For this Ear Taxi Festival Spotlight Concert, The Lucky Trikes is thrilled to perform with some good buddies at a ribbon cutting and celebration of a new Little Free Library near Cook County Jail. The band improvises as part of a lively story time with picture books, and plays some tunes from the group’s second album, Listen! Listen! Listen!, released in 2021. Donations of new or like new children’s books are encouraged.
The Lucky Trikes, a storytelling chamber band, has been delighting intergenerational Chicagoland audiences since 2014. Dynamic, interactive readings of beloved, new, and award-winning books are accompanied by improvised and composed music. The Lucky Trikes is composer/percussionist Kyle Gregory (KG) Price and storyteller/vocalist/uke player Deirdre Harrison. Rotating “third wheel” collaborators from Chicago’s new music, free jazz and indie opera scenes join for each event. A full band plays for museum and festival events. The Lucky Trikes have released two vinyl albums with support from the IACA and Timeless Toys: We Are the Lucky Trikes and Listen! Listen! Listen!