Luke Redfield
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Luke Redfield

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | SELF

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | SELF
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"Pretty much what you might expect and hope for from a young, hip acoustic folkie from the Midwest, "Ephemeral Eon" should quickly earn Redfield comparisons to Mason Jennings and Conor Oberst. The songs all sound raw and from-the-gut and are stacked with poetry about girls and landscapes, and they range in style from rollicking "John Wesley Harding"-style acoustic twang to more atmospheric, Iron & Wine-style indie-folk." - Minneapolis Star Tribune


"Redfield's tales resonate with a sense of lived-in truth that comes from living on the road, not reading 'On the Road.'" - City Pages


"He's a young singer/songwriter who seems to have come out of nowhere." - Vita.MN


On Redfield's Ephemeral Eon:

"A superb recording of leading-edge material -- highly recommended!"
- Ken Wilber


"...One of the most dedicated, prolific musicians this close to home in a good long time. Luke explores the human condition, yet his tone somehow remains personal...his songs chase that mythic thread sewing this country together, and wonder if such a thing exists." - Volume One Magazine (Eau Claire, WI)


"This is the kind of music I'd expect Conor Oberst to write, if he could ever get his head out of the bottle -- comfortable in its limits, but what limits? ...He manages to tear down the icons of just about every other folk song in minutes: country, religion, desire, death, even music." - Colorado Music Board


"I was truly surprised at how much I absolutely enjoyed this album from start to finish. It's very much like Bon Iver's 'For Emma, Forever Ago' in the rare sense that it could have a lasting impact on the music scene." - Music Disgust


"Redfield's latest album awakens aside a campfire to flicker and smolder through thirteen tales of travel, toil, and transcendental reverie. Reliable and ramshackle vocals deliver heartfelt lyrics, populating a changing landscape speeding beyond the window of an unyielding locomotive. 'Ephemeral Eon' is for the wanderer who at times, finds himself far from the trail, discovering that the light at the end of the tunnel is actually within oneself." - Chris Koza


Discography

Fire Mountain, 2008
Produced by Eyedea

Ephemeral Eon, 2010
Co-produced by Eyedea and Tom Herbers (Low, The Jayhawks), featuring Haley Bonar and Jeremy Ylvisaker (Andrew Bird).

New LP, title TBA, 2012

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Equal parts folk philosopher, mountain mystic and romantic poet, vagabond songwriter Luke Redfield leads a life straight out of a Jack London or Mark Twain novel. Whether he's busking his way through Europe, getting down to his last dollar on the San Francisco Bay or summering in rural Alaska, where he lived in a 7'x7' shack with no running water, Redfield not only sings his songsā€”he lives them.

In 2010, Redfield released his studio debut, 'Ephemeral Eon,' which The Minneapolis Star Tribune described as "Rollicking, 'John Wesley Harding'-style acoustic twang to more atmospheric, Iron & Wine-style indie-folk." More recently, he served as Executive Producer for tribute record, 'Minnesota Remembers Vic Chesnutt,' a collection of Chesnutt covers performed by Dan Wilson (Semisonic), David Simonett (Trampled by Turtles), Andrew Broder (FOG, WHY?), and many other top acts from the Minneapolis and Duluth scenes.

Redfield has collaborated and performed with artists such as Dosh, Haley Bonar, Gregory Alan Isakov, Marissa Nadler, The Tiny, Alpha Consumer, the much-missed Eyedea, and many others. He is currently adding the final touches to his anticipated sophomore LP, featuring members of Peter Wolf Crier, Dark Dark Dark, Sound Team, Bon Iver and Andrew Bird's band. It's due out SXSW 2012.