The sound of Luna Halo is tight and dynamic. They mix together the best of alternative rock and pop with songs you can't forget. Shades of dozens of bands and disparate influences hover overhead, but in the end every note belongs to this unique band.


The sound of Luna Halo is tight and dynamic. All the pieces fuse together to radiate their collective passion. Shades of dozens of bands and disparate influences hover overhead, but in the end every note on the record belongs to this unique band.

Their home is Nashville which, the world now knows, has produced some fiery rock & roll alongside all that country stuff over the past few years. It was here that Nathan Barlowe settled, as soon as he could leave his home in Raleigh, North Carolina, to chase his musical dream. He was already a seasoned performer, having played in a handful of other bands, and he'd been writing songs since the age of fourteen. Songs about life as he observed it or, once he was a little older, lived it. By the time his senior year was winding down, Nathan had decided that music was his only path.

After a few years in Nashville, he assembled the first incarnation of Luna Halo, and had a good run with them until various members decided to grow up, get married, and move on. That left Nathan with little more than the name of the band and a determination to start again, with new guys and even higher ambitions.

Younger brother Cary Barlowe was the first recruit. Before I went away to school, when Cary was still a kid, I taught him four chords, Nathan recalls. When I came back, he was already kicking my ass on guitar.

Cary was just as impatient as his brother had been to explode into music full-time. The ink on his high school diploma was barely dry when he too, took off for Nashville. There, the brothers filled the two remaining slots with musicians whose playing fit perfectly into their vision for Luna Halo.

After adding Aaron Jenkins and Chris Coleman as the rhythm section the band began 7 years of relentless touring. Eventually they signed to Rick Rubin's American Recordings (Slayer, Black Crowes, Johny Cash) Recently original drummer Jonathan Smith has just returned to take over drumming duties, and Swedish bass playing import Victor Broden has been added as well.

The years of hard work are paying off. Luna Halo's self titled American Recordings album was executive produced by Rick Rubin and released in October of 2007, and the band will be touring non stop in support. Their song Kings & Queens was chosen as the theme song for the hit TV show King of Queens and as the NHL playoff theme. Recently their song Untouchable was covered by country artist Taylor Swift.
Band's come and go, but with this kind of songwriting and hard work, Luna Halo should be around for years to come.


2002- Wasting Away EP (Self Released)
2007- LUNA HALO (American/Columbia)

Set List

Set list constantly changes
40-45 minutes.