Friday, November 28, 2014

Celebrating The Life Of A Wonderful Man!

My Uncle Mike
Michael Dennis Lucas
November 26, 1970 - December 12, 2013

Happy Birthday to the best son, brother, Uncle, friend , person.. anyone could know.... I am torn straight down the middle... How I miss you so much....but am so happy you are celebrating your birthday with God, C, Evan, and the angles in heaven... Not a day goes by that I don't miss you.. I love you so much Uncle Michael.... I hope you know how much we all love and miss you... Happy Birthday best friend. MaryJustice November 26, 2014

Happy Birthday, Uncle Mike

Past Celebrations with Uncle Mike
I wrote "Michael's Song" to honor my Uncle Michael. I performed it for the first time at the 18th Annual St. Jude Children's Hospital Benefit on September 13th. 

We got through your birthday this year, the first time to celebrate without you. We went to The Original Public House which used to be Finnegan's, one of your favorite hangouts with your friends. It was a bittersweet meal but Mom, Grandmother and I reminisced and talked about all the times we were with you when you made us laugh until our stomachs hurt! That's one of the many things we miss hearing!
Thanksgiving 2014
The day after your birthday was Thanksgiving. First one without you. Grandmother, Mom and I got in the kitchen and cooked together. Cooking together was fun and we talked about you the whole time! We had the traditional foods but not cooked like our usual Thanksgiving meals ... same but different! We know you are no longer here, but you ARE here with us. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Foyer - Huntsville

Friday - November 21, 2014

Hey, guys! I'm excited to be invited back to do another show at The Foyer this Friday evening. 

This is a fun place to hang out with your friends ... play board games, chill out in a cozy corner, chat with friends and listen to MUSIC! Terrific menu! **Cheesecake**

600 Jordan Ln NW #2, Huntsville, AL 35816

(256) 763-0591

See you there!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Come Join Me! October 25th and 26th

Saturday, October 25, 2014
 8:00 - 11:00 pm
Swampers Bar and Grill 
 The Marriott Shoals Hotel and Spa 
10 Hightower Pl, Florence, AL 35630

I'm excited to introduce my multi-talented friend, Jason Leggett, to everyone. 

Jason's musical training began as a trumpet player in high school, and was later honed with a few semesters as a music major at UAH (the University of Alabama in Huntsville). 

After graduating from Auburn with an engineering degree, Jason furthered his guitar and vocal skills in a local rock cover band. Now, his primary musical outlet is in the Praise Band and as Worship Leader for youth services at Locust Grove Baptist Church. I enjoy singing with Jason and the Praise Band. Jason is joining me Saturday night at Swampers. This will be a terrific show and you are all  invited. Swampers is such an awesome venue with terrific service. I love singing there and being with my friends from The Shoals!
Sunday, October 26, 2014
7:00 - 10:00 PM
The Shoals Songwriters Showcase
The Singing River Bar & Grill
4900 Hatch Blvd, Sheffield, AL 35660

I'm really excited about this show and feel honored to be invited by Max Russell to join him at his prestigious Shoals Songwriters Showcase. 

So, if you are in the area this week-end come join us. This is also the week-end for the Alabama Renaissance Faire at Wilson Park in Florence, Alabama. Lot's happenin'!!

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Update! St.Jude Singers/Songwriters

18th Annual Singers/Songwriters for 
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

(September 13th at the Stem and Stein, Madison, Alabama)
Event Originator and Host, Del McGee

September 14, 2014 Update, Del McGee

"SO, the numbers are in, with the audience votes being almost identical. The team that raised the most money was Huntsville Team One, raising $2255. Congrats to Huntsville Team One. Alvia Sandberg, Amit Chadha, Earl Watts, Ron Brown ($664), and the leader of everyone in raising money MaryJustice Lucas with $1130!!!!!!!!! Congratulations to the inaugural winners of the Singer/Songwriters for St Jude award. Blaine Cantrell's donation of the Bud Light Guitar brought in $400. Just the fact we had folks come all the way from Birmingham is a great donation in itself. Meeting those folks was wonderful. Those of you that didn't hang around to see the Birmingham Group missed some AMAZING talent.

But as we all know, there are no losers in this bunch. You all are my hero's. And I'M PROUD to call you my friends."

September 23, 2014 Update, Del McGee

"Just took in another donation of $4250 bringing the total to
$9297.00!!!! YES!"

I would like to personally thank everyone who contributed and came out to support the St. Jude benefit. This year, Del divided us songwriters into groups and asked us, as individuals and groups, to think of ways we could raise money for St. Jude.  After much thought and prayer, I posted a challenge on Facebook and set my goal to raise $500 or more. I said I would buzz cut my hair in honor and memory of my grandfather, Carl D. Lucas, who  passed away last September because of cancer, and in honor and memory of those, past and present, whose lives had been affected by cancer.  From the bottom of my heart, I thank all of you who made contributions in my name ... totaling  $1,130.00! Every dollar raised toward a cure for cancer puts us that much closer to a cure! Thank you! Thank you!

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Singers and Songwriters for St. Jude

Join me and a terrific bunch of Singers and Songwriters performing for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital coming up this Saturday. We'll be at The Stem and Stein in Madison, Alabama. My set is at 5:00Pm with my dear friends, Ron Brown, Amit Chadha, Earl Watts, Robin Stewart and Alvia Sandberg. We will bring you a variety of music in many styles. 

Then later.... but read the poster, it's all there. Please note that all donations to St. Jude go to St. Jude. We sing for free and all expenses of the sound, etc. are covered. We appreciate the Stem and Stein for hosting this show again this year. It's the third year I have performed there for this event and it is awesome. Their food is terrific!
I have pledged that if I raise $500.00 or more on my own for this event I will buzz cut my hair in honor of those who have had cancer, those who are no longer with us, such as my grandfather who passed a year ago last week, those who have recovered and those still fighting the battle. St. Jude is for childhood cancer and is having some wonderful results. So, if you can't make it to the show, please make a donation. I would like for you to put my name on the memo line: MaryJustice for my challenge! Thanks.

In person at the event or
Check or money orders:

Made out to St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Mail to PO Box 6756 Huntsville, Al 35813

Note: Most all performers are on ReverbNation and Facebook. Check out our music and of course fan us or LIKE our pages. We love our fans!

Friday, September 05, 2014

Ty Songwriter Show @ Ugly Mugs

Join me at Ugly Mugs Coffee & Tea
Saturday, September 6th
1886 Eastland Avenue
Nashville, TN 37206

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Shoal LaborFest - My Spot!!

Bring the whole family out for a day of music, fun competitions and food on Labor Day! I'm very excited to be part of this event and hope to see you there. 

Please see the two posts prior to this one for the full line up of artists. There will be three music stages. We are all on Facebook and most have websites and are on ReverbNation. Take a look!