Eugene Smith comes by his talent honestly. His father, Al Lucas, played stand up bass for greats like Duke Ellington and James Brown. His mother, Valeire Abbot (Hunt) was a jazz pianist and vocalist who gained notoriety in the Toronto area. Eugene\'s career began at the early age of 14. Over the past 4 decades he has shared the stage with Bo Didley, John Lee Hooker, Gordon Lightfoot, David Clayton Thomas, King Curtis, Willie Dickson, Lenny Breau and K.D. Lang. He was the lead singer in Lucifer, signed to the legenday Invictus label and later became a fixture on the Toronto Music scene with \'The Warm Up Band. Eugene toured the North America with Ronnie Hawkins, and has recorded several sessions for for CBC Radio and television. He has performed at countless Folk and Blues Festivals and toured Canada and played the Calgary Winter Olympics with Labatts Double Blues Band. In 2001 he was brought to Windsor as the Canadian Motown Star in celebration of Detroit\'s 300th birthday. Eugene lives currently lives on Vancouver Island.
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