Ciano “Lucky” Maes is an award-winning songwriter, producer and country recording artist. His music is inspired by the everyday challenges and blessings – weaving together a fabric of songs that reflect the human experience.
Growing up in a small town, Lucky composed on the piano, drums, guitar (and anything that would make sound!) – immersing himself in classic honky-tonk, Motown-era soul, California pop and folk music as well as contemporaries of the time including George Strait, Joni Mitchell, The Blue Nile and Kenny Loggins. After high school, Lucky attended the Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles, California to further immerse in his passion for music and hone his songwriting craft. While working for Capitol Records|EMI – Lucky fostered a return to his song-based roots. As a producer and studio engineer, Lucky has recorded and produced many up-and-coming artists as well as established artists.
Whether it be for television, film or radio, Lucky’s music is like a wide open road that stretches and winds out beyond your expectations. It’s never fully clear what is on the horizon and that’s what makes Lucky’s music such a wonderful and continuous discovery – filled with anticipation and surprises that transcend genre.