Walker Lukens has officially released his brand new Ain’t Got A Reason EP today via Modern Outsider Records! The EP is now available for purchase and streaming from your favorite digital services!
With excitement towards the release of his Ain't Got A Reason EP, Walker explains, "This is my little love letter to all the songs I heard on classic rock radio while driving around in the backseat of my parents car: Elvis, Springsteen, ZZ top, Fleetwood Mac, Bowie... Jah Bless not having a choice over the music you listen to as a kid. Changed my life."
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!
Walker Lukens’ new Ain’t Got A Reason EP is officially out today, April 7th, 2017!
** = w/ Hamilton Leithauser
May 5 – Kansas City, MO @ Middle of the Map Fest
May 9 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk**
May 10 – Dallas, TX @ Kessler Theater**
May 11 – Houston, TX @ Heights Theater**
May 12 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks**
Jun 8 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
Jun 15 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
Jun 23 – Martindale, TX @ Float Fest