Lucy Dacus was born, raised, and currently lives in Richmond, Virginia. Her first record, No Burden, was the result of a school assignment with her guitarist and longtime friend Jacob Blizard. After an original release by Virginia label Egghunt Records, the album was reissued on Matador Records following an onslaught of unexpected attention and critical acclaim. Her highly anticipated second album, Historian, came out in March 2018 and focuses on themes such as loss, death, hope, resilience, and gratefulness. Dacus is on the road with a four-piece band to support Historian in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Europe throughout the upcoming year.