Texas singer-songwriter Walker Lukens is an artist paving his way into a music career. His music is like a drink of water on a hot summer day; you don’t know what you’ve been missing until the sound-waves hit your eardrum. His latest album Tell It To The Judge, released September 22nd, are tales of ambition in a melodic and compelling way. The record was produced by and came alive with the help of Spoon’s Jim Eno. Lukens and Eno collaborated extensively for the length of the record and truly made a unique sound.
Tell It To The Judge is a composition of feel-good tracks infused with blues, rock, and hip hop. The bass is foot tapping, and the synths suck you in. The vocals have a way of grabbing the listener’s attention and holding captive. Tracks like “Every Night” and “Ain’t Got A Reason” have edgy rock tones that complement Lukens’ fierce attitude. Meanwhile, tracks such as “Simple Man” and offer lyrics that are more up-front and a sound that’s more simple and toned down. The variation guarantees listeners will find a track or two he/she would resonate with and maybe a few that will grow later on. Though it’s tough to put Walker Lukens in a specific category, it’s thought to believe fans of The Black Keys, Kings Of Leon, Cage the Elephant, and The White Stripes would take interest in his music, as the overall sounds have similarities with these bands.
Don’t forget to check out tracks “Where Is Thunder Road?” and “Never Understood.” Just my personal favorites.
Catch Walker Lukens on the road this fall:
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
Nov 14 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Nov 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Resident
Nov 18 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
Nov 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Nov 20 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace