“Don’t Wanna Be Lonely (Don’t Wanna Leave You Alone)” is the newest single to release off of Walker’s  album Tell It To The Judge, which has dropped on September 22nd via Modern Outsider Records. Produced by Spoon’s Jim Eno, this highly anticipated record brings together some of Walker’s most prominent tracks to date, such as “Every Night” and “Lifted”, with new tunes for fans to enjoy.
Walker has been called “one of the best songwriters in Texas” (Free Press Houston.) The Austin-based, Houston-bred singer, multi-instrumentalist has been called “wonderfully inventive” (NPR World Cafe,) a “non-sexually intimidating version of Prince’” (Austin Chronicle,) and a “veteran balladeer with sudden indie rock ambitions” (Indy Week).
In 2013, Walker released his first full length record Devoted, garnering praise from outlets like NPR’s All Songs Considered, American Songwriter, Austin American Statesman, Austin Chronicle, and Billboard. The word spread far and wide, taking Lukens all over the US with his backing band The Side Arms, made up of Kyle Vonderau (guitar), Zac Catanzaro (drums, percussion), Mckenzie Griffin (vocals, keyboard, percussion), and Grant Himmler (bass, vocals).
After meeting Spoon drummer Jim Eno in a bar, Walker & The Side Arms started recording new music at with him at his studio, Public Hi-Fi. Their first collaboration, ‘Every Night,’ has been streamed over a million times now. Their second collaboration, ‘Lifted’ from Never UnderstoodEP (Modern Outsider) spent 11 weeks in total on the specialty commercial radio charts, including 5 weeks in the Top 5 and 3 weeks at #1!
This year, Walker & The Side Arms tackled a U.S. tour and performances at festivals such as Bonnaroo Music + Arts Festival, Firefly Music Festival, Mountain Jam, Float Fest, Savannah Stopover, and more. For more information, please visit: http://www.walkerlukens.com/.
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Upcoming Shows
Nov 2 – Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard
Nov 3 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
Nov 4 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
Nov 5 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Nov 8 – Boise, ID @ The Olympic
Nov 9 – Seattle, WA @ Timbre Room
Nov 10 – Vancouver, Canada @ Biltmore Cabaret
Nov 11 – Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
Nov 12 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
Nov 14 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Nov 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Resident
Nov 18 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
Nov 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Nov 20 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace

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