CHRIS ISAAK “MR LUCKY” @ HARRAH’S LAKE TAHOE SOUTH SHORE ROOM
Getaway to Stateline, Nevada to watch Chris Isaak perform live in concert at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe South Shore Room on Saturday night, October 1, at 7:30pm. The performance is almost sold out, however a few tickets are still available to watch “Mr. Lucky” if you act promptly.
Isaak is apearing in San Francisco on Friday, September 30th at Speedway Meadows in Golden Gate Park.
“A simple plan is all we’ll do. You count on me – I count on you,” Isaak sings on “Mr. Lucky.”
“Mr. Lucky is a song cycle about the good luck we earn and the bad luck we just can’t seem to shake. Right from its killer opener, the wonderfully tortured “Cheaters Town”, to the concluding and uplifting “Big, Wide Wonderful World,” Isaak takes us all on a dark but beautiful ride – one you will likely recognize as your own.” __Chris Isaak website.
The song collection on Mr. Lucky has a deeply felt sense of the consequences of good love gone bad, and bad love gone good.
Tracks on Mr. Lucky related to good love gone bad include the opening “Cheaters Town,” “We Let Her Down”, and “You Don’t Cry Like I Do,” a song of love and loss delivered in a style similar to Roy Orbison – one of Isaak’s greatest heroes who helped Isaak in his career.
Upbeat songs on Mr. Lucky include, “Best I Ever Had”, “We’ve Got Tomorrow.”
Some of Isaak’s best known past compositions about bad luck in love are, “Wicked Game,” “Baby Did A Bad, Bad Thing” and “Somebody’s Crying,”
Beyond the Sun
Chris Isaak’s new CD, ‘Beyond The Sun’, pays tribute to the roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll. The CD will be available October 18th! This collection includes a standard CD plus a deluxe package with bonus tracks. The CD marks his debut with Vangard Records.
You can pre-order Isaak’s new album on his website.
CHRIS ISAAK TICKETS – HARRAH’S LAKE TAHOE
$75.90 Plus Tax & Fees
ABOUT CHRIS ISAAK
Chris Isaak is focused on luck – both good and bad – and love.
“Mr. Lucky, Chris Isaak’s stunning masterpiece, perfectly balances the ecstasy of great romance with the agony of pure heartbreak. Mr. Lucky offers passionate music that feels decidedly lived-in. Like some rocking Sinatra album for the 21st Century, Mr. Lucky is a song cycle about the good luck we earn and the bad luck we just can’t seem to shake. Right from its killer opener, the wonderfully tortured “Cheaters Town”, to the concluding and uplifting “Big, Wide Wonderful World,” Isaak takes us all on a dark but beautiful ride — one you will likely recognize as your own,” __quoted from Chris Isaak’s website.
“For better or for worse, the songs on this album do reflect where I am at in my life right now in one way or another,” Isaak confesses. “I couldn’t define where that is exactly, but suffice to say when I hear these songs, they all make sense to me. The truth is I do put a lot of myself into my music. If people out there listening feel that it’s me in these songs, that means I’m probably doing my job. At the same time, I believe that anyone who’s ever fallen in love — or out of love — should be able to hear themselves in this album too.”
Chris Isaak considers himself to be lucky.
“When I call this album Mr. Lucky — or sing a song titled `Big Wide Wonderful World’ — my tongue is nowhere near my cheek,” Isaak explains. “The truth is that anyone who gets to do what I do for a living should be saying `Thank you’ on a daily basis. For all the pains and the pleasures of life, this is a wonderful world and I understand that I really am one of the luckier guys on earth,” said Isaak.
Isaak recalls, “I asked my mother for the secret, and she said, `Don’t leave.’ Recently, I noticed my father’s wedding band and asked him why he got such a thin one. He said, `Well, it wasn’t thin when I put it on.’ That teaches you something about love and what really lasts in this world.”
“Honestly, I’ve been pretty lucky in love. I’ve met wonderful women, and I like to think I’m friends with all of them today. In the end, most of the heartache that I’ve experienced, I’ve brought on myself. When you live on a bus and travel from town to town making music, it’s not exactly a great way to set down roots,” added Isaak.
Albums by Isaak from Silvertone include debut (1985), Chris Isaak (1986), Heart Shaped World (1989), San Francisco Day (1993), Forever Blue (1995), the largely acoustic Baja Sessions (1996), Speak of the Devil (1998), Always Got Tonight (2002), the seasonal-themed Christmas, the Best of Chris Isaak compilation (2006) and 2009’s Mr. Lucky.
Isaac has in numerous films including Jonathan Demme’s Married To The Mob (1988), David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1988), Bernado Bertolucci’s Little Buddha, Jonathan Demme’s Academy Award-winning Silence Of The Lambs (1991), Tom Hanks’ rock & roll movie That Thing You Do! (1996) and John Waters’ A Dirty Shame (2004).
He appeared on a special Super Bowl episode of Friends and the Emmy-winning HBO miniseries From The Earth To The Moon. Isaak starred in his own Showtime musical comedy series The Chris Isaak Show from 2001-2004.
“I’ve had a blast, and been paid to try and act,” Isaak admits. “I say `try’ because anyone who has ever seen me act knows I’m no actor. Still, I’m thankful for the opportunities. In truth, the first thing I ever considered being was a filmmaker, but I couldn’t even imagine how you could ever get paid to do that, but I figured if you got a band together you just might be able to get someone to pay you to play a gig. It’s all worked because music is my real passion.”
“Someone once asked Buck Owens how he wanted people to remember him and Buck said, `That I was a hard worker.’
Isaak trys to live up to that idea with every album and every show – and he loves his job.
“Every night, we try to do a great show for people because we know they may have hired a babysitter and driven a hundred miles just to see us. We take that responsibility seriously, even if we don’t take ourselves too seriously. But as much fun as we have, we take pride in trying to live up to the respect people show us,” stated Isaak.
“I’ve been together with most of the guys in the band for 25 years now, and I still look forward to playing with them every night — and even sharing the bus with them on the way to the next gig. Then to make things even better, when we play, wonderful people turn up to see us — it’s like having a hometown wherever we go.”
“I have my dream job, and I’m still working,” Isaak adds. “And you just can’t get any luckier than that.”