Analysis Of Bill Lucas 's ' I Was Not Catch A Break ' Essay

751 Words Mar 31st, 2015 4 Pages
As I read Bill Lucas’s autobiography, I was amazed by the fact that Lucas could just not catch a break. Not only did Lucas’s eyesight have a significant impact on his life, but between frequently moving around, losing his mother, and being unable to find work and keep his music group together, Lucas’s life was far from easy. However, it is the obstacles that Lucas faced that makes him the perfect person to be a blues singer. It seems like singing the blues was a great way for Lucas to get his feelings and emotions heard. Lucas was clearly a great representation of what blues music was intended for. He was able to effectively express what he was feeling and share it with other people who may have undergone similar circumstances. In particular, what makes me admire Bill Lucas the most is his commitment to music despite his impaired eyesight. Many people believe that in order to be a musician you need to have certain capabilities, when in reality it is just not true. While having adequate eyesight and hearing may appear essential to being a good musician, people forget to realize that music can be made from anyone or anything. In fact, I feel like I will think more highly of Lucas’s music in the future since he never learned to read music. Because Lucas never learned to read music, it makes his songs so much more special, magical, and from the heart, which was the true intention of blues music from the beginning. Another aspect I enjoyed reading in Bill Lucas’s…

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