Singer-songwriter Luke Fisher grew up singing harmonies around the supper table with his parents and six siblings. His musical education started out with songwriters like Jackson Browne and James Taylor. While playing jazz guitar at Houston Texas’ “Fame”-style high school, he started sneaking into bars to see red dirt troubadours like B.W. Stevenson and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Side tracked by college, he recently walked away from a career as a lawyer to play music for a living.
Luke has just put out his first album, “Till I’m Gone,” which ranges from a straight on country waltz to alt-country ballads and full on rock and roll. He’s recently been invited to play songwriter shows in Nashville and is playing his first summer festival this year. His songwriting was recently recognized, being a finalist in Tupelo’s long running Gumtree Festival Songwriters Competition. He is currently lives in Oxford, Mississippi. He is working on putting together his first tour and writing songs for his next album.
His music has been compared to a mix of Jackson Browne, Guy Clark and Delbert McClinton, with quirky but down to earth songwriting like Mason Jennings. The songs on “Till I’m Gone” feel real and have depth without being heavy.
Luke grew up moving around the south, with a time spent in Ethiopia, where his father was a medical missionary working with lepers. When they moved back to the States at age 12, his uncle gave him a guitar and a couple of Mel Bay books and he spent that whole summer playing five or six hours a day. His musical experience has been diverse, from attending the High School for Performing a Visual Arts in Houston, Texas, to directing the junior choir at an Episcopal cathedral, head banging at heavy metal shows and playing in classic rock and acoustic bands. In addition to solo shows, Luke plays with his acoustic trio, The Wilburs, and is working on a americana duo.