Detroit’s Mystical Musician, Ted Lucas, Is Celebrated With the Release of His 1975 Album, 25 Years After His Death

Ted Lucas’ talent was undeniable, but he never enjoyed the commercial success he desired or deserved, partly because he got in his own way

Ann Delisi talks with Mike Dutkewych, who has worked tirelessly for year to tell Ted Lucas’ story and make his beautiful work available to his longtime fans and a brand new audience. Mike talks about Ted Lucas’ struggles, his brilliance, his work with Motown artists and his obsession with the scarab image created by Stanley Mouse for Jimi Hendrix’s album cover. 


  • Ann Delisi
    Ann Delisi hosts Essential Music, the Essential Conversations podcast series and the Essential Cooking broadcast and podcast. Born and raised in the Motor City, Ann is a broadcaster, interviewer, producer, music host, storyteller and proud Detroiter.