In the mid-90’s, Ted Lukas served as the premier songwriter and guitar player for Big Deal Recording Artists, Barely Pink. He is featured on the group’s Big Deal debut, Number One Fan (‘97), and their follow-up, Elli’s Suitcase (‘99). Both releases were also licensed to the major label, JVC/Victor in Japan. In 1998, Lukas formed Tampa Bay’s breakthrough Americana band Hangtown, releasing two full length CDs: Here For Now (1999) on the FL-based Blue Heart label, and Eleven Reasons (2001) on MS-based Black Dog Records, a label founded by members of the classic alt. country band, Blue Mountain. In 2006, Hangtown released a reunion EP Gone Today, Here Tomorrow. Sessions for this EP were mixed by known producer, Eric ‘Roscoe’ Ambel at CTS studios in Brooklyn.