• Are you ready for Magic Music? August Issue Cover Story Martha’s Vineyard Magazine

    After forty-something years the greatest Vineyard band you never heard of is releasing a debut album.

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    Pickin’ and Singin’: Chris “Spoons” Daniels, Will “Wilbur” Luckey, George “Tode” Cahill, and friends.

    This was going to be a breakout night for Magic Music. It was the early 1970s and the band, which had Vineyard roots, was living in some old school buses up in the Colorado mountains. They had a passionate local following, but tonight they were opening for Cat Stevens, one of the biggest acts of the moment. It was to be the first stop on a national tour, so the band, wives, girlfriends, friends, and five dogs all packed into the buses and the hippie caravan left Eldorado

  • Colorado Music Hall of Fame Inducts Chris Daniels

    College of Arts & Media assistant professor talks about the honor

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    By Marcia Neville | University Communications
    DENVER (Nov. 26, 2013) – Just one faculty member on the University of Colorado Denver campus is a Colorado Music Hall of Famer.

    Chris Daniels, an assistant professor in the CU Denver College of Arts & Media and the area head for the music business program, is honored to be included in the fourth class of inductees. He and Judy

    Collins recently were inducted and joined the group that already includes John Denver and legendary music promoter Barry Fey.

    Daniels’ fame includes his continuing performing career with Chris Daniels and the Kings.

    He began teaching music business at CU Denver in 2007 and is the first educator included in the Colorado

  • The magic is in the music at Will Luckey’s


    Musician and teacher Will Luckey playing one of his guitars.
    By Tony Omer Published May 15, 2012

    Falling off a 28-foot ladder ended Islander Will Luckey’s promising career as a hand nailing house shingler. He now teaches music full time, with no regrets.

    Will Luckey is a musician’s musician who teaches music to seven-year-old beginners and to accomplished musical 70-somethings and most anyone in between. He holds court on guitar, bass, piano, voice, and composition in his state-of-the-art music studio in West Tisbury.

    Some of his students have gone on to promising musical careers and some come from successful musical careers, but most are people who just want to learn to play or learn to play better. Among his students are Kate Taylor, Jesse Wiener, Willie Mason, Max Currier, Barbara Dacey, Adam