Fri Apr 26

Mohawk Presents

Walker Lukens


Shy Beast
Walker Lukens
7:00 PM · Outside · All ages

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, Lukens 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. 

Lukens spent 2018 taking the "Song Confessional." A mobile recording and storytelling project, the Song Confessional records anonymous people telling stories and gets songwriters and musicians to turn those stories into songs, often only in a few hours. He also finished another full length record with Jim Eno, which will come out in 2019.