After recently celebrating its 15th anniversary as a band, Lucero's spring 2013 tour brought them to Denver for three nights in a row at the Bluebird Theater. According to frontman Ben Nichols, this marked the first time the band has played the same venue three nights in a row. And the Mile High City returned the love by packing the house for each show. 

Hitting the road with the band in support of the new EP "Texas & Tennessee", Nichols visited OpenAir with Rick Steff (piano/accordion) for a special acoustic set in the CPR Performance Studio. They played four Lucero songs and chatted with Corey Jones about the new album, their relationship with Denver, and one of their celebrity fans: Rachel Maddow.