Walker Lukens


Walker Lukens
Ain't Got A Reason
Modern Outsider
ADDS 4/11/17

"The singer-songwriter’s voice strikes the perfect balance between soul and sass, riding high above a funky bassline that definitely owes a bit to Spoon’s influence." -- Consequence Of Sound

"If you don’t find yourself smashing the replay button immediately, then your resolve is stronger than mine." - UPROXX

"Walker’s voice is...exactly what one thinks of when you want a proper old school charm blended with modern touches and a whole lot of mature rebelliousness...." - Wolf In A Suit

"So, I get this CD in by Walker Lukens, I've never heard of him...I listened to it, and it was so good. I listened to it, and I thought, I've got to listen to this again. Maybe I'm just in a really good mood. And nope, it holds up. Even on my worst days, this is a fantastic record." -- NPR All Songs Considered (Robin Hilton)

Walker Lukens has been called ‘one of the best songwriters in Texas’ (Free Press Houston.) The Austin-based, Houston-bred singer, multi-instrumentalist has been called ‘wonderfully inventive’ (NPR World Cafe,) a ‘non-sexually intimidating version of Prince’ (Austin Chronicle,) and a ‘veteran balladeer with sudden indie rock ambitions’ (Indy Week.) Walker thinks its important that you realize his name is not Walter.

In 2013, he released his first full length record, Devoted. It received praise from outlets like NPR’s All Songs Considered, American Songwriter, Austin American Statesman, Austin Chronicle, and Billboard and took Lukens and his backing band, The Side Arms, all over the US.

After meeting Spoon drummer Jim Eno in a bar, Walker & The Side Arms started recording new music at with him at his studio, Public Hi-Fi. Their first collaboration, ‘Every Night,’ has been streamed over a million times now. Their second collaboration, ‘Lifted’ from Never Understood EP (Modern Outsider) spent 8 weeks on the specialty commercial radio charts and garnered Walker spots at festivals across the country.

RIYL: Spoon, Elvis Costello, Nick Waterhouse, Joe Jackson, Son Little
TRY: #2, 4

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