Luke Watt

Luke Watt

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Luke Watt’s music speaks honestly and unpretentiously to lovers of contemporary blues/folk. His song writing is personal and emotive, whilst still focused primarily on a solid groove, melody and the belief that there’s nothing wrong with the odd sustained 7th!

Biography

Inspired equally by the rare poetic genius of Chris Whitley, the joy in a killer guitar tone and the lessons to be learnt in a mistake, Luke Watt’s music speaks honestly and unpretentiously to lovers of contemporary blues/folk. His song writing is personal and emotive, whilst still focussed primarily on a solid groove, melody and the belief that there’s nothing wrong with the odd sustained 7th!

Luke’s debut album (Released through Black Market Music) is a collection of blues grooves, folk melodies and slide subtleties, produced splendidly by Nick Huggins (Producer of Whitley’s “Submarine”) and includes the voices of friends such as Jordie Lane and The Little Stevies. Having moved beyond the desire to play fast guitar for guitars sake, Luke has created a record devoted to the portrayal of solid live performances and measured arrangements. “In a way, the guitar playing has been pulled back and the songs are given room to breathe...I wanted to make an album people could enjoy for a variety of reasons.” With restrained, tasteful horn arrangements, modest banjo playing, intricate drumming and the odd wailing lap steel solo, the album allows the songs to speak for themselves. During the latter part of 2008 Luke will promote the album via shows at the Queenscliff Music Festival, the Legendary Blues Train, and launches in Melbourne, Geelong, Warrnambool and Ballarat. 2009 will see Luke embark on tours both west (with shows as far north as Broome) and east coast Australia.

Discography

"Examples of Farewell Speech" (2009)