The Lucky Trikes is a storytelling chamber band that has been delighting intergenerational Chicagoland audiences since 2014. Each storytime is curated around a theme. Dynamic, interactive readings of well-known and award-winning books are accompanied by improvised and composed music. The Lucky Trikes is composer/percussionist KG Price and storyteller/vocalist/uke player Deirdre Harrison. Rotating “third wheel” collaborators from Chicago’s new music, free jazz and indie opera scenes join for each event. A full band may also be hired for larger events. The Trikes also plays original songs by co-artistic director KG Price. Their debut album We are The Lucky Trikes can be ordered from us or purchased at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Buddy store.

What folks say about The Lucky Trikes:

We hire the Lucky Trikes for basically every event we do! They have played in store for 10 kids and at our stage during Apple Fest for hundreds. They tailor their performance to whatever you need and keep kids and adults entertained at the same time. Kyle is such a talented musician and Dierdre may be the best storyteller I’ve ever heard. They can bring any book to life!

~Scott Friedland, owner of Timeless Toy, LTD, Lincoln Square

I really enjoyed how you introduced each artist and their instrument so the kids felt comfortable and the interactive components of each story – where you stopped for questions, pointed out colors, shapes, plot twists, etc., and then how the instruments responded to highlight these moments. The entire performance was light and curious.

~Rebecca Ryan, Director of Operations, Associate Professor of Music,
North Park University School of Music, Art, and Theatre

The Lucky Trikes is animated and interacts extremely well with kids.I have twins that are 3 that have really enjoyed the program and the 20 other kids that typically come with their parents have thoroughly enjoyed the program – you can tell from their reactions and the looks on their faces!

~Doug Bartels, Garibaldi Park Advisory Council President

The Lucky Trikes Online:




  • We Are the Lucky Trikes released December 2018, underwritten by the Illinois Arts Council Agency, Timeless Toys + Jimmy Beans Coffee
  • Listen! Listen! Listen! recored in 2021 for release in 2022, underwritten by the Illinois Arts Council Agency


Festivals, Schools, Libraries and other clients include:

  • Quarantine Concert Series with Experimental Sound Studios, 2020
  • Apple Fest, Arts in the Dark, Make Music Chicago, Square Roots, Thirsty Ears and other annual festivals
  • Art Institute of Chicago: Block Party 2018, Chinese Lunar New Year 2019
  • Baker Demonstration School, Lycée Français, Wilmette Central, etc.
  • CAPE: Telpochcalli Community Education Project, Pilsen
  • Various Chicago Public Libraries, Glencoe, La Grange, Lincolnwood, Wilmette, and other local Illinois libraries
  • Night Out in the Parks/Night at Home for the Chicago Park District, 2016-2023
  • Newberry Library: Moby Dick, World’s Fair, Vintage Children Collection events 2016-19
  • Cit Lit Books, Jimmy Beans Coffee, Timeless Toys, WHLee & Co. luthiers residencies 2014-2020
  • Family celebrations