As a way sweeten his victory at the 2016 Road to Nightfall competition, native singer-songwriter Nick Lutsko was awarded a guitar this week from a neighborhood luthier.
All by the finals in March, Lutsko was launched on account of the winner of a custom-built guitar from DiamondBack Stringworks for his “inventive guitar having enjoyable with,” in accordance with Richard Lloyd, a buyer resolve and legendary guitarist for the band Tv.
“Avenue Dusk is probably an important celebration of native music metropolis has present,” Lutsko stated. “The camaraderie amongst opponents is de facto inspiring.”
Lutsko was supplied with the guitar all by a quick ceremony at DiamondBack Stringworks. Luthier A.J. Hancock began establishing cigar topic guitars in summer season season 2008. Since, he has constructed one-of-a-kind mandolins, banjos, and electrical guitars and pickups.
Hancock established DiamondBack Stringworks in 2013. He has constructed guitars for locals PeeWee Further, Husky Burnette, J.B. Beverly, and, on the nationwide scale, Steve Earle.
“This guitar is solely icing on the cake,” Lutsko stated. “I actually not thought-about the potential for worthwhile it on account of there have been so many different good guitarists. It was an infinite honor, and A.J. did an unimaginable job with it. I am in the interim glued this hunk of equipment, and I look forward to sharing it with the world.”
Lutsko edged out Athens, Tennessee-based Mendingwall for the RTN victory. Along with the prospect carry out ahead of a hold viewers at Dusk, Lutsko was furthermore awarded plenty of prizes, together with $2,000 and studio recording time.
Capabilities for the 2017 Avenue Dusk opponents are now being accepted. qualify, a minimum of three band members ought hold inside a 45-mile radius of Chattanooga. Bands furthermore wants be succesful carry out a “strong 90-minute set that comes with principally real provides.”
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This yr’s opponents will start March 10 at Granfalloon. The finals will happen March 25 at a to-be-determined location.