L Cline

L Cline

 New York City, New York, USA
SoloAlternativeFusion

Lukas' haunting recomposed music adapts folkroots sounds with his distinctly powerful voice, innovative modern harmonies, and compelling arrangements to create a landscape for an expressive, contemporary folk singer.

Biography

Specializing in the modern and nuanced sounds of mountains, folksinger Lukas Papenfusscline hails from Northern California and digs through deep folk and roots recordings and recomposes traditional songs with fresh harmonies, adapted stories, and haunted, soaring vocal lines. His background in classical, jazz, and world music elevates his folk to the avant-garde, subtle, and complex, while maintaining the simple energy that has driven folkroots for centuries. 

Lukas is a performance artist you must see live; also an accomplished actor, he has a riveting stage presence and an intense passion as he sings. Constantly pushing the boundaries of performance practice, Lukas collaborates with a number of interdisciplinary artists and brings this work to his own music. 

Ran Blake, the celebrated Third Stream pianist, is a mentor, collaborator, and close friend who writes that “Lukas is among the best vocalists of our time with an ear for progressive harmony. He can sing several types of American folk music, and has great sensitivity when approaching jazz. This is an artist who doesn't fit into any one category.” 

Lukas can be heard as a soloist with his harmonium and banjo, or with a full band, amplifying his arrangements with guitar, drums, keys, cello, and other sounds. 

Lyrics

Wayfaring Stranger

Written By: traditional

I'm just a poor wayfaring pilgrim
While traveling through this world below
Yet there's no sickness, no toil, no danger
In that bright land to which I go

I'm going home to see my father
he said he'd meet me for to come

I'm just going over Jordan
I'm just going over home

I know dark clouds will gather 'round me
I know my way is hard and steep
But beauteous fields arise before me
Where God's redeemed their vigils keep

I'm going home to see my mother
She said she'd meet me when I come

So I'm just going over Jordan
I'm just going over home

I'm just going over Jordan
I'm just going over home

Discography




Didn’t Come From the River EP - 2015

                         tracklist:

                                 Poor Ellen Smith
                                 Hangman
                                 Saro
                                 Wayfaring Stranger
                                 The Day is Past




All Will Be Well, etc.: Live from the Lilypad in Cambridge, MA - 2015

                         tracklist:

                                 Climbing High Mountains
                                 Pretty Fair Damsel
                                 Man or Woman You
                                 The Thrill is Gone (with Ran Blake)
                                 You Are My Sunshine
                                 Cold Mountains
                                 I Got it Bad


Set List

//SETLIST//

Saro
Poor Ellen Smith
Day is Past and Gone
Hangman
Wayfaring Stranger
Shall I Come Sweet Love to Thee?
Pretty Fair Damsel
Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
Captain and the Hourglass
Pharaoh
Unquiet Grave
High on a Mountain
St. James Infirmary
Cold Mountains
Old Country Blues
Skin and Bone