Walker Lukens performed in Cincinnati, Ohio at MOTR in Cincinnati’s Over The Rhine district on April 22nd. Walker Lukens is a blend of Indie Rock and Blues which are perfect for this venue which is a smaller establishment. Walker instantly had the crowd at MOTR captivated by his unique blend of music. By the third song people in the crowd had moved from their tables up to the stage to witness this master at his craft. Walker Lukens was also really interactive with the crowd often telling jokes or chatting with the crowd between songs. This would be a show to see if you are looking for a great night of music and entertainment! Don’t miss his show if it’s coming to your town!
Walker Lukens has been called ‘one of the best songwriters in Texas’. The Austin-based, Houston-bred singer, multi-instrumentalist has been called ‘wonderfully inventive’, a ‘non-sexually intimidating version of Prince’, and a ‘veteran balladeer with sudden indie rock ambitions’. Walker thinks it’s 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 almost a million times now. Their second collaboration, ‘Lifted’ from Never Understood EP spent 8 weeks on the specialty commercial radio charts. Another EP, Ain’t Got A Reason, soon followed in April of 2017 and garnered Walker spots at festivals across the country like Bonnaroo, Firefly, Austin City Limits Festival, Free Press Summerfest, Middle of the Map, Underground Music Showcase. His second full length, Tell It To The Judge, is out now on Modern Outsider.
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Photos and Review by Brittany Thornton
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