Press

“Gritty, relevant, street-smart performer. Lucas digs deep. His spirited songs pack a wallop, backed by his baritone guitar, banjo and soulful harmonica playing.”  - Elizabeth Rose, Musician/songwriter/Educator/Author, Sullivan County Songwriters Circle Blog

"Rotman is a masterful storyteller with toe-tapping rhythms that delight listeners. Reminiscent of Bob Dylan bootlegs and early Tom Waits, his moody grooves and soulful sound resonates through his gritty, warm and unforgettable voice." - River Reporter

"[Lucas] is a vivid storyteller, a beautiful guitarist with a voice that grabs you and stays with you in your sleep. He writes and plays about the big stuff. He is deeply sincere. You leave his show enlightened and entranced, and with a sadness that you have on the last page of your favorite novel.” - Ruth Gerson Recording Artist Award Winning Songwriter/Vocal Coach

...because “immigration” is a hot topic in the news I’ve decided to send the attached: “Longing No Border Can Tame”, by Lucas Rotman who performed at the Music for Humanity Free Performance Night in February. Lucas was inspired to write this song by the award winning book “Enrique’s Journey” by Sonia Nazario http://www.enriquesjourney.com. Lucas said “It should be required reading for every American.” Whatever your political persuasion this is songwriting at its best. And whatever your political position, we (99.99% of the people on this list) are all immigrants or children of immigrants who longed for freedom. Thanks Lucas for sharing it. – Barry Adleman, Music For Humanity Roundup (May 09, 2009)

“Real honest music is what Lucas Rotman offers to music fans who enjoy great indie music. Rotman sings with a certain level of passion and heart that makes his music a sure win. In this spotlight with Rotman, the singer/songwriter expounds on his music and his musical journey that his led him to where he is at now. Isaac: Why should music fans listen to your music? Describe what they are going to get when they listen to Lucas Rotman? Lucas: Seems that people are actually pretty hungry to hear music that comes out of people’s lived experience, since our airwaves are glutted with sounds we have little control over. My songs are personal and introspective, but speak to wider and more universal issues and themes (justice, peace, mortality, love and loss) that we all go through as human beings. People who enjoy lyrical poetry and melodies that take you places will love what I do. My voice is not the kind you’ll hear anywhere else nowadays.” – Isaac Davis, MBA, Junior Cave’s Online Magazine (Nov 04, 2010)