Since 1977, Luke has been sharing his own unique blend of original material and the most popular ballads of the last 40 years. Audiences find his performances rich with genuine feeling and emotion and his special interaction with listeners creates an intimate connection that leaves a lasting impression.
“Music is a universal language and it gives me great pleasure sharing thoughts and feelings in song with the people who come to listen. In its highest form, music can be a reminder of what’s most important in life: friends, family, understanding, compassion and, of course, Love!”
“I grew up in a musical family. Everyone played something so there were always instruments around the house I could pick up and try to play. The one that made the strongest impression was an old 3/4 sized classical guitar that my dad bought for my mom that she never played. That, combined with some of my older brother’s Beatle albums were all the inspiration I needed to become a musical performer. The first time I got up on stage to sing, I was 7, and did about a 45 minute show at a teen center that my folks had started. I didn’t know enough to be scared and from that point on, music was a natural part of my life.”
Born in the Midwest, Luke picked up a guitar at age 7 and never put it down. He grew up playing and singing along to Neil Diamond and Beatles songs. He is completely self taught and blessed not only with talent and a warm, engaging voice, but a unique gift for touching the people he is performing for. He has the ability to really connect with his audience and impact their hearts and lives through his music.
“Most of my waking hours, from age 7 on, were spent doing one of two things: music or golf. My father hooked me on golf and it became my life’s ambition to play professionally. I pursued that dream until 1990-91, when I traveled “Down Under” to compete on the Australian PGA tour. While I was there, I wrote a song called, “Born To Play The Game”- not so much about myself but some of the guys that I played with and competed against. A few years later it was used on ESPN’s show, “Inside The Senior PGA Tour”. The song also received serious consideration for inclusion in the soundtrack of the Kevin Costner movie, ‘Tin Cup’.”
In 1996, he released his first CD entitled, “In Tahoe”- a collection of original music including two songs about Lake Tahoe and the golf song mentioned above. It’s been very well received and continues to sell well. His second CD entitled, “Time Pieces” was released in December 1998. It is a collection of his most requested songs by well-known artists.
The winter of 2002 brought the release of his much anticipated 3rd CD, simply titled “LUKE.” Music lovers got a glimpse into an ever-expanding range of musical tastes and talent with a mixture of never before recorded original material, as well as fresh, moving and powerful versions of some of his listener’s favorite songs.
Responding to listener’s requests for products that capture the intimacy and energy of his live performances, Luke released “Luke-Live!”, a double CD recorded during a live concert performance and “Live in Tahoe”, a double DVD from the same event that blends concert footage with other live performances filmed in beautiful locations in and around the Hyatt Regency-Lake Tahoe and breathtaking outdoor locations in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Long considered a Tahoe treasure, Luke’s musical gift is apparently no longer a secret. Although Lake Tahoe remains his home and main performance site, performing regularly at the Hyatt Regency – Lake Tahoe at a beautiful club called the Lone Eagle on the North shore of Lake Tahoe in Incline Village, Luke’s appeal to listeners of all ages now takes him all over the U.S. and abroad with a heavy schedule of performances at corporate engagements, special events, private parties, weddings and receptions. “I feel so blessed to make a living doing what I love!”