May 19 @ 7:15 pm - 10:30 pm| $15.00 – $25.00
Chris Canas “Detroit’s Prince Of The Blues” was born on July 18th, 1984 to Angela and Lenard Cottingham. He has grown with music in his life whether it be his Mom singing to him or taking him to see Ray Charles at Hart Plaza or his Dad singing and dancing him to sleep as a kid. Music is part of his very soul and is the main reason he has grown into such a musical person today. His first true instrument was discovered when he chose a Coronet over all other instruments because he was too shy to speak up and claim the Saxophone in 5th grade. But he loved it nonetheless and treated it as if the sounds he could make were doubling as a musical release as well as a therapeutic one. Chris quickly rose through the rankings of 5th grade band only to find his music instructor David Drake promoted him to Jazz band. It was this move to Jazz that truly piqued Chris’ interest in another realm of music. While in Jazz band Chris played all over eventually landing with the Ann Arbor School for the Performing Arts group. He primarily joined the jam portion of the group and performed at Bird of Paradise, the Firefly Club, Top of The Park, and even The Ann Arbor Art Fair on numerous occasions. He was being primed to follow in the footsteps of Miles, Monk, Baker, Parker, and Marsalis. But something happened to this young man at the tender age of 10 that was just starting to boil over. The Blues had taken him and it wasn’t going to ever let him go. Chris’ Uncle Jamerson rolled up in a Cherry Red T-Top Camaro while BB King’s “Thrill Is Gone” filled the air with all his speaker systems might, and an innocent shy boy immediately began his transition into a Blues Man.
He has graced the stage with many great performers such as: Joe Bonammassa, Johnny Bassett, Oscar Brown Jr, Ralphe Armstrong, Mike Wheeler, Toronzo Cannon, Thornetta Davis, Sweet Claudette, Kenny Neal, Laith Al-Saadi, Brett Lucas, Corky Siegal, Benny Turner, Chuck Bartels, Don Was, Willie The Pooch, Howard Glazer, Johnny Lawrence, Victor Wainwright, Alex Bugnon, Layla Hathaway, Eliza Neals, Bobby Murray, Candy Cane, The Delgado Brothers, Sharrie Williams, Larry McCray, Harmonicah Shah, and even the great Billy Davis performed and wrote an original song for his wedding day. Chris has written and arranged well over 150 Original songs and has reimagined a plethora of oldies but goodies. Right now, the Chris Canas Band consists of a powerful trio with Chris Canas on Guitar and Vocals, Derek Washington on Bass and vocals, and Marc Anthony Guillory on Drums.
Tickets are non-refundable. No DSLR, point-and-shoot, or other digital/film cameras permitted (mobile phones are ok) unless credentialed in advance.
Lucille’s is a cozy venue with clean sight lines & good sound featuring jazz, blues & Latin acts, plus eats. Founded in 2021, Lucille’s is a publicly accessible jazz lounge which is located inside TolHouse, a private, Members-only social club designed for the city-dwelling creative and entrepreneurial class.