Lucas Haneman and Megan Laurence
Sponsored by John and Linda Wilson
Visually impaired since birth, Lucas Haneman started playing guitar at the age of six. An expressive and soulful musician with a sound that reaches beyond genres, Haneman’s songs are built on bold melodies and finely crafted lyrics. Along with Megan Laurence’s sultry voice, the duo delivers a variety of original blues material with seamlessly blended vocals and soaring harmonies. Their latest release, ‘Catch The Westbound’, shows a renewed commitment to traditional blues, but with a fresh twist that is unmistakably theirs.
At the end of January 2020, Lucas and Megan represented the Ottawa Blues Society at the International Blues Competition in Memphis in the duo category. They were one of only two Canadian duo acts to make the semi-finals out of roughly twenty. They are also half of the up-and-coming Ottawa Blues band the ‘Lucas Haneman Express’. Their third studio album, ‘Catch The Westbound’ was released last year and made it to the top five on Canada’s Roots Music Report.
Lucas’s and Megan’s May 9th ‘Zolas Live Jazz Saturday Nights ONLINE!’ performance will be an eclectic mixture of jazz and blues.