Walker Lukens has been called ‘one of the best songwriters in Texasʼ (Free Press Houston.) The Austinbased, Houston-bred singer, multi-instrumentalist has been called ‘wonderfully inventiveʼ (NPR World Cafe,) a ‘non-sexually intimidating version of Princeʼ (Austin Chronicle,) and a ‘veteran balladeer with sudden indie rock ambitionsʼ (Indy Week.) Walker thinks its important that you realize his name is not Walter.
His first full length record, Devoted. It received praise from outlets like NPRʼs 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 a new full length with him at his studio, Public Hi-Fi. His second full length, Tell It To The Judge, was released on September 22, 2017 on Modern Outsider .The single, ‘Every Night,ʼ has been streamed over a million times now.
‘Liftedʼ spent 8 weeks on the specialty commercial radio charts and garnered Walker spots at festivals across the
country including Savannah Stopover, Bonnaroo, Firefly, Austin City Limits, Mountain Jam, Free Press Summer Fest, and Summerfest. Walker Lukens & Jim Eno have just finished a new full length, Adult, which youʼll hear more about in 2019. For now, go listen to his last single, “Baby” which American Songwriter thought was good enough to premiere.