And the Winner of March Madness 2014 is…

Lucid! The North Country’s finest barreled through the competition with strong support from their fans, knocking off the top seeded Ominous Seapods on their way to the championship against Big Leg Emma. It was a true Cinderella story, a #16 seed coming out on top over 6 rounds of tight voting. Lucid has plenty of time to relish the victory, as we await the soon to be announced lineup for their own Backwoods Pondfest Music Festival, held in Peru, NY on August 8th and 9th.

March Madness 2014 Champions, Lucid!
Photo by Laura Carbone

How they got there…

When asked how it felt to win the inaugural March Madness, percussionist Lowell Wurster had this to say:

It feels like there is a lot of love out there for Lucid. We have been working really hard for 10 years and I think we have good name recognition. As I generally don’t view music as a competition, because I think it’s hard enough to be a musician in the first place, the football player in me is ferociously competitive, so it was interesting to see that side come out of me again.

I am happy people recognize us and felt they knew us well enough to vote for us, especially during this very exciting transitional period for us. Having Chris English join the band is one of the best things that has happened in a long time, and it got all of us amped up to make some serious moves. We feel that we are finally the band we were always supposed to be, and we all have the same goals now and that is super exciting. We are looking forward to the future with bright eyes and cant wait to see where it takes us.

Winning the march madness tournament only gives us more validation that we are onto something and people may be taking notice. This whole transition has happened within the month of March, which also marked Lucid’s 10th year. I don’t think this is coincidental, we are excited and can’t wait to keep working as hard as we ever have, to play our music, and spread our message of love, light and community.

Look for our Local Limelight profile of Lucid later this month, and be sure to check them out at these shows in April:

April 24, Monopole Bar, Plattsburgh
April 25, Unitarian Church, Plattsburgh
April 27, Plattsburgh Half Marathon, City Rec Center