Luke Liddy
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Luke Liddy

Newton, New Jersey, United States | INDIE

Newton, New Jersey, United States | INDIE
Band Folk Acoustic




"Luke Liddy - Victory Music Review"

This collection of original songs by Luke Liddy uses effective backgrounds and effects. Luke's singing is out front making the lyrics clear. "If I lose my balance, I'll know how to step back in line." 'Circadian Rhythm' is a pleasant piece and Luke's voice with the ghostly harmonies is effective.

'Laughing At Danger' is a nice melody and an introspective poem. I like the use of the piano and bass behind this positive message. 'Back Door Rain' begins with fine guitar and mandolin. This is a nice song with a great hook "Back door rain, the sun is on the front porch..." There's a good reason this slightly country track is the title song. It works very well with Luke's voice. Other instruments include bass and violin.

'Songbird' sets the stage very well instrumentally and the poetry is full of imagery. 'Boomerang' and 'Call Me California' complete the message. The latter is relaxed and "laid back like a river...pour me something smooth." This is a pleasant album with nice production by Luke Liddy.

[J.W. McClure]

- Victory Music

"Luke Liddy - Back Door Rain"

Roll Magazine Review – September 2011

For some, releasing an EP is considered a stopgap between full-length albums, an opportunity to remind people you exist and maybe make a few bucks in the process. For singer-songwriter Luke Liddy, his new EP Back Door Rain is a chance to get clear, concise and deep without overdoing it.

Six songs of finely crafted contemporary folk make up Back Door Rain, including the titular number three tunes in. The song has a homespun feel in the music, with its warm harmonies and violin; the lyrics are also familiar and comforting, a sense that runs through all six songs in the collection. If you were ever inclined to write an ode to songbirds with the title “Songbird,” you needn’t trouble yourself, as Liddy has already got you covered. “Call Me California” speaks to the laid back and pastoral parts that make up the majority of real estate in the populous state, though it successfully evokes the Laurel Canyon scene of the mid-to-late ‘60s in its softly strummed guitars and Liddy’s own equally soft vocals.

As the region makes its gentle transition from summer into autumn, Liddy has provided the ideal soundtrack. —Crispin Kott
- Roll Magazine

"Luke at the Minstrel Coffee House"

"Luke Liddy is an engaging writer of songs involving sympathetic people and characters.
He has the knack of making you interested in the characters of the song and anxious to know how their stories end."
- The Folk Project

"NJ Folk Festival - New Folk Showcase"

"Luke Liddy is an engaging writer and performer who has been influenced by folk, acoustic and blues traditions."


"Original Songs Recorded by Band"

"Luke's songs show plenty of clever use of hooks, plenty of imaginative word play and a
lyrical style that can underscore both a tender thought as well as a jab to the ribs. "

"Liddy in my opinion, will always have a future as a song writer."

- Tri-State Gazette - P.S. Kargo


Backdoor Rain EP - 2011



"Luke Liddy has a voice that spreads across the songs like a stream seeking the sea, as it moves along it grows, stretching its borders, bubbling over life’s boulders and navigating around the curves." The Alternate Root

Award winning singer/songwriter Luke Liddy has been in and out of bands, trios and duos as a vocalist, guitarist or drummer for a good portion of his musical life. Through it all, his love of the art of songwriting has been his greatest motivation when deciding which path to follow. Writing and performing music is the place he's always wanted to be for the long term.

With the release of his latest EP, Back Door Rain, his vision has been realized with six songs full of rich melodies, poignant lyrics and clever arrangements. In the spirit of Gordon Lightfoot, Jackson Browne, James Taylor and many other singer/songwriters from the 70s through the present, he proves just how much a song can mean to both the listener and the artist.

* He has performed for:
- The prestigious New York Songwriter’s Circle at The Bitter End,
- New Jersey Folk Festival (as a New Folk winner),
- The Minstrel,
- John Street Jam,
- Solarfest
- Bluebird Cafe in Nashville,
- And many other great venues.

* His song “Look At You Now” is featured on the Project Children fundraiser compilation CD along with artists U2, Janis Ian and James Taylor among others.

* He has opened shows for a wide array of artists including:
- David Bromberg,
- Beppe Gambetta,
- Brooks Williams,
- Jack Williams,
- Willie Nelson,
- Commander Cody

* 2007 Great American Song Contest winner
* 2011 SolarFest Singer/Songwriter Contest finalist

* His new 6-song EP, Back Door Rain, was released in April, 2011.

Contact Luke at: 973-383-1258