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, are back for the second annual Thirsty Ears Classical Music Street Festival and developing series of music story times with vintage children’s books at The Newberry Library to be presented on second Saturday mornings September – November, 2017.

The Lucky Trikes

Storytime jam

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Deirdre Harrison: storyteller, songwriter, ukulele, 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

Nathalie Colas: voice, storyteller

Kayla Comerford: violin

Alex Ellsworth: cello, ukulele, looping pedals, voice, songs

Rami Gabriel: oud

Zach Good: clarinet, bass clarinet, recorder

Anton Hatwich: double bass

Eric Heidbreder: bassoon, voice, songs

Jen Hill: cello

Reid Karris: prepared guitar

Lia Kohl: cello

Mabel Kwan: piano

Ben LaMar: trumpet, voice

Eric Leonardson: springboard

Peter Maunu: guitar, mandolin

Heather Mc Shane and Ryan Dunn: wild and crazy readers

Nick Meryhew: trombone, storyteller

Zach Moore: double bass

Eli Namay: double bass

Curt Oren: saxophone

Avreeayl Ra: percussion and wooden flute

William Jason Raynovich: cello

Laurie Roberts: wild and crazy reader

James Sanders: violin

Caitlin Savage: wild and crazy librarian

Joshua Siegal: piano

Angela Young Smucker: voice

Jessica Speer: wild and crazy librarian

Peter Speer: guitar

Kimberley Sutton: cello

Albert Wildeman: double bass

Jamison Williams: saxophone

Katherine Young: bassoon

Ryan Zerna: flute, voice


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!)