Fifteen and change.

Executive summary: September 2019 marks our fifteenth year at 1301 Lafayette Street in downtown Fort Wayne. We’ve spent the last 3,840 days (along with a healthy dollop of nights and weekends!) with great coworkers, great clients, great collaborators, great neighbors, and great music—in the heart of this great city. Feeling all the gratitude, and we’re fueled by an explosive amount of energy for this community’s future, and our role in it. Onward. Click here for a PDF of the timeline above. Unabridged version: Before moving to 1301 Lafayette, I was [...] Read More

Always moving.

Literature is filled with stories wrapped around the symbolic power of rivers.  Rivers swell with the dream of a new beginning. They rush with the power of an unstoppable current. And they inspire with the life-affirming energy of progress. In Fort Wayne, it was our three rivers that brought us here.  We arrive at them today with high expectations. An appetite for adventure, or a yearning for solitude. A need to connect with heritage and community, or a restless desire to never see the same view twice.  The chance to [...] Read More

Brand Soul: A Manifesto

Introducing ‘SOUL: A Manifesto’—the new video from One Lucky Guitar. Wanna talk Brand Soul? We do, too. So let’s do it! Reach us at info@oneluckyguitar.com, or hit up Matt Kelley direct at matt@oneluckyguitar.com. Read More

“Is The Guitar Really Lucky?”

Here’s how it went down. Back in 1999, I bought an old 1964 Gibson B-25 acoustic guitar from a tall Tennessean named Bucky Baxter. I fell for Bucky and his playing when I would go see all of these Bob Dylan shows over the second half of the 1990s. Like, dozens of shows. Bucky played the mandolin, the pedal steel, the lap steel and guitar for Bob, and gave his live sound this very particular, slightly country sound. Rock ’n’ roll, with a hint of twang, a deep groove, snap [...] Read More