Lucius brought a very special show to Boston on Friday night on this stop of the Wildewoman 10th anniversary tour. From fan letters to “Lucius Day,” fans were in for quite a unique and memorable show. The band opened up with the title track of the album, “Wildewoman”, before continuing in the order of the album with “Turn It Around” and “Go Home.” Over the course of the night, the group would perform Wildewoman in its entirety with a couple other hits and covers thrown in. I hadn’t seen them live before, but I was blown away by their talent, beautiful harmonies, and simple but elegant instrumentals present throughout the entire show.

Ten songs into the set, lead singers Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig performed a lovely rendition of “Wild Heart” by Stevie Nicks. Three songs later, after “Monster,” the special events planned for the night began to take place. First, a mailbox was brought on stage filled with fan letters sent to them. From bonding on hiking trips to Lucius’ music to owing them $5 for a free EP, fans had both heartwarming and funny stories to share with the group.

Having met at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Wolfe and Laessig formed Lucius after both moving to Brooklyn to pursue music. Boston is clearly a special place to them, however, and it was made more special Friday night when Boston City Councilor Sharon Durkan officially declared February 2, 2024 as “Lucius” Day in the City of Boston. The Councilor herself was at the show and came on stage to make the announcement in front of the crowd.

Lucius followed these special moments with two more covers – “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore” by Paul Anka and “Wonderful” by My Morning Jacket. Two songs later, the group left the stage before returning into the middle of the crowd for an intimate performance of “Two of Us on the Run.” They closed with a cover of The Beatles’ “Goodbye” before thanking the crowd and heading off stage.

Lucius may be done with the Wildewoman anniversary tour, but they are slated to go on tour with folk-rock band Dawes starting in early March. And, as I’m writing this, I’m watching them perform with the legendary Joni Mitchell at the Grammy Awards! You can find those tour dates on their website here:


Turn It Around
Go Home
Hey, Doreen
Nothing Ordinary
Dusty Trails
Until We Get There
Wild Heart (Stevie Nicks cover)
Don’t Just Sit There
Stranger Danger
It Doesn’t Matter Anymore (Paul Anka cover)
Wonderful (My Morning Jacket cover)
How Loud Your Heart Gets

Two of Us on the Run
Goodbye (The Beatles cover)


Julia Finocchiaro

Julia Finocchiaro

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