Walker 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”.
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 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 has officially released his new album Tell It To The Judge this week via Modern Outsider Records! Produced by Eno, this highly anticipated record brings together some of Walker’s most prominent tracks to date, such as “Every Night” and “Lifted“, with new tunes for fans to enjoy.
Sep 28 – Austin, TX @ Native Hostel
Oct 6 – Hot Springs, AR @ Hot Water Hills Festival
Oct 7 – Shreveport, LA @ Prize Fest
Nov 2 – Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard
Nov 3 – Kansas City, MO @ The Rino
Nov 4 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
Nov 5 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Nov 8 – Boise, ID @ The Olympic
Nov 9 – Seattle, WA @ Timbre Room
Nov 10 – Vancouver, Canada @ Biltmore Cabaret
Nov 11 – Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
Nov 12 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar