Video Premiere: Nick Lutsko


Dude got hisself all shaken up somewhere along the line, in between scarfing 20 bucks worth of hot dogs!

By Blurt Staff

Chattanooga-based songwriter Nick Lutsko comes off of his decidedly folk debut album with a new record that is decidedly not. He’s embarked upon a notable shift in sonic style on his upcoming Etc. (due March 17) that thoroughly belies his initial singer/songwriter reputation. In fact, he’s managed to capture a sound that qualifies him as one of the few musicians on Facebook listing their genre as “Folk/Funk/Blues.”

So we shall offer the latest single from the upcoming Etc. album, “All Shook Up,” which is a sendup of the proverbial sex/drugs/rock ‘n’ roll scene that accompanies live music. Check it out:

“There’s a quote from Gustave Flaubert that I saw in Zappa’s autobiography,” Lutsko explains. “It reads, ‘Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.’

“I come across a lot of folks that use the music as a means to get the sex and drugs. A lot of guys who are trying to complete their rock n’ roll checklist and lose sight of the music. Some people lose themselves entirely.”

Of course, Lutsko points out that his video for the song isn’t quite so serious.

“We tried to think of something simple that we could shoot in one take,” he explains. “My mind went straight to hotdogs. We bought as many hotdogs as $20 could buy, which happened to be about 200 hot dogs.” Lutsko’s father, girlfriend, and friends joined in on throwing the hot dogs at him as he attempted to perform the song.

“It was a genuinely irritating five minutes,” Lutsko says.


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Photo credit: Harris Oates


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