About The Lucky Trikes

The Lucky Trikes is a storytelling chamber band that performs for groups of all ages anywhere there is a gathering space and a few pairs of open ears.  We grew out of a chamber band, The Lucky Bikes, in 2014 while performing Stories Wrapped in String at the William Harris Lee & Co. luthier shops in Chicago’s Fine Arts Building and Wilmette.  Each story time is curated around a theme and includes well-known and award-winning books, new publications, improvised and classical music, original stories  and songs.  Musicians from Chicago’s thriving new music and free jazz scenes join storyteller-musicians Deirdre and Kyle for each performance. The Lucky Trikes are performing every Tuesday evening in a Chicago Park District park as part of the 2017 Night Out in the Parks initiative and developing series of music story times at The Newberry Library on second Saturday mornings in fall, 2017.

The Lucky Trikes

Storytime jam

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Deirdre Harrison: storyteller,songwriter, uke, objects, voice

Kyle Price: storyteller,songwriter, foley, percussion, toy piano, trumpet, voice

Our Fabulous Third Wheels

Nora Barton: cello

Dorothea Boyle: German Blonde double bass

Sam Bradshaw: double bass

Hannah Brock: viola and looping pedals

Kayla Comerford: violin

Alex Ellsworth: cello, looping pedals, voice, songwriter

Zach Good: clarinet

Anton Hatwich: double bass

Eric Heidbreder: bassoon

Jen Hill: cello

Reid Karris: prepared guitar

Lia Kohl: cello

Ben LaMar: trumpet, voice

Eric Leonardson: springboard

Peter Maunu: guitar, mandolin

Heather Mc Shane and Ryan Dunn: wild and crazy readers

Nick Meryhew: trombone

Zach Moore: double bass

William Jason Raynovich: cello

Laurie Roberts: wild and crazy reader

James Sanders: violin

Caitlin Savage: wild and crazy librarian

Joshua Siegal: piano

Jessica Speer: wild and crazy librarian

Peter Speer: guitar

Kimberley Sutton: cello

Albert Wildeman: double bass

Jamison Williams: saxophone

Katie Young: bassoon

Ryan Zerna: flute


Logo designed by Parvati Zhang Zige (check out her animated film King of the House featuring music with The Lucky Bikes, our BIG kids band!)