Walker Lukens

ONCE Somerville Presents

Walker Lukens

Thomas Wynn & The Believers, Keelan Donovan

Sun, June 25, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:45 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)

$10 - $12

Off Sale

This event is 18 and over

ONCE Somerville Presents: 

Walker Lukens

Thomas Wynn & The Believers

Keelan Donovan

 

Doors @ 7pm / Show @ 7:45pm

18+ / All ages admitted with an adult

$10 advance / $12 day of show

Tickets are available for purchase online until 5pm day of show / Walk up tickets are available for purchase (cash only) at the door day of show after 8pm (if not sold out)

Physical tickets can be purchased without fees at Somerville Grooves located at 26 Union Square, Somerville, MA 02143 from 11am-7pm (cash only)

Walker Lukens
Walker Lukens
Walker Lukens 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.) Walker thinks its important that you realize his name is not Walter.

In 2013, he released his first full length record, Devoted. It received praise from outlets like NPR’s All Songs Considered, American Songwriter, Austin American Statesman, Austin Chronicle, and Billboard and took Lukens and his backing band, The Side Arms, all over the US.

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 Understood EP (Modern Outsider) spent 8 weeks on the specialty commercial radio charts and garnered Walker spots at festivals across the country.

Their 3rd collaboration Ain’t Got A Reason EP premiered on Paste in April 2017.
Thomas Wynn & The Believers
Thomas Wynn & The Believers
Thomas Wynn & The Believers personifies rugged, yet uplifting spirited rock,

sprinkled with southern soul R&B. Tunes brutally honest & heartfelt, the themes

go beyond years of drugs, heartbreaks & hypocrisy to deliver a message of hope.

“Soulful, gritty tunes, some as sweet as honeysuckle and others ferociously

jagged ...reminiscent of Levon Helm, Neil Young and the Allman Brothers, but

they still boldly radiate a sound and southern charm all their own.” Metromix

A combination of blistering rock and southern soul, this fiery ensemble has been

playing the Orlando, Florida original music circuit for the last three-plus years and

have quickly garnered local celebrity status. Hailing from a musical family, the

band is heavily influenced by Thomas and Olivia's father, Tom Wynn, who was

the drummer for Cowboy. Through out the 70’s, Cowboy toured with the Allman

Brothers Band, and released four albums on the legendary Capricorn

Records.Thomas’ spirit-moving vocals are uniquely supported by sister Olivia

Wynn’s engaging and captivating voice and presence. Her strong vocal

harmonies and wide-eyed response is the perfect companion to his yearning

banshee cries.

Known for their powerful LIVE performances, TWTB have delighted audiences of

all sizes, including festival goers at Bear Creek, Orlando Calling, Magnolia Fest,

Bear Creek, Orlando Calling, Blackwater Music Festival, BamaJam, Tropical

Heatwave, Antiwarpt, Pojo Music Fest and FMFs. The group has also shared the

stage with national acts Gov't Mule, Blackberry Smoke, The Dirty Guv'nahs, The

Blind Boys of Alabama, Drivin' N' Cryin', Leon Russell, Drive-By Truckers,

Donna The Buffalo, Leftover Salmon, JJ Grey & Mofro, Medeski, Martin & Wood,

Honey Island Swamp Band, Cross Canadian Ragweed, The Lee Boys, Charlie

Daniels, and many more.

TWTB are gratefully sponsored by Gibson, D'Addario, and Drilley's Shoes.
Venue Information:
ONCE Lounge
156 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA, 02143