Rhode Island, will be playing guitar and singing the vocals, with Lucas featured on percussion and marimba.  

“I can’t even describe what an honor this is to not only perform at Carnegie Hall, and to do so performing the beloved local favorite ‘Cahokia Winds.’ This makes it even more special,” Lucas said in a news release which announced the April event.


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