I belong to a Facebook group for alumni from my high school, and every now and then I get updates about my classmates and alumni from other years. A few years ago, I learned through this group that one alum (a few years older than me) had become somewhat famous.
Sara Schaeffer is a comedian who had a show on MTV called Nikki & Sara Live. She’s been a guest on other shows like @midnight, and she even has a Wikipedia page!
Anyway, I thought this was pretty cool, especially since my high school has only been around for 20 years. So when I got an alumni update a few days ago about a singer/songwriter, Lucy Dacus, who graduated from my high school a few years ago, my curiosity was piqued. Could this be another famous person?
I bought Lucy’s album, No Burden, from iTunes. I’ll be honest: I had low expectations. I shouldn’t have, but I did.
Those expectations were blown out of the water. Lucy’s music is incredible. The lyrics and composition are superb, and her voice is so, so good. She reminds me a lot of the lead singer of Heartless Bastards.
Lucy isn’t as famous as Sara Schaeffer yet, but I really think she’s going to be a big deal. A huge deal.
If you like folksy alternative, check out these Lucy Dacus songs:
Who’s the most famous alum from your high school?