My KUTX: Walker Lukens


Austin’s Walker Lukens is a big fan of folk music, but with the recent success of bands like Mumford & Sons and the Lumineers, he felt like the sound had become over-saturated. So he decided to experiment with the form: Lukens bought a looping pedal and started created his songs from the ground up, sampling his voice and guitar in interesting ways while keeping the inherent melody intact. He also hired a band (the Side Arms) to flesh out these experimentations in the live setting. These two directions–folk and electronic, acoustic and rock-and-roll–came together on Lukens’s 2013 breakout, Devoted. There’s a reason why he’s capturing attention not just in Austin but nationwide, from NPR to American Songwriter and Billboard. Check out the Walker Lukens’ KUTX takeover right here! 

Walker’s List

  1. The Andrew Sisters – Rum and Coca
  2. Lee Fields – You’re The Kind Of Girl
  3. The Replacements – My Favorite Thing
  4. Spoon – Car Radio
  5. Miguel – Adorn
  6. Ry Cooder – Drive Like I Never Been Hurt
  7. Ghostface Killah – Kilo
  8. Gil Scott Heron – New York Is Killing Me
  9. Walker Lukens – Brunch People
  10. Panda Bear – Slow Motion
  11. Alton Ellis – Too Late To Turn Back Now
  12. Tom Waits – Make It Rain
  13. Prince – Breakfast Can Wait
  14. Burt Bacharach – Something Big


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