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, he released his first full length record, Devoted. It received praise from outlets like NPR’s 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,’ has been streamed over a million times now. ‘Lifted’ 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.
On June 8, 2018, Walker declared a "Summer of Love" that will include new music, videos, and a regional tour with his band and his Song Confessional Booth.