Walker Lukens has teamed up with Impose Magazine to exclusively premiere his Ain’t Got A Reason Karaoke Video Series today! The Ain’t Got A Reason EP recently released via Modern Outsider Records, and will be followed by a full album later this year.
The EP is now available for purchase via iTunes and streaming via Paste Magazine and Spotify. Check out the premiere via Impose Magazine, HERE.
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, Walker released his first full length record Devoted, garnering praise from outlets like NPR’s All Songs Considered, American Songwriter, Austin American Statesman, Austin Chronicle, and Billboard. The word spread far and wide, taking Lukens all over the US with his backing band The Side Arms, made up of Kyle Vonderau (guitar), Zac Catanzaro (drums, percussion), Mckenzie Griffin (vocals, keyboard, percussion), and Grant Himmler (bass, vocals).
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 11 weeks in total on the specialty commercial radio charts, including 5 weeks in the Top 5 and 3 weeks at #1!
Having just played at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Walker Lukens is set to kick off a northeast U.S. tour, with appearances lined up at Firefly Music Festival, Mountain Jam, and Float Fest.
Jun 18 - Metro Gallery Baltimore, MD
Jun 19 - Songbyrd Music House Washington, DC
Jun 20 - Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia, PA
Jun 21 - BAR New Haven, CT
Jun 22 - The Studio at Webster Hall New York, NY
Jun 25 - Once Lounge Somerville, MA
Jun 26 - Strange Matter Richmond, VA